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

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RATINGS: 3886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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%


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
xXbaptisteXx (72) - - DEC 8, 2014
Dégustation de deux bouteilles une du 9 janvier 2013 et l'autre du 7 octobre 2014 sur la première on va trouver des arômes de fruits rouges, fruits confits, pâtes de fruits, sucré. Em bouche on va sentir des saveurs de marron est toujours une présence de fruits rouges une amertume assez légère. Sur la deuxième va sentir des arômes de marrons, noisettes, crème de marrons. Em bouche on va sentir des saveurs de noix, noisettes; Elle va être assez sèche. Au niveau de la mousse elles seront toutes les deux une couleur blanc cassé la mousse de la plus vieille va tenir mieux. Elle va être plus long en bouche. elles vont être toutes les deux trouble d'une couleur caramel. Une Orval au bout de deux ans c'est quand même meilleur!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (138) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from local SAQ. Aroma: Belgian yeast, banana, red fruits, spices. App: dark copper with huge white frothy head. Sparkling, Taste and Palate: medium body, light sweetness with medium dry sour finish. Carbonation is lively. Overall: Really enjoy this beer, good balance between spices and Belgian yeast. Tip: Pour really slowly and make sure to tilt your glass or you’ll end up with 1 inch of liquid and the rest will be the head ;)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Distance_Runner (69) - BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
From my night market :-) Unique! I find this beer to be unique! Very nice aroma and dry like it doesn’t scatter in your mouth! Love it more every time I drink!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchMark (194) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
Very good. Nice deep orange with a creamy white head and lively carbonation. At 6.2% not very strong but still has a lot of flavor. Typical Belgian with lot of yeast some citruss and spices. Nice balance in moderate malt sweetness and floral hop bitterness. Very acessible and still original.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjik83 (659) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beeromancer (3) - HUNGARY - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
0,33L bottle. Cloudy amber color with large persisting white head. Tastes yeasty with some citrus, and hoppy bitterness at the end. Different than other trappists.... not bad, but not my favourite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
remice2 (137) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
Bonne bière sèche,draft de prune , levure,bananes et un petit coté épicé lové d’une belle acidité.En bouche bien amère un peut acidulé dans les tannins,goût de prune,levure avec un petit coté de bananes,final sèche avec un arrière goût épicé qui reste longtemps.Petite chaleur qui colle Bien meilleur température pièce. une bonne bière.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eluosiren (100) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 2, 2014
Very well know beer and not the worst one. However, for it’s 6.2 tastes like it’s IPA with 10’ - this is not a good thing

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baramba (214) - ITALY - DEC 1, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours orange, white huge fluffy head. Yeast, fruits, spices aroma. Sweetish malt flavour, oily hoppiness. Hoppy bitterness in the end. What a beer!

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttroha (342) - Americus, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle while watching the Iron Bowl. Pours hazy gold with frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, funk and yeast. Tastes yeasty and sour. Very dry. Different from other Trappist ales I’ve had. Quite good and unexpected


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