Orval Trappist Ale is one of the most requested beers to be reviewed. Why it took me nearly 500 episodes to get around to it is anyone's guess. Not that this is the first time I've had it (or even had it ON CAMERA for that matter as you'll see in the video). It's a Belgian "single" or Belgian pale ale, but it's made with that wild "Brett" yeast to give it a sour, funky edge. It's a difficult be to accurately review since no two batches are truly the same (and storage conditions means different bottles from even the same batch might be different).
P.S. Sorry about the video quality. This is the second episode in a row where my editing software has been acting extremely glitchy and won't render anything in high def. I've been rendering all the raw footage in standard definition and then taking that render and re-rendering it into high def. Obviously the picture quality is affected in the process. I'm still trying to troubleshoot the issue but hope to have it resolved in time for episode #500 coming soon!
3.9AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20