The Thirsty Beagle Beer of the Night is Orval Trappist Ale.
I’ve been meaning for the longest time to try Orval. Now that the deed is done, where to even begin with this beer? First, voters in the Beer Championship Series picked this beer to advance out of the Belgium Conference. That’s one point. Then, I did a little research and found out the guys on Beer Advocate score this an A+, a world-class beer. That’s two points, and did I really need any more points to pick up a bottle? This was a great beer. The aroma was intoxicating — the citrus notes were addictive and somehow mysterious at the same time. The taste? So flavorful and complex. For a 6.9 percent beer this was incredibly smooth. Truly an excellent beer. I know it won’t be long before I pick up another bottle.