Orval Trappist Ale

A couple of weeks ago I enjoyed Orval Trappist Ale for the first time, with brunch at Shango.

Orval Trappist Ale

Appearance
Damn, what a head on this Belgian Pale Ale! My care in pouring the brew into the tulip was no match for this incredibly tall, billowy head. The beer itself poured a deep tangerine color and beautifully reflected sunlight.

Aroma
Pineapple. Overwhelmingly pineapple. Even my brunch mate was floored at the aroma on this. There’s also a nice touch of spice here. Definitely looking forward to the sip.

Flavor
Sweetly touched with honey, the fruity pineapple flavor remains the star for me, along with the spice that was hinted at in the nose. Finishes tart and dry, just as a Trappist Ale should. Really quite exemplary.

Mouthfeel
Smooth and medium bodied with a champagne-like carbonation.

Overall
As I mentioned before, Orval is an exemplary brew of the style. I highly recommend it.

[techtags:ORVAL, TRAPPPIST ALE, BELGIAN PALE ALE, BEER REVIEW]

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