Friday Lunchtime

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Friday’s are undoubtedly the best day of the week. However, the thing I look forward to most on Fridays is our weekly pub lunch. This week we went to the Lowlander pub on Drury lane which has a great selection of Belgian ales. I was in heaven!

Since I still had an afternoon of work left, I limited myself to one beer which made choosing almost impossible. In the end I decided to go for the Orval since I’ve heard so much about it.

It really didn’t disappoint. The Orval Brewery is trappist brewery in the Abbaye Notre-Dame Orval. The beer itself is 6.2% ABV and the first thing you notice is that it has a really distinctive aroma. It’s quite earthy and yeasty while managing to smell fresh at the same time. It has a very thick, foamy head and tastes malty and sour with hints of banana. It really is lovely, a bit more dry than other trappist ales but I’d definitely recommend trying this.

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3 thoughts on “Friday Lunchtime

  1. bigchinwell February 25, 2014 / 9:16 am

    I congratulate your will power to stick to just one drink in the Lowlander!!! I don’t think I could!

  2. leighgoodstuff March 19, 2014 / 6:57 am

    Orval is my favourite Belgian beer – so easy to drink, yet so complex. A true classic.

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