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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jiggaman21k (9) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 2, 2006 does not count
11.2 oz bottle. nice aroma and head but very carbonated... perhaps too much. overall a nice ale but palate is a little watery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 1, 2006
11.2oz bottle, bottled March 2005. Poured a beautiful amber/orange into a goblet with a huge, lasting, rocky, off-white head. Very clean & pleasant aroma, floral with champagne and horseblanket. Flavor is a bit confused... lightly sour, horseblanket again, just a bit spicy, but muddled with a background strongly redolent of citrus rind. Wimpy, acrid finish. Palate is watery and too fizzy. Not an impressive showing given its reputation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SRAorion (19) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Out of bottle. Aroma is pleasent Mallty with hints of flowers herbs and fruits specifically Apple and a light banana. Pours an opaque orange gold with a fluffy big white head. nice lacing. The flavor starts with apple with some light sourness and notes of yeast moves into a dry flowery light hoppiness and ends sour with a lasting after taste. A delightfull dry smooth mouth feel.Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2008 33cl bottle: what an interesting beer. pours a orangish with the typical Belgian head of fine tiny bubbles. The aroma was present as soon as the crown came off the bottles. Very Floral, and a bit spicy from the yeast and hops. similar to hefe. flavor was very dry and a bit sour. very subtle apple flavors, with a bretty finish. very nice mouth feel full of tiny bubbles. A great beer. Rerate: alright I absolutly love this beer. extra dry, and ipa like. aroma is floral, hoppy, spicy... wonderful... orangish appearence with big wihte foam that laces like no other. great palate, peferfect. I love this beer. My second or 3rd favorite

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3137) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Very good, but not outstanding. Its taste has a malt yet soapy taste that I find unappealing in most beers. The bouquet is very floral, like a greenhouse. Dry and quenches the throat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 [bottle, dated 1/6/04, 6.9%ABV] Pours a cloudy, glowing orange color- head is ample, with large bubbles around the edges and thick, lumpy center. The aroma is so unique- very floral, with some brett character. Flavors are mostly sweet apples and pears, funky yeast and a touch of brett. Surprisingly hoppy, but the hops seem to balance well. Overall, a unique and interesting beer- one of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estarrio (19) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Poured semi-translucent copper brown with slightly red tones. Big, slightly off-white long lasting head. Smells of flowers, pine, sweet fruit and esters. Medium/light bodied, fizzy and very drinkable. Very slight warmth from a subtle hint of alcohol. The pungent, earthy hop taste is immediately balanced by a hint of sweet malt. The hops are strong but not overpowering or lingering. This is an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2006
11.2 oz born on 4/12/2005.Pours a cloudy dark amber with a fast fading head.Aromas of banana and spices.A dry slight carbonated mouthfeeel.No bitterness and no sweetmalt taste with just enough effervescense to be a great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Bottle. Pours a golden orange color with a huge white head. This head does not go away! It is incredible! Aroma is fantastic, smelling grapefruit and citrus. Taste is similar to a hefeweizen, but a sweet version. Leaves a nice sweet taste at the finish. A little spice is in the flavor as well. A little too much carbonation but it doesn’t take much away from the beer. A very nice beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
undsioux7 (870) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2009 Pours a Deep Golden/orange with a huge frothy head that stays. Aroma is right out of the monastary, musty, earthy, and dusty. I bet the aroma is just like being in there storage cellers. Taste is huge floral petal leaves and sweet hops. Too much for me though. Re-rate: After trying this a few times at different ages, Its not too much for me!!! 1 year on it was great!!!

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