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


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RATINGS: 4325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Pullotettu 7.7.2011, BBE 7.7.2016 eli pari vuotta vanha tapaus. Samea, runsaasti vaahtoava vaaleanruskea olut. Vaahto jättää kivasti pitsiä. Tuoksu omenainen, viljainen ja epämiellyttävän saippuainen. Maku jatkaa samalla linjalla ollen ennen kaikkea kuivan omenainen ja hieman viljainen. Varsin yksiulotteinen joka tapauksessa. Kuin kuivaa siideriä joisi. Ja kun siideri ei omaan suuhun maistu, ei oikein tämäkään. Yhden pullon ajattelin jättää kypsymään pidempään, katsotaan josko tämä paranisi edes hieman.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (217) - - AUG 10, 2016
11.2 oz bottle. Massive bubbly off white head. Color is a hazy, opaque burnt orange. Aromas of alcohol, yeast, very ripe banana, candied dark fruits. Medium body built on heavy carbonation. Chardonnay-like, dry, apricot, yeast, some funk, caramel. Some hoppy bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
David562 (10) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
There’s something about these Belgium beers. They taste funny. Maybe I’ll get used to them eventually.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wyldeturkey101 (81) - - AUG 4, 2016
i bought this from my local shop and was told to get the best flavor possible from it i was to pour half, swill the bottle and the pour the other half. i dont know if i messed up what seemed to be a very simple procedure but im not really a fan of this beer, that may just be my taste though. it pours into a fantastic looking deep red with an expansive looking head resembling any science fair project volcano in any american film that has a science fair. aroma is somewhat sour and almost reminiscent of the wild beer signature aroma, but not. the taste is dry with a primary taste of citrus but fades into hay. i must say as im writing and drinking i dont think its so much the beers fault as much as its the fact that its just not the taste i like.good beer, just not my kind of thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adamsville (212) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Apparence : Cuivrée, carbonatation élevée et rapide, gros col blanc, dentelle moyenne.
Nez : Levure, épices, herbes, agrumes légers, pain grillé léger. Intensité moyenne à bonne.
Goût : Levure tout à fait dominante sous forme d’épices et de goût typiquement belge. Les houblons font leur part avec des notes herbacées et d’agrumes.
Sensation : Effervescence plutôt élevée, corps mince, piquant partout en bouche, légère amertume en finale, légère chaleur d’alcool, longueur moyenne.
Bref : Bière dominée par la levure belge et bien appuyée par des houblons herbacés et d’agrumes. On a droit à une bière réellement bien équilibrée, sans rien de déplacé, tout est «à sa place». Buvabilité très élevée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luneylane (36) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUL 23, 2016
A bottle at the ’Cafe Bastille’ near Tai Power Building. Aroma: fruity, I detect pear. Appearance: clear golden brown, dense but minimal head. It looks great in its branded chalice. Palate: astringent and long-lasting. Taste: weird - I don’t like it! The yeast in this one gives it a very special flavour - I appreciate that it’s a complex beverage and one that you shoud try if you’re interested in the Trappists, but it simply isn’t my cup of tea...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinivini (1266) - BELARUS - JUL 18, 2016
A trade with YantarCoast. Huge thanks. Hazy amber. Tall airy head. Average retention. Aroma: leather, horse blanket, fruit, ascorbic acid, brut champagne, floral hop. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Oily textute. Complex dry taste. Fruit & citrus peel. Champagne. Caramel malt. Light refreshing sourness. Solid resiny & floral bitterness. Long hoppy ending. Amazing how craft-like it is! A very distinct one. Great experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Originally rated on 9/26/08. Orval pours a mid to light brown body, super big head, with good carbonation. Aroma of apricots, raisins, and alcohol. Mouthfeel was a little on the light side and it was smooth. Flavor wasnt that great for me, alcohol was dominant with very slight hints of sour yeast. Overall it was a decent beer but at $ 5.00 + a bottle it wasnt that great, i might try one again someday in the future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dandm (64) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2016
A little bit funky to begin with but aroma grows fragrant. Beautiful dark colour and highly carbonated. Reminiscent of crunchy nut cereal. Not too memorable but would give it another try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (449) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Orange color, unclear. Sweet fruit aromas, oranges, spices. Very dry, white wine, yeast, fruits, some hop. Almost like a champagne. Dry finish.

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