If you’ve never had Orval, you can’t call yourself a true beer geek. I remember the exact date I tried my first Orval. It was a pinnacle moment in my craft beer career.
Recently, I was given a rare opportunity to taste a vertical of ORVAL vintages. The 3 different vintages included: April 2009 –> 5 months old May 2007 –> 1 year nine months old October 2002 –> 7 years old The 7 year Orval was probably the “oldest” beer that I’ve tasted. I found it rather […]
There are only 7 trappist breweries in the entire world. Only beer brewed at an abbey, under the watchful eye of the Cistercian monastic community living there, can rightfully use the strictly controlled name of “Trappiste”. Belgium is home to six of the breweries entitled to use the “Trappiste” name: Orval, Chimay, Rochefort, Westvleteren, Westmalle […]