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Brewed by Gengoulf
Style: Belgian Ale
Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
john_henry (116) - - SEP 13, 2013
This is brewed by a small brewery with a brew length of only 100L. The brewer still works in the lab at Orval, and uses the yeast from there for this brew. Along with the Orval yeast this beer utilises Citra hops. For me this is the most exciting Belgian beer being brewed at the moment. Perfect pairing between esentialy an Orval and Citra hops, very exciting. However, not for you hop heads, whilst there is a clear hop presents, we’re not talking massive, very well balanced. If you get chance to get your hands on this, snap them up.


2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
corkyrory66 (699) - 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 (214) - Nivelles, 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?

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (2724) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle @ THT May, courtesy of dEnk. Pours a hazy pale golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is mostly spicy Belgian yeast, red fruits and not much else. Flavor is your typical Belgian Ale, light bready, very yeasty and medium sweet. Skip to next beer please.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4030) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle @ tht. Aroma is fruity and floral notes, some notes of spices. Flavour is dry fruity, floral and peppery notes. Some malt, touch of yeast. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8908) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle shared by dEnk @ The Hague Tasting. Opaque pale yellow color, huge white head. Smell slightly malts and a citrussy hint. Taste slightly malts, citrus, softly bitter. Well I’d say it might be simple but it’s quite decent. Average to medium body amd carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3731) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
Poured hazy light yellow with a frothy off white head. Aroma of light spice and lactose, soft malt. Medium body, flavour of an average saison.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5694) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of Sic1314 @THT Thick white head. Cloudy golden blond pour. Refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Donkere giudkleur met enorme witte schuimlaag. Weinig aroma, moutig. Smaakt heerlijk zacht, goede bitter. Lekker!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2346) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
Shared with Wim at his home. Clear blond colored beer with large white head and lots of carbonation. Herby cooked vegetable aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is sweet herby slight bitter.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Countbeer (4709) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Very loud plop and siz and a very big vast thick white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow colored beer. Aromas of rice, malts, rice pie, card board, cream, wheat and hints of vanilla and grains. Flavours of wheat, bitters, cream yet watery, light smoked wheat, dirty bitters, rice, earthy, unbalanced all in all! Aftertaste is bitter, wheat, herbs, dull... Low carbo, creay mouthfeel, medium unbalanced body and a creamy texture. Expectations were quite high, but I wasn’t enthousiastic in the beginning, far from enthousiastic! After 10 to 15 minutes of breathing it became a tad better bad still bad... Unbalanced! Pity! I couldn’t finish it!


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