From the Abbaye St-Remy, again one of the five real Trappists breweries from Belgium. I had their 6 in Peterborough. Thick lace-leaving light beige pillow of a head over lively cloudy mahogany ale loaded down with grey chunky yeast. One of the murkier appearances an ale might have. The nose is all figgy burlap and spice. If Westmalle dubbel is a restrained dignified take on the style, this is a pig in the barnyard muck. There is heat above the malt, stark twiggy hop with bone dry burlap and twine in the malt. 9.2%, too. Those saucy monks.
If it were not medieval monk brew you might think this was a post-industrial expression of ale.