After a few pints of cask ale at my Alnwick local, The John Bull, I decided to embrace this old chestnut again, a beer that goes effortlessly well with salmon and other various seafood.
The triple fermentated (and thus notably dry) Orval is a Trappist ale, which isn't a style but means it was brewed in a Trappist monastery in Belgium, possibly by the monks themselves. It brings pleanty of bold malt earthy hops and funky fermentation flavours that really dominate the aroma. Upfront carbonation, a citrus touch and the dry finish make this deliciously drinkable. Ok this isn't cask ale, but its bottle conditioned which still counts as naturally conditioned.
The view walking to the John Bull