Abt is Dutch for Abbot, thus the leader of the Abbey. No surprise this beer is named “Abt”, since it is also the leader of the Kapittel beers, the beer with the highest alcohol content (10% Alc. By Vol.), a Triple.
And a beautiful triple it is--refermented in the bottle, only good to drink after a few months aging, which is done at the brewery, and ready to be aged for up to 30 years.
As with most Belgian triples, the color tends to be paler, in this case amber, with good head retention. Of course you taste the alcohol, but this is well complimented with a very complex aroma and mouth feel. Round, malty, not very bitter (hoppy), slightly sweet (depending on age) balanced with fruity (Lemon ? Orange ?) hints on the tongue. Lasting taste.
A warming beer, a dessert on its own. Such triples were reserved for the Abbots and the Bishops, and on special Holy days the rest of the Abbey could feast as well on this delicious drink of the Gods.

Food Combinations:  triples are often consumed to wet the appetite before a meal. More often they are drank sitting with good friendly company, be it in the middle of the afternoon outside in the sun, or in the evening after dinner enjoying company and engaging in discussions of all the subjects people’s minds and hearts bring up. With dinner, we suggest the Kapittel Abt with desserts like ice cream (pour some on your ice-cream), and even with ‘white’ looking dishes like white fish, pastas, etc.