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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 3806   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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%


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2001
A wonderful ale. Great pear aroma. Sharp and snappy up front, settling into a mildly fruity, hoppy finish. Not as sweet at the finsish as most Belgians, which was appreciated. Hoo-hah!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2001
Such a refined drink. Extremely refreshing with a apricot-like aftertaste. The warmer it gets, the more floral it becomes. The trappists have really focused their energy into this complex drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2001
Excellent Belgian brew. Must be served in the correct glass/chalice.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zyster99 (21) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2001
Great flavor! Great Belgian example.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 23, 2001
delicious stuff. nice tart flavours very different from the other trappist ales

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2001
Spectacular color, Easily the best looking beer I have had. Malt, spice and fruit flavors. It is complex, but not my favorite. I can see why others rave about it though.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - AUG 16, 2001
Wow. Neat color, neat bitter flavor, neat beer. Not a good ’beginner’s brew’, but rewarding if sipped slowly, in a cloistered room, after taking a vow of silence. Atmospheric, alive, and wonderful.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertVerloop99 (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2001

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2201) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2001
Wow! An unusual Belgian brew. Hops unlike any other Abbaye-style.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2001


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