This really sounds like a great beer and I am a real fan of European beers, particularly Belgians. I want this ready for next Christmas and plan on bottling it and setting it in a closet. When would be a good time to brew up a batch of this? Currently I have a batch of hefeweizen to drink this month until my Chimay clone is ready next month. I have lots of fermentation space as I got a bit crazy about grabbing free food grade buckets from grocery stores. Yeah, I have about 70 gallons of fermentation space!
Anyways, I want to give this beer a chance to really condition and enjoy some awesome brews at Christmas. Do you think April or May would be a good time to brew it and then bottle after proper fermentation time?