Trappist brewery based at the Abbaye Notre Dame D'Orval, in Southern Belgium. The abbey itself was resurrected in 1920 after laying in ruins for 200 years following the French Revolution, the brewhouse being installed in 1931. The brewery makes just one commercially available beer, simply called Orval and unlike any of the other trappist beers. Honey-coloured with large foamy white head and captivating floral nose its dominant characteristics rely on the phenolic, estery notes of the wild Brettanomyces yeast. Initially quite bitter, the fruity elements start to shine after around 6 months in bottle and blossom wonderfully after about 2-3 years.