This turned out to be a bigger surprise than I expected.
The last time we were at the LCBO, I mentioned to keep an eye out for Trappist beers. She remembered when she was out this afternoon and picked this one up.
Orval from Brasserie de l'Abbaye d'Orval
|Crazy head minutes after pouring.|
It has crazy head. What you see in the picture above took about five minutes to pour and I still wasn't done. It didn't seem to matter how careful and slow I tried to pour, the head foamed like mad.
It's a cloudy amber colour and has 6.7% alcohol.
I didn't find it quite as sour as the Panil, but it's sour enough that I didn't enjoy it much. Sour ales are probably at the bottom of my list of beers to drink. They're obviously an acquired taste. :)
Having said that, it was an interesting beer to try.