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


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RATINGS: 4033   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbonde (132) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
33 cl@Belgian hotel bar in Orval Trappist glass@approx 10 degrees C. Pours slightly hazy light golden with a white head. Turns into a fair amount of lacing with litlle creamy clots of foam. Very nice floral aroma with citrus, yeast and pine. First impression is the sourness of this Trappist, too sour for my taste, but then it unfolds, mirroring the aroma with citrus, yeast and pine backed up by a very dry, malty taste. Bitterness of the hops appears in the quite short aftertaste. Atypical Trappist - perhaps the "summer Trappist" in its sour lightness. Not my favourite Trappist, but still a good and complex beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
clockk (88) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 14, 2015
Aun no siendo un estilo que me apasione tengo probadas unas cuantas. Sabor a lupulo y levadura, con el olor tipico de las trapenses. Espuma media, buen cuerpo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChtiBreizh (90) - Rennes, FRANCE - APR 13, 2015
This is a timeless standard brew. Although it is not my favourite trappist, I always have a good time drinking this. The first good thing is that it has quite a low abv for all the taste provided. It is visually perfect. It can be drunk anytime. I only blame for the too high carbonation (just wait a few minutes before drinking) and the odd (but it is part of the legend) "no finish at all".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cam_Dynamite (83) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2015
So much going on with this beer. Pours an orange/copper colour. The nose is huge, sweet yeast, floral, grassy. Taste has some banana, floral, subtle funk, grass. I’m not a huge fan of Belgian beers, but this is a cracker

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nicocanta (66) - - APR 10, 2015
Toujours aussi originale et sans concession, cette trappiste exigeante, bien qu’assez peu alcoolisée pour ça gamme, m’offre une expérience différente à chaque fois bien que son amertume particulière soit toujours fidèle au rendez vous. On pourrait pas l’accompagner toute la nuit mais on ne s’ennuie jamais en sa compagnie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
klm1 (381) - - APR 10, 2015
Golden reddish colour with almost no head. Aroma of peaches, citrus, some bananas, similar is the flavour with well balanced bitterness. But still this beer did not convince me in a view of its rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (733) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2015
bottle. Pours golden with a massive foamy cream-colored head. Aroma is predominantly yeasty with banana-like Belgian character. Light bodied with some spiciness and banana. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tometclo (48) - FRANCE - APR 9, 2015
D’une belle couleur caramel, une mousse beige, un goût houblonnée, de levure, du fruité, il y a une subtilité peu courante aux bières belges, c’est remarquable. Bouteille de janv 2015, 33 Cl Académie de la Bière

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salwal (42) - - APR 9, 2015
Aroma of yeast and hops with a lot of carbonation and a qite bitter alcoholic warm finish. Nose is sweet and a bit sour. One of the Best trappist beers so far.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stijnvanmb (19) - Oostende, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2015
Lekker bier erg bitter speciale smaak ik drink hem in goed gezelschap dan smaakt het nog zo goed

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