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

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RATINGS: 4091   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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%


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2005
Offwhite, creamy medium head with larger bubbles. Hazy pale orange-red body with ongoing carbonation. Eccentric aroma that is a harmonic vinuous blend of caramel and earth. Sourish metal taste with some bitterness and notes of stale hops. Slightly watery. Aftertaste simply disappears. Refreshing, but I have to admit that this is a world classic I donít really enjoy that much.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 Pours a murky brown with big, white, pillowy head. Aroma is spicy, almost peppery but it has a fresh air smell to it. Taste is light hops up front followed by fresh cut straw and light fruit taste. However, the flavors and mouthfeel just make this beer not worth the price. It always seems like I?m drinking liquified dust bunny popcorn farts. It tastes too yeasty and is way to try to be enjoyable with the lack of flavor going on. 2/08 Rerate: Ok, Iíve this beer at least a dozen times and have been let down every single time. Today, it was different. The bottle I had was splendid! Aroma and taste were of light belgian spice, candied sugar, fruit, floral hops all wrapped up with brett. I finally got a bottle that had all of these complexities perfectly balanced. Excellent!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
newtrip (54) - USA - DEC 14, 2005
Poured with large off-white creamy and yet somewhat rocky head that showed tons of lacing. Nose is different, yeasty and citrusy maybe? Taste is spicy, slightly bitter, slightly sour and dry. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2005
I can see why people like this beer - itís easy to drink. Itís a good looking hazy orange with a large white head, and a musty-yeasty aroma with plenty of hops. When it comes to flavour I didnít detect the nuances I was expecting. There was a slight fruitiness and a pleasant bitter hit, but I felt inclined to drink it quickly rather than savour the complex profundities as I do with other Trappist beers.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
11.2 oz brown bottle purchased at Armanettiís, Mundelein, IL. ABV 6.9%. Bottled on 4/1/05 and opened on 12/3/05. Nice fruity aroma. Clear amber hued ale having a long-lasting white head with good lacing. Medium bodied that starts dry with dried fruit, musty and leather flavors. Some sharpness and sour notes. Finishes dry with slight malt aftertaste. A drinkable sour Belgium ale that is a definite acquired taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - DEC 9, 2005
very interesting. very dry, alot lighter in taste than i expected. pours a copper color with a huge head, really big bubbles in the head, quite unique. aroma is also unique i cant quite put a fiunger on it, kinda yeasty. taste is light and alot more refreshing than i expected from this traditional belgian ale. floral hoppy taste with some grapefruit. very bubbly, not what i expected at all, seems more like a lite drinkable summer beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2006 This is beer, but I drank it at a not optimal temperature, it is hard to doit in Winter here, because the heathers are like at 25 degrees. Anyway. The colour is awesoma, and the aorma, alcoholic but just enough, and the after taste nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Pours a light gold with a HUGE white head. Aroma is bready & fruity. Taste is bready with a good dose of grapefruit. A little too carbonated for my taste. Iím not sure what all the hype is about.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Definitely aromatic, herbal, citrusy & effervescent. That said, a distinct nose. To mine a grapefruit yet musty odor. Fizzy on the palate and a rather dry unsatisfactory taste that mimics the nose. A light golden color. Not to my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2005
UPDATED: APR 10, 2011 Bottle on 04/10/2011 from Once Upon a Vine - North. Slightly hazy orange body with a large foamy white head that clings to the glass. Wild Brett aroma with some caramel and fruit. Dry Brett flavor with some caramel, fruit, and light spicy hops. Medium light body with high carbonation and a very dry finish. 7/3/8/4/16 - 3.8 11/28/2005 - Cloudy dark golden color with a thin white head. light citrus aroma with a sweet grapefruit flavor. 6/4/8/4/15 - 3.7


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