douglas88 (6837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to craig. Pours a clear copper color with a large beige head. A sweet fruity nose. A light sweet fruity hop, some yeast, dry, sweet malts. Good.
ttutony (756) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a white head. Funky spicy yeast aroma. Essentially more of the same on the palate. I like the beer but I don’t get a huge hop presence.
JK (4844) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold color. Belgian yeast that reminds me of Orval. Mild hops and light spice, with some brett. A good beer.
Boutip (5031) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of funky barnyard notes with dry hoppy notes with light floral undertones. Taste is a wonderful mix between some Brett notes with its characteristics barnyard notes which are well integrated with the dry hoppy notes with a solid malt backbone that is not overly sweet. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Great balance between the different aspects of this beer while retaining some very good drinkability.
Beerman6686 (5067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pooured a hazy darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was lots of brett, spice, and fruity hops. Flavor was very spicey and dry, like a giant bowl of brett with hops added. interesting and nice but not sure I would want a lot of it.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Nice clean-looking pour, fluffy head, well carbonated, and a deep orange. Subtle funk and yeast in the nose along with assertively dry hops. Playful mouthfeel, a nice long dry finish. Flavors are quite nice, a dry IPA at its core but garlanded with deep citrus, funk, and some understated bready notes.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (courtesy of BarZigKin). Musty lemon/coriander malt aroma. Cloudy amber color with giant off-white head. Dry musty light lemon malt flavor initially with strong coriander finish. Mild bitter herbal aftertaste. Nice.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
orange color, aroma of lemon, grass, funky yeast, has a very unique aroma, flavors of tropical fruit, citrus, grass, spices, dry finish, light body, very interesting beer
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with James, Andrew and Maggi. Pours a hazy amber with lots of head. Smell is leathery yet fresh. Taste is quenching yet dark, almost leathery. Smooth and horsey.
davey101 (738) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.
A - Dark amber clear body with a massive dirty off-white foam head. Dies down to clumpy and soapy foam. Super dense and thick with tons of lacing and retention.
S - Tons of brett aromas. Funk with some hints of lemon and grass.
T - Funk initially. Crisp with hints of citrus fruit and grassy earthy notes. High level of carbonation with a dry and lingering finish.
O - Very delicious beer with the perfect blend between funk and earthiness/fruit. This is a great take on Orval.