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

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RATINGS: 3661   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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%


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (575) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014
12oz bottle at CRBC. Pours a pale brown color with a lot of head. Dry and slight funk.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (441) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Good, but not nearly as good as I had expected. Hazy dark blonde, fine solid head. Nose of yeast, peaches and honey. Quite tart to begin with, but mellowed nicely as it warmed. Flavours began to stretch their wings. Stone fruit, brown sugar. Fine and dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingsBrew (20) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2014
Aroma: Unusual aroma unlike any other beer, Fresh, Herbal, Wild Green fruits Appearance: Clear Amber liquor, off white head, Nice Lacing, Medium-High Carbonation Taste: Maltey, bitter, acidy, Hops, Earthy, Grimey Alcoholic kick Dry aftertaste Reminds me of Chimay Red First time tried tasted more malty. Not a fan

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (261) - SPAIN - APR 4, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color ambar. Sabor a levadura. Muy carbonatada.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdan (251) - USA - APR 4, 2014
Amber with nice head. Aroma yeast, hay, grass. Taste dry yeast, grass, hey. Body medium. Carb high, text carb. Finish dry. Reminds of a saison.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nathanatics (1) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014 does not count
A sweet fragrance of sherbert, then a rich christmas pudding aroma. The colour is of dark marmalade. The taste is fairly weak but with a yeasty peak, a bitter aftertaste on the back of the tongue. Itís texture is fairly slick, and the kick of alcohol is fairly strong. A reasonably pleasant beer but not my favourite Belgian brew.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bastarda (9) - Freiburg, GERMANY - APR 3, 2014 does not count
smells slightly medicinal, like cloves and even camphor; fizzy, highly carbonated, fits nose and taste, which is clean, crisp, delicate cloves again, then a slight and dry bitterness, lingering on.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (250) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pours an orange amber with an inch of perfectly even bubbled light tan head. Good lacing, head has staying power, thick collar at the edges. Aroma is of aged hops, earthy funk, citrus, and some dark cherry. Very effervescent and bubbly on the tongue. High carbonation, light to medium body. Fun to drink. Taste is grassy and earthy in a dry funky kind of way, with some floral and earthy hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibwin (2) - - APR 2, 2014 does not count
A very pleasant and not too sweet beer that can help you when thirsty and enjoy you when you just want a quiet drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (59) - SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2014
Off-white big head. Amber color. Smells of yeasts and hops. Yeasty taste, hints of cannabis, candi. Dry and bitter.


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