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


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RATINGS: 4088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mesjasz (245) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle, fresh brew. Dark and hazy orange color, small white head. Aroma of barnyard, horse blanket, herbs, hint of sweet fruits and rectified spirit. Taste is dry, funky, tart. Small herbal bitterness. Aftertaste is dry and tart with some citrus note. Medium body and carbonation. Classic but beter when older.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmoncki (42) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2015
Aroma a limon y flores. Buen cuerpo. Carbonatacion agradable. Sabor con toques de limon y herbales, en un conjunto complejo con un final fuertemente seco, amargo y duradero. Algo lambic?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (175) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
An unclear orange beer with a fantastic head. The aroma is sweet with notes of fruit, orange, and other spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of orange, fruit, yeast, cinnamon, and other spices. It ends on a nice bitterness combined with an acidic note. A great beer - but not the best of the trappists.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
v.zoltan (95) - HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2015
Illata kissé csíp?s, nagyon komplex, inkább f?szeres mint gyümölcsös. Illatában ugyan ez jelenik meg csak fordítva, itt a gyümölcsösség kerül el?térbe a f?szerességgel szemben. Opálos narancssárga\barna szín sok sok fehér gusztusos habbal

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bolian (58) - - JUN 21, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2015 Trappist mixed fermented. Amber colour with thick beautiful foam. Astringent and fine carbonation. BRET is defining the taste - green apples, grape, flowers, medical closet, soap sour and bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LucaBernardoni (6) - - JUN 21, 2015 does not count
Schiuma molto densa e persistente, tipico ed accentuato gusto amaro che la caratterizza rispetto alle altre trappiste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inoven (14) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Thuis, heerlijk ontspannen een trappist gedronken. Goudbruin van kleur. Zeer hoppig. Sprankelend in de mond waarvan de fruitige smaak nog even blijft hangen. Lekker voor een zomerse dag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scotbrew (54) - - JUN 19, 2015
Pours a hazy copper colour with foamy white head. Nose starts with bread and yeasty hints, then sour vinegar, then lemon. Mouth is spicy peppery with flavours of herbs and cloves. Also some banana sweetness in there. Very dry finish on the palate and a high carbonation which tingles the tongue. Really a complex and unique beer, not similar to other Trappist ales and a definite favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
overtheline (84) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
330ml bottle pours slightly hazy orangey amber. Nose is yeast, wine, bit of vinegar and candied fruits. Taste is very light, some sharp bread dough and mild fruity notes. High carbonation, light to medium body with a very drying finish. Really good bitter and lasting, bready finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickel (619) - - JUN 17, 2015
Aroma of fruits, spices, hops. Taste is practically the same. Good beer but little bit overcarbonated as for my taste

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