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


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RATINGS: 4007   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (205) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2015
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, bottled on 18/2/2014 (so just over a year old). Clear, amber with a large, foamy, slowly diminishing, tan to white head. Lovely and intense aroma of white grapes, fermented apples, gooseberries and citrus with gentle but not unpleasant medicinal notes. Nice, sourish taste of fermented apples, citrus, white grapes and hints of candy sugar, followed by a long, medium bitter and very dry finish. Medium body, creamy and at the same time spritzy mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Very special but also very good. The acidity still leaves some space for a balancing fruitiness in the aroma and a gentle bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MartinBeer (6) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
Mild taste with hints of caramel. Old dryhopped. Grassy/hay type. Good foam with hazy orange colour. Good carbonation and present but not strong after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (370) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
Flaska Bishops örebro. Gulaktig kulör med stort vitt skun. Frisk doft av söta äpplen och stall. Smaken drar åt fuktig jordkällare med äpple, hö och örter. Välkolsyrad och frisk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
23Skidoo (10) - SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
Orval is absolutely stunning. If I had to pick a single beer to drink every day until I die, I’d choose Orval.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackradioboy (54) - SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Beautiful fresh, clean aroma. A delicate sweetness, with a hint of banana makes this an enjoyable beer. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
linusb (67) - SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
A: Perfume, raisins, apricot, "flowers" T: Perfume! :-S O: For me this is very strange. Far to much "artifical" flavour to me...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TtV (182) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Amber coloured with a huge white top that fades somewhat. Pour it slowly, otherwise it will run over the glass. Aroma is a bit salty, with malts and hops too. Hints of citrus can be recognized too. The taste is very special. Bit salty and metallic, while the glow of the alcohol is present too. The aftertaste is bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
House4000 (3) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
Amertume trop puissante qui déséquilibre. Pétillance forte avec néanmoins un équilibre général respecté. Pas mon type de bière

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (289) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Sour and yeasty. Floral flavour with spicy tone. Warming finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mika66681 (2) - - MAR 16, 2015 does not count
One of m'y favorite beers. Not too much alcool, witch means that you van drink a few without beeing wasted. A good beer to let get old (2-3 years).

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