Its fine aroma lands delicately on the palate. Heavy malt aroma, slight bitterness. Top-fermented trappist style of ale, brownish-red in colour, typical of aged Burgundy wine. The beer is clear and rests on a bed of yeast. It has quite heavy saturation and a loose head with average longevity. These characteristics vary according to the temperature at which the beer is served. Its all-pervading aroma offers up spicy notes as well as shades of deeply aromatic yeast; caramel malt is the dominant flavour. In the mouth, the initial hit is bold and mildly spicy, the flavour manages to be sweet, round and strong all at the same time and offers a full mouthfeel that lasts for quite some time culminating in the aftertaste which has a subtle tartness and well-balanced bitterness. The body is assertive with its fruity and malty fullness whereas some hot and spicy notes come along and invite us to take the next sip. This is a delicious beer, ideal when just getting started.