I finally got around to the bonus beer that @Hooper sent me. It is his "Not Orval" which he says went from 1.062 down to 1.001. The dryness is very noticeable but definitely not off-putting. His notes said this was not his best effort, but myself and the 2 beautiful women who shared it with all loved it. I am not a regular Orval drinker, so really cannot compare it to the original, just know we liked it a lot.
Aroma has just a hint of funk but overall clean pilsner flavor. It was force carbed and bottled, thus it is crystal clear. The carb level is on the high side, champagne like, constantly bubbling up from the bottom through the entire glass. The girls said the carb level was reminiscent of AmandaK's wedding toast beer. Really no hop flavor to speak of, but a nice subtle bitter finish. Overall, this would be a great one to enjoy on a nightly basis.
Thanks so much for including this in my package Glenn, we really enjoyed it
Edit to add the pic, oops