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


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RATINGS: 4103   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HasseWennigsen (13) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2015
This beer combines what I like best about belgian trappist and english IPA. The result is an extremly well-tasting beer. One of my top-5 in the world!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruuurd (152) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
Wow, i get the fuzz about this one! Wide palet of flavours, from sweet to sour, from fruit to flowers. Simply love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (165) - LATVIA - JUL 18, 2015
Golden color and a bit cloudy, very specific bitter and fruity taste, with wide palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrttiimmoo (17) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Surdeg, karbolsprit. Geuze liknande. Rikligt skum ovh mycket jäst. Det behövs mat till.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jonaldjames (15) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
Somewhere between bright amber and deep golden in colour. Pours with thick light-beige head which hangs momentarily before it begins to dissipate. Great nose, floral and herbs, sharp citrus and to a lesser extent honey and some yeast. The hops jump to the forefront but are balanced with the taste of orange, green apple, brett and spice with pepper and banana on the end. Finishes clean and dry with a subtle hop bitterness left behind. Active carbonation cleanses the palate and leave a great fuzzy feeling. Overall a very enjoyable, complex and unique Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiedrzensky (342) - 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 (394) - 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 (828) - 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 (507) - 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

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