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


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RATINGS: 4126   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grisza77 (176) - 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 (169) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
steve_steve (12) - - SEP 7, 2015
An excellent beer! there is nothing that I would add or subtract... The only issue is that its not always easy to find

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaelic (43) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
Beautiful gold with nice white head. Spicy smell and taste, extreme dry. clear bitter. Only 6,2%, but feels like more extraordinary beer in a nice bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rhombic (39) - SPAIN - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle, 33cl. Sweet hay aroma, barnyard, very herbal and complex, with a few fruity notes (not predominant), very balanced and fresh. Fabulous dense white head that stays in place for the whole time, on top of a dark amber liquid. As for the flavours, right away a pungent bitter-ish woody taste: oak and leather, very herbal and developing in mouth. The taste is very dry on palate, probably due to the lack of sweetness, which, together with the woody flavours, gives it an almost whisky-like character. Creamy-slick texture and medium carbonation with a clean, bitter finish. Medium to full body. A marvellous beer to enjoy slowly - not exactly my type, but I judged according to the objective greatness of the flavours and aromas. What can I say, it is a beer unlike virtually any other one. A very particular trappist that leaves nobody indifferent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maximet (144) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
Dark orange with a huge white head. Barnyard, leather, floral, malt sweetness. Sweet, little bitterness. Creamy with a light to medium body, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Myonlyvice (57) - DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Golden with a big soapy white head. Fruity citrus aroma. Sour. Quite unique, but not really my thing. Of the three bottles i have had (New bottles stored correctly,) two where bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinn93 (55) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle at Billy’s Bier Kafe. Nice and hoppy, well balanced with a dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thomas1 (28) - - AUG 25, 2015
Gorgeous rose amber colour with a lively white frothy head. Aroma of smokey orange malt with . Well balanced flavours of sour bitterness and dry roasted nuts. The more recent bottles , as I have been drinking it for 20 years, seem to have more sweet malt and less sourness or it could be my age.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
knasputte78 (111) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
Bärnsten med ett rejält vitt skum. Jäst i doft. Tunn smak tyvärr är detta inte min grej. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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