In contrast to all the other Trappist breweries, Orval Brewery makes only one beer for the public, and that beer is me. I was first brewed in 1931, and am the singular focus of all the Trappist monks in Abbey Notre-Dame d'Orval. The monks have managed to make me into a beer of a depth and character so unmatched that brewers from all over the world have cited me as their favourite beer.
My masterful complexity, drinkability and distinctive taste are largely attributed to a combination of masterful brewing techniques and a unique strain of Belgian yeast. With my deep orange-amber colour and large foamy head, I offer aromas of leather, spice, earthiness and flavours of fruity hop, acidic base and dry finish. I'm a world-class beer that demands attention and can be bottle-conditioned (meaning my flavour can evolve over the years with aging if you cellar me right).