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Style: Belgian Ale
Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (13912) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light fruity and yeasty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 190615

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are grass, straw, malt, yeast and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1610) - PORTUGAL - JUN 2, 2015
33cl bottle. Slightly hazy golden colour with an one finger white head. Spices, malts, citrus and yeast in the aroma. Average lively carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium sweet with some bready notes. Overall, a nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
UPDATED: APR 14, 2015 Rating from a sample in very bad condition (the remains of a bottle which had leaked during transport...). Loose, off-white head disappearing quickly due to the loss of carbonation, colour a murky ochre blonde. Very estery aroma, not unpleasant actually, but clearly fermentation a bit out of control, as is often the case with these Wallonian micro brews; I’m sure this would have been a huge gusher if it had survived the trip in better condition. I get overripe peach and pear, gooseberry, some banana, candi sugar, caramel candy, wet hay, aniseed, straw, white pepper, dried orange peel, dandelion. Fruity onset, berries and pear, less sweet than expected based on the aroma, soft and supple mouthfeel again suffering from the loss of carbonation due to the leaking; yeasty, with agreeable caramel malt sweetness underneath, spicy notes, cloves, finish medium long and dry with some peppery and earthy, ’deep’ hop bitterness, not unpleasant and providing balance; some powdery yeastiness also lingers in the throat and retronasally, I get quite a high dosis of spicy, almost aniseed-like phenols. I liked this, too bad it arrived in such bad state at my tasting table, but it seems promising, so I will surely try a new one when I get the opportunity.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11496) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
Bottle, bought @De Molen Beershop. Pours clear golden with a large, frothy, white head. Great duration. Aroma has bready, doughy malts, hay, sugar. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour has dusty, doughy malts, light caramel, some citrus, fat. Light grassy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4567) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2015
Pours clear blonde, big white head. Smell is dry hay and spices. Waaw, extremely overcarbonated...Taste is bitter , some funky yeast ... Is it because of the location ( and the fact I know where it has been brewed ) or does this really taste very damn simmilar to orval? Not like its actually the exact same taste, but its very comparable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10507) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Trübes strohgelbes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht hefig, wenig bananig, würzig, Citrus. Geschmack hefig fruchitg, leicht bananig, Citrus, Gewürze, leider etwas viel CO2.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1880) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and hops flavor malts spicy citrus pineapple fruits and bitter hops

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
corkyrory66 (890) - BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2014
Bière blonde refermentée de 6,1 % abv. Couleur jaune paille, un peu dans le style d’une blanche !! Léger voile. Bulles moyennes partout, pas spécialement vives. Mousse blanche à flocons moyens, épaisse. Arômes de houblon, malt clair, fruits blancs, poire, pomme jaune, légère pointe de cire. 1ère bouche soyeuse sur les fruits blancs, genièvre et pain de mie. Arrière-bouche sur le malt clair, moyennement développée, avec des pommes en arrière-fond. 2ème sur le houblon, mais le fond malté est moins réussi. 3ème sur un ensemble de moins en moins joli, un peu curieux. Arrière-bouche un peu fade, un peu sur la pils. La longueur commence sur du pain de mie, mais la bouche est assez métallique, fade, plate. On descend de plus en plus, jusqu’au niveau d’une pils !! La levure est un peu épicée, plutôt curieuse. L’alcool est banal. La finale est à côté de la question. CONCLUSION : une bière très décevante, qui descend constamment, et termine en queue de poisson... à Villers devant Orval !! Suivez mon regard !!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
poech73 (281) - Braine, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2014
Bouteille de 33 cl Delhaize@Florenville. Bière blonde flirtant avec la blanche offrant un corps aérien, léger à boire avec une rondeur subtile et discrètement corsée et qui se finit sur des notes amères carrément acerbe; ce qui rend cette bière, je trouve difficile à boire. Pourtant, le nez est sympa, aigrelet, avec ses effluves de levure, de houblon citronné et fleuri, de senteurs de foin. On dirait qu’il y a du sucre fermenticide comme dans La Cahtte? Certainement une bonne bière mais qui, soit a besoin de murir plus, soit être brassée autrement?


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