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


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RATINGS: 3962   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padchenko (111) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
6.2% bottle. Thick white head on amber cloudy, sweet smelling beer. Some sweetness in the taste - sugary sweetness rather than fruity. Heavy in its character and containing yeast it is bready and it is in some ways like a wheat beer reminding me of Paulaner. Lovely beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tillmac62 (317) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2015
BOD 2/7/13, BBD 2/7/18. Pours a clear medium amber (copper) with just a hint of garnet. World Class head volume, lacing and retention - the best I have ever seen. The final pour provides a mild cloudiness. Complex nose of sweet fruit (grape, pineapple) coupled with tart lemon. Underneath there are notes of Belgian yeast, a slight spice, subtle sweetness and a bit of slightly sour earthiness (funk). Medium body with a creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish. Unfortunately, the flavor profile isn’t as impressive as the appearance or the aroma. It is intense, lacks complexity, and is poorly balanced. From the onset, phenols dominate and little else comes forward. In the middle, a bit of biscuit sweetness is underneath, but you really have to "look" for it. The finish is dry.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bierridder_S (109) - BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2015
20/01/2015 33cl bottle @ Vert de Gris, Brussels. Nice orange amber with perfect foamy white head. Aroma : Hops, spcies,yeast. Taste : hops & spices, yeast, some sourness, some candy sugar and nice long lasting bitterness in the end. Damn, I can taste it again on writting this. Very nice mouthfeel. Even if beers like this are usually not my faivorites and the first taste is sometimes an effort, there’s just one possible rating, as nothing compares to it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenriqueBraga (111) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 18, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2015 Âmbar clara, cristalina, boa espuma. Aromas animalescos, couro, damasco, noz moscada, cravo. Copo médio, amargor idem. Levemente acético. ótima Cerveja.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KolmeKuninga (20) - - JAN 18, 2015
Hay, cereal, nuts, floral, grass, spruce, herbs, leather, clove, woody. Great surprise in trapist dryness

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gylo (173) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 17, 2015
?wietny kwiatowy aromat i posmak, jednocze?nie dobre nagazowanie, wyra?na ale szybko zanikaj?ca goryczka i ten niepowtarzalny smak belgijskich s?odów. Piwo od prawdziwych Trapistów zdecydowanie robi robot?.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (987) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 17, 2015
Pours a dark amber color, topped with a generous white head. Malty aroma, some caramel notes and a bit yeasty. Taste sweet and malty, again a little bit yeasty, later some sourry notes with ok bitterness in the end. Not bad, but that’s not exactly what I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
didierlewallon (189) - ponferrada, SPAIN - JAN 15, 2015
Cerveza de color ámbar turbio con una cabeza blanca y espesa. Aroma a levadura, maltas y lúpulos, picante y un poco dulce. Sabor a frutas, maltas, con un final un poco amargo y seco. Muy buena cerveza.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frotxo (6) - SPAIN - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
While maybe its not the easiest bear to drink, it has a great smell and flavour. A complex bear for a special relax moment that you truly want to enjoy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rdespain008 (2) - JAPAN - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
This is about as perfect as a beer can get for me. I love all sorts of beer styles but I keep coming back to the little skittle bottle, time after time.

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