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Orval Trappist Ale Belgium Belgian Ale  Belgian Pale Ale 24137 17540 11.2OZ
Product ID: 24137
Region: Belgium
Type: Belgian Ale, Belgian Pale Ale
Size: 11.2OZ
IBU: 32
ABV%: 6.9

     
"Brewed and bottle-conditioned at Notre Dame d'Orval monastery, founded around 1070 AD in the pastoral Belgian countryside. Three different malts, two types of hops, Belgian candi sugar, complex fermentation with multiple yeasts, dry-hopping and bottle conditioning all contribute to great character and complexity. This vintage-dated and unique beer can be cellared up to five years. 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." —importer
"Appearance: Orange amber (very light haze) in colour with a magnificent white head, rocky and dense, leaving rings lace all over.

"Smell: Hints of juniper, lemon and flowers.

"Taste: Smooth and crisp with a lightish body though the mouthfeel appears to be full upfront. Touch of lemon rind with a fresh cut hay flavour, hop bitterness makes a snappy bite. Horse blanket and other medicinal phenols over take the tongue for a bit also. Tart from start to finish with hints of cider and other tart fruits. The finish seems to be everlasting in its dryness.

"Notes: The sheer complexity of this fine ale is mind boggling...one of the originals. This brew is all old-school...dating back to the 1100s. If you are into Belgian ales this will be a sure treat. Some soft cheese and dark rye makes a perfect pairing." —Jason Alström, BeerAdvocate

"Rich hazy amber color with a fine blanket of bone foam. Beguiling sweet and sour aromas suggest sourdough, apple cider, leather, barnyard wood, clay, and spiced pears with a rich, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long well meshed finish of nuts, grains, dried fruits, peppery spice and minerals. A fantastic example of a brett-influenced, but not dominated, Belgian pale ale. Relish with charcuterie." —Beverage Testing Institute

Platinum, 2014 World Beer Championships

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