Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


on tap

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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopkikker (24) - Lommel, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DJoer (1151) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2015
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tlind2 (1506) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2015
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gylo (301) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bardzo ciekawe i oryginalne. W smaku podobne do Barley Wine, cho? oczywi?cie ?agodniejsze. Nadaje si? tylko do powolnego spo?ywania ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (1896) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 27, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (3862) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lux_edwards (259) - - JUL 24, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hamirubi (427) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2015
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (634) - ITALY - JUL 17, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1383) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
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.

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