Friday, July 20, 2012

Beer Review: Orval Trappist Ale

That pimpin' goblet was free with purchase, sucka!

Style: Belgian Pale Ale
ABV: 6.9%

Fun Fact About the Brewery:

One of the perks of being a monk, well probably the only perk, is that you get to brew and drink delicious trappist beer. This is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years and continues to this day. Orval is one of the bigger and most popular of the old Belgian monk breweries. According to the official Orval web site, the Orval Abbey was founded in 1132 (lol wut!) in Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium, but the modern day brewery was built in 1931. What else does the web site tell me? Take it away, Euros!

"Lovers of Orval's beer bear witness to a fidelity that continues to amaze us.  They seem to have influenced their friends to such an extent that this so typical beer is in very high demand.  As a result, both stores and taverns are running out of this beer too often and too quickly!"

God, I love broken Euro-english.


Not overly sweet or spicy, which makes it highly drinkable. Tastes fairly fresh out of the bottle, nothing too skunky. Calling it a Belgian Pale Ale pretty much sums it up. It has a similar feel to a pale ale, but with that extra Belgian-y kick

Rating: 4/5

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