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Brewed by Brasserie dOrval
Style: Belgian Ale
Florenville - Villers-d.-Orval, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4089   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In contrast to all the others, the Orval Trappist brewery makes only one beer for the general public. It has an intensely aromatic and dry character. Between the first and second fermentations there is also an additional dry-hopping process. Through this the beer acquires its pronounced hoppy aroma and extra dry taste.
Bottled at 5.2% abv - can go up as high as 7.2%


WheatKing's rating

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, - OCT 26, 2012
Seems very refined, like a fine cognac. Certain members of their field seem a step above everything else in a certain way... Grace Kelly or Cary Grant in acting, for example. Orval is like that for me, and dry and sour at the same time, the only time I’ve experienced this in a beer.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjonesy07 (26) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Belgian Trappist beer, deep browny golden colour and a little cloudy. Pleasant aroma which is quite hoppy. Nice frothy head. A taste of honey with a slight bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puren (254) - POLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Prezentacja: wylata :), bursztynowe, zmętnione, piana drobna i trwała;
Aromat: bardzo silny winny, pod spodem kołaczą się nuty belgijskie ;
Odczucie: ciało wysokie do średniego, nasycenie wysokie;
Smak: najsilniejsze są nuty winne, cierpkie, goryczka, a z tyłu stoi "Belgia";
Ogólnie: niezły belgijski sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (552) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
Pours clear orange golden with small white head. Aroma is funky, brett, fruity, hops, melon, some phenols. Slight boozy.Taste is sweet, grainy, brett yeast, bitter crisp finish. Loads og leathery funk.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sickboy84 (4) - ITALY - JUL 24, 2015 does not count
Birra estremamente attraente all?analisi visiva, di un bellissimo ambrato con un compatto e fine cappello di schiuma bianco sporco.All?olfatto offre una grandissima complessità che spazia dagli aromi primari (crosta di pane e miele), agli esteri della frutta a pasta gialla, floreali e speziati.In bocca, l?entrata restituisce tutto ciò che l?olfatto ci aveva promesso mentre in uscita regala una secchezza e lieve nota acidula che invita subito ad una nuova e ricca sorsata.Grande birra!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sandow (2) - FRANCE - JUL 24, 2015 does not count
The best beer (my favorite), really tasty, not too ’heavy’ and not too ’light’. It’s color is beautiful and so the froth.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (98) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
Aroma: Fruity, herbs, flowers, honey. Appearance: Amber/brown coloured beer with a foamy white head. Taste/Palate: Hops, orange, apple, banana, honey, ends slightly bitter.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HasseWennigsen (12) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2015
This beer combines what I like best about belgian trappist and english IPA. The result is an extremly well-tasting beer. One of my top-5 in the world!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruuurd (135) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
Wow, i get the fuzz about this one! Wide palet of flavours, from sweet to sour, from fruit to flowers. Simply love it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (156) - LATVIA - JUL 18, 2015
Golden color and a bit cloudy, very specific bitter and fruity taste, with wide palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrttiimmoo (17) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Surdeg, karbolsprit. Geuze liknande. Rikligt skum ovh mycket jäst. Det behövs mat till.


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