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Brewed by Brasserie dOrval
Style: Belgian Ale
Florenville - Villers-d.-Orval, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In contrast to all the others, the Orval Trappist brewery makes only one beer for the general public. It has an intensely aromatic and dry character. Between the first and second fermentations there is also an additional dry-hopping process. Through this the beer acquires its pronounced hoppy aroma and extra dry taste.
Bottled at 5.2% abv - can go up as high as 7.2%


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AbbeyRoade (373) - Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Not a fan. Sour yeasty is a good way to describe this beer. Slightly sourish fruity yeast aroma. Flavor matches....kind of tart too. Just not really refreshing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (333) - FRANCE - NOV 18, 2014
Pours hazy amber with a medium white head. Nose is citrusy (orange peel) and spicy. Complex aromas of citrus, lemon, herbs, hay, bitter cocoa, spices and Belgian yeast. Fizzy carbonation, thin texture. The mouthfeeling is unique, dry, spicy, sour and bitter. Long bitter and dry finish. Not my favorite type of beer, but something really exceptionnal here, a unique beer experience !

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KoRoBeNiKi (16) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from Ridgewood Wine. Aroma: complex mix of spices, yeast, malt, citrus, a little hay, very earthy. Reminds me a bit of a refined saison mixed with an IPA and a light Belgian. Also, a bit like some dry white wines, unique and fantastic. Appearance: Brown/copper colored, white head that took a very long time to disappear. The head tasted similar to the nose, but with a bit more citrus. Flavor is similar to the head, maybe a bit more citrus than the nose. Palate: Little bit of spice, 0 alcohol. Very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Filipbeer (93) - - NOV 15, 2014
Amber color with haze and white and long head. Fruity, lemon and spicy notes and also the characteristic leather an cider aromas. Bitter taste, full body and high carbonation. Dry and long finish. High quality and different Trappist beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monacomelody (17) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2014
Trocken und sehr intensiv im Geschmack, mit schöner Hopfennote und einer Geschmacksexplosion nach dem Schlucken. Top! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (338) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber pour with a thick head, tons of lacing. Aroma of citrus, orange, lots of malt, spice. Taste is excellent, Belgian yeast, caramel malt too. Just grand.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
AtronSeige (676) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 11, 2014
Aroma: Medium lemon, sherbet, Light spicy. Appearance: Body: Hazy, amber. Head: large, tan, rocky. Good retention, lacing. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness. Medium lemon, sherbet. Light barnyard. Very dry finish. Lingering bitterness Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: I expected more. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 16E. Belgian Specialty Ale

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
una ottima belgian ale. Dorata, con bella schiuma, sentori floreali ed erbacei, molto beverina

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (13) - FRANCE - NOV 9, 2014
Une magnifique robe dorée. La mousse tient plutôt bien. Arômes fruités (plutôt prune, raisin, banane et mirabelle). Goût de levure prononcé. Une bière particulière, à essayer au moins 1 fois dans sa vie !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (830) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
DAA; Bottle 330ml. Opens like a champagne in celebration of my 800 rating. Pours hazy amber with a huge, creamy, lasting and lots of lacings, off-white head. Nose is moderate magic, malt, sweet citrus, oranges, yeast, herbal and spice. Taste is moderate sweet, citric and light bitter with a sweet lasting, spiced bitter orange, warming finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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