This red-brown abbey ale can be considered a “single,” meaning a beer that was made for the guests of the abbey and for everyday consumption.  Of course, this is a top-fermenting ale, refermented in the bottle and thus kept alive, which means you can age the beer for a few years.  The head is strong and keeps well.

The aroma reminds one of sweet burning wood and gives us hints of sweet peaches, ending in a light hoppy bitterness.