Absolutely nothing of interest when on for me today…
Beer #275 is Orval Trappist Ale by Brasserie d’Orval S.A. which is brewed in Belgium in the style of a Belgian Pale Ale with an ABV of 6.9%. Brewed by the Trappist Cistercian monks of Orval, they only brew two beers and one of them is not usually for sale, (they also make cheese) to support their monastery in the Abbaye Notre-Dame d’Orval.
This brew poured from the very cool shaped bottle a cloudy amber with a bit of orange to it. The head was magnificent…huge (almost filling up the Duvel tulip glass), fluffy & white. Oh how do I love me some nice head…floating atop a tasty beer. The aroma was quite hoppy…lots of pine filled my nose and was quite yeasty. I also picked up on some apples and pink grapefruit juice. Wow…it wasn’t sweet at all in the taste department, I wasn’t expecting that. It was quite earthy with a nice pine hop thing and a bit of spice like pepper. It had a nice bitterness and finished up very dry. Highly carbonated with a medium body made this quite drinkable for me. No trace of alcohol was noticeable as I was enjoying this.
This was an excellent beer that I savored as I sipped it. To the Trappist Cistercian monks of Orval…this is some good stuff! Op uw gezondheid!!!