Hopkikker (24) - Lommel, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange to beige. Hoppy nose with brettanomyces yeast, alcohol (Jenever) and citrus. Tastes very bitter, dry, alcoholic and herbs with a sour aftertaste. Only an Orval impression in the aftertaste.... After a while, as the beer warms, I get more ripe fruits aroma, the bitterness is milder and indeed the Orval impression gets stronger
DJoer (1151) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Large white mokka head, chestnut coloured body, sour yeasts fruity peach strawberry ’rotten’ fruit smell. High bitter, a bit acid, medium to high carbonation, a bit watery yeasts some strawberry taste
tlind2 (1506) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Mikkeller tasting room, Copenhagen. Amber color, full off-white head. Complex aroma with sour notes. Flavor follows after with lemon and hay. Good balance. Very close to Orval, but more hops in the profile. Nice!
Gylo (301) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bardzo ciekawe i oryginalne. W smaku podobne do Barley Wine, cho? oczywi?cie ?agodniejsze. Nadaje si? tylko do powolnego spo?ywania ;)
willisread (1896) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a hazy orangish amber with a huge soapy head that lingers throughout. Horseblanket, hay, cheese, lemon, tangerine, wood and some pear all over the nose with the barnyard smells really standing out. Maybe some lacto in there as well on the nose. Taste is fairly similar with a little tartness. As it warms a woodsiness comes to the front and becomes a little overbearing at times. This is very Orval like, but not as good as the original but a nice tribute nonetheless.
Inbreak (3862) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating rerated 25.07.2015, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh, mild brett, old horse blanket, sweaty cheese, grass, citrus peel, minerals, weeds, paper. Taste is slightly dry and harsh, weeds, mild brett, bark, hay, old citrus peel, horse blanket, grass, paper. Medium bitterness, slightly watery and dry harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.
lux_edwards (259) - - JUL 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a white full head. Aroma of citrus and herbs. Taste is bitter. Palate is full and smooth. Overall good and similar to orval.
Hamirubi (427) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Strong, thick white to beige collar on a blonde, even amber brew. This hazy ale has sharp carbonation, sharp hops and sharp hay aromas. It makes me think of citrus and spices too. The taste is full-mouthed, very powerful too. Beautiful subtle malts, some garden spices I cannot really pinpoint. The bitterness is solid and resembles a stout beer: Think of the roast and the peppery features. The fizzyness, dryness and bold yeast hint at an Orval trappist - it does! -, the sweetness is beautifully balanced. I would not say this beer has no sourness, but it really lingers at the background. A nice Mikkeller brew, for sure!
oliodnb (634) - ITALY - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours hazy amber with a beautiful thick solid head. Aroma is sweet malts, some citrus, yeast, spices and the obvious brettanomices note. Taste is similar, very nice "clone" of the Orval. Dry bitter finish, medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Excellent.
AgentAle (1383) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is clove, hay, sour grapes, vinegar and clove. Taste is sweet light malts, clove and fresh hops. Slight funk and earthiness on tip. Pretty well balanced over all.Aroma is a hazy amber with a medium head that retains fairly well.