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

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RATINGS: 3884   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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%


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ldu73 (9) - Herschberg, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2014 does not count
Very delicious beer. Highly recommended. It is a very strong beer. Great for strong flavored foods. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Krigla (68) - SLOVENIA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle, o.33l. The bottle looks beautiful. Hazy cooper colour with massive beige head which leaves nice lacing. Spicy and herbal aroma. Taste is a bit sweet at the beginning, then sour and herbal and bitter at the end. Overall interesting and complex beer but Im not as impressed as most of the raters. Not my style of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (346) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - NOV 1, 2014
2,5 years after bottling date. Golden copper, amber color, hazy, beige head. Aromas of flowers, lemon, hay, barnyard. Taste is really complex, with sour and funky flavors at first, followed by lemon, flowers, some citrus and lemon. Very dry. Medium body with medium to high carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GBZ59 (1181) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - NOV 1, 2014
Simply, great!!! One of the first Trappist I got many years ago. Since then it has never dissapointed me!! This one is a 6,2% ABV. Sorry, my computer is dead. Tasting notes are coming soon!!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cervecita (15) - SPAIN - OCT 31, 2014
Probada en botella . De color naranja nublado y olor picante persistente. Al principio el sabor ácido cítrico combinado con algo de pimienta y ligeramente amarga . Cuerpo medio y baja percepción del alcohol . Cerveza para disfrutar

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WVHouseofBeer (889) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2014
I had the one year aged version. Very fruity aromas and flavors of peaches, plums, grapes and spices. Slightly bitter/tart finish and the body is not quite spritzy but not creamy either; somewhere in between I guess. This beer certainly lived up to the hype.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mstevens (4) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 28, 2014 does not count
Une bičre unique, aussi belle ŕ regarder que bonne ŕ déguster! Mousse délicate, fine et douce, des arômes complexes, houblon doucement citronné, herbe sčche, mie de pain blanc...33 cl de bonheur!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilverfoX (408) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
in contrast to all the other reviews i was a bit unimpressed with this to be honest, anyway heres my review: smells of seaweed, hazy golden amber colour, no head, very yeasty and malty. have heard this is better after being laid down a couple of years.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlkmn (17) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2014
Hazy brown color with a HUGE off-white head. Beautiful aroma of brettanomyces, wild flowers, asphalt and mango. Mild sour flavour with a surprisingly bitter finish. Very complex on the palate, wonderful bretty accents, notes of coriander, citrus fruits, chocolate, white bread. Truly one of the best beers I’ve ever had!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Janroos (5) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014 does not count
Top trappist. Donker. Uitgekiende smaak, Heeft veel karakter ondanks lage alc %. Staat op zelfde hoogte als Westvleteren, Westmalle, Rochefort


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