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


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RATINGS: 4124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hfmejias (1079) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 19, 2015
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured amber, with some slight haziness, nice generous off white head and some lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast and spices. Taste has some tartness, dark fruit, and yeast. Very complex, very interesting and certainly very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvgeniyKurilov (50) - - SEP 19, 2015
Запись с бельгий& поездки неделю назад. Бутылка в рестора& Гента. Подано слишком холодны& аромат солодов& и сладков& Когда нагрело& раскрыл& множест& теплых аромато& травы и еще больше солода, вкус очень сбаланс& средняя сладост& высокая карбони& Прпктич& без горечи с легким хмельны& привкус&

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lebermilz (122) - GERMANY - SEP 16, 2015
At Yuma Bar in Orval glass. Persistent head, light colour, difficult to specify in a bar with red light. Spicy, herbal, some citrus notes. Completely dry, crisp, refreshing, very fine carbonation. I usually have a problem with Trappist beers, they’re too heavy for me. This one is great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (129) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 16, 2015
Au nez : beaucoup de levures et un fond herbal. En bouche : on retrouve la levure qui donne un côté très poivré étonnant. L’aspect herbal finit la bouche dans une amertume modérée. Étonnante et assez unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (499) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle from Willows Market in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is spiced fruit / esters. Taste is mild malt with super hoppy / spiced herbal finish (which was the most memorable / distinct feature).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (429) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle. Some grass in the aroma, but mostly tasty malts. Heavily carbonized, but matched with a strong malt backbone, also no killing the hops bitterness. Very fresh palate. What a good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuszek (612) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 14, 2015
I love trappist beers and this one is no exception. It wanted to run away from the bottle, well I drink it quite warm. Spices, barnyard, white and red fruits, cherries, wonderful and complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chibichan (3) - JAPAN - SEP 13, 2015 does not count
Awesome beer!Amber in color, malty and slightly bitter but easy to drink. Slight herby flavour. Slightly too gassy though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grisza77 (171) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Ciemnozłote, mętne piwo o obfitej pianie, która zdobi szkło i pozostaje do końca w postaci warstewki na powierzchni. Aromat intensywny typowo belgijski, owocowy. W smaku podobnie belgijska owowcowość, lekka słodycz i kwaskowość. Goryczka średnia, szlachetna, niezalegająca, przyjemna. Ogólnie po prostu klasyka jasnego belgijskiego piwa, bardzo owocowe w belgijskim stylu, warte spróbowania.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tekstr1der (168) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2015
I’ll have to revisit this. I might have had a bad one. I typically love this style, but tried this deep into a tasting night, so my palette may have been tainted. Pours dark amber with huge big-bubbled head which quickly fades. Aroma is some candy and funk. Flavor has some agreeable malt character, but also a sour skunkiness. I really wanted to just dump this down the drain. Dry and tart finish did not have me craving more.

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