When my wife picked up a couple of bottles of Chimay Blanche from the LCBO, she also picked up "another trappist beer" for me.
When we got home, I discovered that it was Orval. The not-so-tasty sour beer that I wrote about last week.
However... perhaps I was a little harsh the last time.
Not one to waste beer, I poured myself a glass. This time, knowing how heady it got the last time, I pour it very slowly. It still had a pretty big head, but it was much better than the last time.
It smelled pretty much the same as last time too.
But the taste was a little different. Still sour, but I actually didn't mind it as much. I guess you could say that I enjoyed it. I compared the dates on the label and they are from the same batch.
While sour beers will probably never make it to my list of favourites, I could see me possibly drinking one of these on a hot summer day some time. It's definitely an acquired taste.