Review: Orval Trappist Strong Ale

Review: Orval Trappist Strong Ale by Cody La Bière
So, Unibroue isn't the only Belgian (style) beer that foamed on me lately, so did this beer, Orval Trappist Ale. I need to start being prepareful more.

I got this beer as a Christmas gift from my sister. I've had the beer before, but decied to re-review it.

Appearance: Well, it foamed. Not like a gyser a la Unibroue, but enough to still require me to get a cloth to clean up the mess. Pours a hazy honey-copper orange-brown. Head is a bit beige.

Aroma: Frankly, this smells like the cheap crappy Sparkling Wine that my parents buy for all special occasions. Secondly, has a very sweet, spicy mixture, some orange, and a bit of nuttiness. This is a nice smelling beer.

Taste: Quite citrusy and fruity. a bit of floral hints, and a bit yeasty and a bit hoppy.

Overall Thoughts: Like almost all Trappist beer, damned delicious. This is a great example on how Belgian beer should taste. Buy some. It is 6.9% ABV, 330mL bottle, costs around $3.70. This bottle was bottled on September 9th 2010, and likely has been sitting at the LC store shelf since 2010. The awesome thing about Belgian beers, they age well. Try saving a Molson Canadian for 5 years.. I once saved a Molson Canadian for 6 months and it tasted putrid.

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