Orval Trappist

Orval Trappist Ale

Sunset-orange color; a fruity and slightly acidic bouquet, firm body, profound hop bitterness, and long, dry finish. Orval is bottled with Brettanomyces, a yeast strain that leads to superb dry complexity and ageworthiness.

Style
complex Dry unique ale
Stats
ABV: 6.9% - OG: 1.055 - IBU: 32
Ingredients
Water, barley malt, candi sugar, hops, yeast.
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History

The Abbey of Orval is located near Florenville, Belgium in the provence of Luxembourg. The present brewery was completed in 1929, at which time the skittle (pin)-shaped bottle and Orval chalice were introduced. (Brewery, bottle, and chalice were all designed by architect Henry Vaes.) In the middle ages, Orval was famous for producing its iron decoration as well as beer. The abbey was gutted by fire in 1252 & repaired, then was destroyed during the French Revolution.

Serving Suggestion

Mild semisoft cheese, warm brown bread, fresh pears, steamed mussels, clams in Pernod cream sauce, oysters, smoked salmon and trout, and calamari. Traditionally served in Orval chalices to capture the big bouquet and lovely “Belgian Lace.” Excellent with a handmade cigar. Traditionally served in Orval chalices at 55-60 °F.

 

Stats and Nutrition

Product Sizes and Quantities
11.2-ounce (330 ml) bottles / 12 per case
Stats
ABV: 6.9% - OG: 1.055 - IBU: 32
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, candi sugar, hops, yeast.
Nutritional Info
Serving Size - 11.2 oz. (330 ml). Calories: 190; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 0 mg; Total Carbohydrates 4 g (1% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 3 g (5% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)

Accolades

Ratebeer.com
July 2018
"Number Six Beer of 2015," 96 Points
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
December 2015
One of the Top 100 Beers in the World
Men's Journal
November 2015
One of the Top 100 Beers in the World
Men's Journal
November 2014
Gold Medal, 97 points and Top-Rated "Belgian Pale Ale"
World Beer Championships
2014
"1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die," selection
A. Tierney-Jones
2010
98 Points, top beer tasted
DRAFT Magazine
Jan/Feb 2009
Featured on official Belgian postage stamps
Nov. 2006 and 1928
Best Bottled Beer
Peterborough Beer Festival
1997, 1996
". . . absolutely nothing like it."
Garrett Oliver
"World classic."
Michael Jackson.