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

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RATINGS: 4268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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%


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (449) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2016
Pours orange with big head. Aroma is sourish, some oregano, light smoke, cinnamon, citrus, grass. Taste is grassy, some yeast, light bitterness, dandelion, lemon peel. Better with yeast. Quite good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (395) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2016
Dirty orange colour with a sticky white head. Quite a lot of hoppiness going on, along with subdued bread, yeast, banana... Nice, but not my favourite Belgian...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (498) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle pour at home as part of the National Orval day from last week, light golden pour thin soft white head, dry citrus, banana aroma, tast has a lot of bite, tart finish, very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
daigoon (56) - - APR 3, 2016
330 ml bottle. Large long lasting white head. Deep amber color. Strong aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (455) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a hazy bronze like colour beer with a large head. Fruity, bretty and yeasty very pleasant. Dry bretty finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (547) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle 21/02/2016 Cloudy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of yeast, peach, apple, funk. Flavour of yeast, fruits, grain and dome funk. Medium bitter finish, slightly dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Konfuzzi (12) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2016
Sehr interessantes Bier. Viel Schaum, trüb, kupfer/braun. Schmeckt nach Gwürzen, Lakritze, herb/bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uhhmeister (111) - - MAR 28, 2016
Klasyk. Butelka 33cl, 6.2% alk. Wspaniała bujna piana i ten aromat... Lekkie nuty chmielowe w postaci ziół, cytrusów i żywic oraz masa stajni, konia, ogólnie brettów. W tłe przyjemne winogrona, aromat winno-octowy. W smaku mocne (przynajmniej dla mnie) doznanie tanin, piwo bardzo wytrawne. Bez wątpienia mamy tu do czynienia z Belgią, dodatkowo z idealnie ułożonym winnym, kwaskowato-dzikim finiszem. Lubuje się w Breattanomycesach, dlatego Orval jest dla mnie wielką przyjemnością.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogniskowicz (638) - POLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Aromat chmielu (sosna, zioła, cytrus) miesza się z klasyczną stodołą (słynna końska derka), do tego klasyczna przyprawowo-ciasteczkowa belgijska baza. W smaku bardzo wytrawne, z bazową belgią, posmakiem suszonych owoców i gumy balonowej i kwaskowatym, lekko dzikim finiszem. Musujące szampańskie wysycenia i lekko winne posmaki. Wspaniałe piwo !

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gallaghermurph (49) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Pours a clear reddish orange gold with a big eggshell bubble-bath head that supports itself and lingers in a tulip glass. Aroma is dough, yeast and straw with little hints of citrus. Taste is bread pudding and very thick french toast. Vanilla, banana and spring water. Maybe even a little melon. Undertones of bread crust and some nearly imperceptible hints of darker fruit. Palate is crisp. Finish is clean and leaves very slight and pleasant bitterness behind. Outstanding.


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