Abbaye de St. Martin Cuvee de Noel is dark beer with reflections of red fire, amber and is very elegant. The head stays well and is solid and of good aspect.Fermentation and yeast are almost absent. The impression is lively and rich. Tastes of cinnamon, cloves and warm oriental spices.
Alcohol content of 8,5%.
Serving temperature: 8-10°C
In XIth century Tournay, when the city only had barely 10.000 inhabitants, a cannon called Odon d'Orléans was unable to find a place for silent prayer and meditation. So he founded a new place to live and pray: St Martin's Abbey.
In 1096, Bishop Radbot granted the monks of St Martin's the right to brew, a valuable privilege granted by King Childeric. And that is all to the good as in a time when plague and cholera reigned, people already knew that it was wiser to drink beer than water. The recipes of St Martin's beers have remained a secret.
These are exceptional beers, with a fine and subtle flavour, comprising several types of barley and hops and enriched with rare spices. A beer of yestery ear and of today, to be shared...