The Orval legend began almost 1,000 years ago, when a princess accidently dropped her ring into a spring and a trout returned it. It continues now, with a day to reflect on and enjoy this amazing Trappist ale.
About Orval Day
On March 26th, 2016, devotees of Orval Trappist Ale – and even some folks who hadn’t tried it yet – convened upon their favorite bar to celebrate one of the world’s most unique beers. Orval was the first Brett beer to land on US shores, and has become the favorite beer for many star American brewers. ( "Brett" - brettanomyces - is a yeast variety that adds appetizing, sharp acidity and dryness.) Orval sells one beer, brewed to exquisite perfection within the walls of Notre Dame d’Orval Monastery in Belgium. It’s delicious when it leaves the brewery, but also evolves in the bottle for five years or more.
We had over 150 accounts participate in the March 2016 Orval Day, and about 12,000 bottles were sold! Thanks to all who participated. A portion of the proceeds from Orval Day is being donated to MAP International.
2016 was be the first year that Orval Day was celebrated nationally - stay tuned for future events! Our events page always lists places to find a great beer.Here's a video tour of Orval:
View all our beers by country, brewery and by style in this easy-to-follow brochure .
Orval Trappist Ale
Sunset-orange color; a fruity and slightly acidic bouquet, firm body, profound hop bitterness, and long, dry finish.
- Orval Trappist Ale
- Orval Day Poster 11x17
- Orval Trappist Ale retail shelf talker
- Orval & Oude Orval info sheet
- Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Orval website
MdV Trappist beers product sheet
Merchant du Vin Corporation
119 1st Ave. So.
Seattle, WA 98104-3471
Phone: (253) 656-0320
Fax: (206) 402-4792