Orval Trappist Ale, 6.2% ABV, often referred to as The Queen of Trappists. It was first made in 1931, and has a complex and unusual flavor and aroma produced by a unique strain of yeast. The beer is light in color, slightly cloudy, and has a large, foamy head. There is a complex aroma of leather, horse blanket, spice, and many other earthy components.
I've been gone for a while, but I'm back on lunch with a review of a classic Trappist ale. Whenever I uncap an Orval, the first thing I do is smell it. I love this beer’s nose. It’s so sweet: all flowers, oranges, apples and a hint of berries. Like an olfactory work of art. I’m not joking. I sat and smelled the bottle for several minutes after finishing the beer. The foam is gorgeous too. Rocky and white, it surges up like … more