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


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RATINGS: 4088   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiedrzensky (305) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 14, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is light amber hazy with medium persistent white head. Aroma of lemon, leather, floral. Taste is light sour, light bitter with some acidic notes, nearly funky I’d say. Medium body, dry, sticky texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sweetstuff (3) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2015 does not count
$3.99/11.2 fl.oz/6.2 pabv. Brasserie D’Orval, Villers d’Orval, Belgium. Age dated beyond use 4 years: bottled 7/17/2014 vintage; beyond use 7/17/2018. Short but cream-colored head, cream-umami crisp floral notes over fragrant mineral scented head; over green yeast-stained bottle conditioned body color in red Burgundy Spiegelau glass. Medium bodied and medium carbonation; this seems to me to be umami-tinted and not bretted. Hops are of the deeply bittered but sweetly fragrant variety, with a bite of malt over crisp, butter hip hops. With a sweet smoked ham and dijon moutard with a ancient vines type sandwich bread cover to accompany it. Nice choice for a food match. High-tannin phenolic hops demand food, not at all like Leffe in style but nearly as highly rated. The dry dry dry style pivots on sandwich bread to become bitter-sweet. Drink now-2018 or beyond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (370) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Very dry sometimes sour. No sweetness. Some lemon tart I guess from the yeast. Very different than what I expected. Unlike pretty much anything else. Very refreshing and thirst quenching. Some pepper it almost reminds me of a saison. Bitter floral hops at the end. Not something I’d drink on the regs but defo a must try!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
TorbenJensen (490) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Yes, it is possible that this is a Trappist and that they often are highly valued among beer connoisseurs. Initially, it is also mentioned that the Orval are so special that you either love or hate it. I hate it! It has lots of hops and in that respect I will admit that it has a nice bitterness in the end. Unfortunately overshadows the far too dominant acidity (brett), overall impression and it falls far from my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PiwnyMarek (460) - Łomża, POLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Świetne piwo. Aromat rześki, owocowy, choć mało intensywny. Mętne, herbaciane, fenomenalna piana i przyjemny lacing. Przepyszne w smaku, ale wysycenie za wyzokie jak dla mnie. Mimo kilku minusów piwo jest godne polecenia

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (604) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle t home. Nic clear golden pour, thick long lasting head. Aroma is floral, spice, Brett, a bit of faint funk. Taste is floral, Brett, crisp, hay and light citrus. Almost champagne like on the palate. Pretty solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nybol (59) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Der er tilsat humle efter gæringen, men det giver ikke rigtig noget humlet smag alligevel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (858) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2015
How : can Appearance : hazy orange, small white head. Aroma : citrus, floral, herbs, sprouce, spice. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
funcut (413) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JUL 6, 2015
Hvala mom prijatelju Furi na ovom vrhunskom pivu ..fenomenalan okus ..osjeti se kvaliteta , jakost , okus ..sve je super ..zanimljiva boca i etiketa ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
atrox (468) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Orange colour; white, fluffy head with lacing. Bretts, barnyard, some herbs and fruits in aroma. Dry taste, herbal bitterness, bretts

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