andrepintado (1529) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle thanks to my girlfriend that got this in Paris. Color is dark gold to copper. Head is persistent and medium. Taste is medium sour and light sweet. Body is medium to thin and quite carbonated. Aroma is banana, fruit, brett, wood.
markextrae (1205) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle sample, poured a light cloudy amber colour with a small white head, lactose, brett, citrus, horseblanket, orange, no this wasn’t balanced at all!
bartlebier (1873) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bb02/2018. Inviting organic sweet fruit marmelade (orange, peach, strawberry) aroma with a brett edge very reminiscent of 6 month old Orval. Pleasant putridity, decomposing autumn forest floor (oak chips). Reentry of that in taste: adds dominant mushroom, also unpleasantly in mouthfeel: wild, earthy mushroom. Also recalls De Struise Rosse in this aspect. Somewhat dry, unpleasant finish, - otherwise a confident, sweet, one-off(?) take on Orval.
Barrelbelly (646) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red brown.Soury metalloc aroma, small head. Taste soury with no aftertaste. Empty beer.
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Simple and uninteresting brew. Unpleasant mouthfeel. Orange coloured brew. OK head.
guiroul33 (93) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apparently a "karikatuur" from Orval... And it’s true that appearance is pretty similar (although a bit more cloudy), as well as the aroma which is almost the same. Taste is not as complex and long as the original but it is a nice copy though!
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
domienS (121) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber beer with a big unstable broken white head. Has good kling.
Smells yeasty (brett), green apple, some "paardenstall" Tastes bitter. Full mouthed beer with low carbonation. leaves a nice lingering bitterness.
markoijelena (545) - SERBIA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l from Dranken Geers Ghent Belgium.Pour it amber color with small white head.Taste and aroma of grape,nutmeg,little bit sweet and sour from the grapes.Perfect balanced texture.
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Commissioned beer (like everything that comes out of this brewery) refermented with Brett. Yellowish head, dark amber colour tending towards copper, hazy. Aroma of apple, lychee, unripe peach, jute, sour cream, walnuts, old sherry and a bit of ’barnyard’. Estery fruity but in a restrained kind of way, sour apple, sour cream-like lactic acidity, grapefruit, nutty middle phase, dry hoppy finish, long, bit funky and ’wild’ but less so than I expected (and hoped). I don’t know the commissioner of this beer but I bet he’s into Orval big time - yet this, though well-made, clearly doesn’t survive the comparison with such a monument.
CharlyBeer (99) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bof bof, rien de spécial. Pas beaucoup de corps, beaucoup de mousse.
C’est surement un avis personnel, donc moi je n’ai pas trop aimé.