asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!!!
kkarlo (13) - SERBIA - JUL 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden orange color. Slight aroma of citrus and honeysuckle. Flavor is a slightly sweeter version of a hefeweizen with corriander and clove, some flower hops to.
Beerio (48) - USA - JUL 21, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 So dry, it slaps you in the mouth like a drunk nun. Fuckin rules...Definitely the driest of the Belgians I’ve tasted. A little skunky too...but it works with it.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured an intresting orange/brown/copper hue. A slightly off white head with good retention. aroma is a mix of sweet citrus malts and mild alcohol. Flavor is mainly sweet with almost a spicy presance. A little too much carbonation yet.
rmuller (7) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful pour, mid brown/copper color, generous head and lacing that continues throughout drinking it. Aroma is sweet, citrus stands out.. Flavor is great, leaves a sweet aftertaste, but doesn’t linger too long. Mouthfeel is lacking, carbonation hits a little too strong.. Great beer overall though.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m just not to sure about Orval yet, so I wouldn’t be suprised if I revisit this review in the future. The pour was gorgeous, with a beautiful copper color and off white head that stuck around for quite awhile. Plenty of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is very nice as well--mostly floral, with a little bit of must--but alas it is a belgian. The flavor is complex. Floral hints and definite fruitiness, but the flavor is overpowered by the strange mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is very carbonated and dry, and it made my buddy remark that it was sort of like "drinking an alka-seltzer". Not the taste mind you, but the mouthfeel. The finish is clean with an interesting and very dry aftertaste.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on July 10, 2004. Opened just 2 days after its second birthday. Pours with a very voluminous head that dissipates quickly when brought to my lips. The beer pours a somewhat cloudy brownish color that is scarily similar to the shade of the empty bottle. Aroma is hugely powerful of fresh flowers and citrus fruits. Flavor was a disappointment. Just not much to it. Very mild sweetness with an alcoholic tinge. Malty with slight spice. Body was very thin and wine like. Overall it seems that there was a lot less to this brew than I anticipated. I’ll probably give it ago again at some point.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - JUL 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Vine (San Diego). Golden orange color. Slight aroma of citrus and honeysuckle. Flavor is a slightly sweeter version of a hefeweizen with corriander and clove, some flower hops to. Suprisingly light and refreshing with a fruity and banana finish.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2012 2005 bottle. Cyprus @ All about Beer. Haze golden to orange color. Great aromas of fruit with floral and spices. You also have a wide variety of fruity and spices flavors. A great aftertaste adds to this very nice beer.
Great stuff !
Re-Rate after I tried my third bottle (2004 this one), Even more complex great taste and aftertaste. Gave max points to flavor and +1 to aroma. One of my favourite beers I could drink it every day.