This noble winter beer is brown in colour with flaming red highlights. It has a complex aroma of fruits, alcohol and hops. Its taste is delicately sweet and liquor-like with a hint of burnt caramel. It is a very bitter beer with aromas and flavours reminiscent of red fruit. The aftertaste is accentuated by the wonderful flavour of hops.
The Solstice d’Hiver is brewed only once a year in the month of July, and is then aged for 5 to 6 months before being put on tap on the 21st of December. This aging process is necessary to achieve an ideal equilibrium between the sharp bitterness and the other flavours in the beer. Also, every year, two 50 liter kegs are put aside. One is served as of the following 21st of June, after one year of maturation, and the other is served as of the following 21st of December (a year and a half of aging) to accompany the new batch.