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


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RATINGS: 4325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andniz (152) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Aroma of peaches, grapefruits and spices, like pepper. Medium-high bitterness (rather high for a belgian beer), medium sweetness. Leaves a bitter grapefruit atfertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Delniels (4) - Gaeiras, PORTUGAL - AUG 30, 2016 does not count
Authentiques bières trappistes. De par sa rareté et sa finesse, elle doit être consommée et dégustée avec attention. C’est une bière de fermentation haute et de maturation longue qui associe rondeur et amertume à la perfection.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RH58 (1) - Arlon, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2016 does not count
I taste a lot beers in Belgium (including all of West Vleteren, Rochefort, ......) and in Europe. Orval is for me the best I taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (632) - Tychy, POLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Barwa bursztynowa, piana intensywna, redukuje się do obrączki. Aromat średnio-intensywny, skóra, butwiejące drewno, skisłe siano, w tle nuty słodkiej brzoskwini. W smaku wytrawne, z niuansami biszkoptowymi, wyprawiona skóra, siano. Finisz ze średnią goryczką ziołowo-drożdżową, na krótko zalegającą, cierpki i wytrawny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Robeperse (46) - - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Birra Trappista Il gusto un po’ vinoso si perde nell’aroma di cereali e nel gusto fortemente luppolato, la schiuma dolcemente cremosa e persistente, va bevuta in un calice a tulipano molto ampio (classico dell´abazia) Questa birra è un prodotto eccellente, non mancate di provarla, il sapore estremamente complesso, le mille sfumature dell’aroma la rendono prefetta per una degustazione lenta, interiore, quasi fosse un whiskey pregiato! L´Orval è certamente ottima se degustate insieme carni arrostite alla brace o cotte sulla pietra ollare, ma anche piccoli pezzi di formaggio d´abazia serviti insieme a sedano salato!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BytesAndBrews (50) - - AUG 24, 2016
Beautiful cloudy amber unfiltered beer with an off white head that never stops. Aroma of hay overlaid with fruity and floral notes. Flavor is full of funky fermentation character with some raisin and fig notes, and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrNeonGreen (5) - Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2016 does not count
Dry frothy fizzy and wonderful. Exactly what I imagine when I think trappist.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (775) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle. Poured hazy, dark amber, foamy, lasting off white head. Aroma was figs, pear, some banana, sweet hay, dusty. Taste was mild bitterness, some sour notes, dry, medicinal lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marstonlad (758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle @ Musei Vaticani, Rome. Pours hazy amber with a big white head. The aroma features fresh and slightly sour apple and yeasty notes; very earthy, farmhouse-like theme. Taste is crisp and dry and a bit tart. Sour apple, yeasty spiciness and a touch of floral hoppiness create a refreshing, biting mix. The palate is medium-bodied, the carbonation lively. Yeast is playing a leading role here, hops a supporting one; malts do not feature much. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jenner707 (64) - DENMARK - AUG 14, 2016
An unfilteted beer with a large foamy head, Strong carbonation. The aroma fruty, actually hints of flowers. The taste is fruty with bitter end.

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