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

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RATINGS: 3985   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%


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rotaman14 (250) - Potsdam, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
Golden colour, huge white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Taste is really mild, yeasty, fruity, with an aftertaste of cake. Nothing special, almost boring. Overrated, probably because the label reads trappist. There are far better Belgians out there, in my opinion.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (243) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Butelka, warka do 15/10/2019. Bardzo bujna, biala piana, brudzaca szklo, opadajaca w ten troche mydlany sposob - coraz wieksze pecherzyki. Barwa piwa bursztynowa, ciemna, nieprzejrzyste. Na dnie drozdze. Aromaty nieco stonowane ale bardzo bogate - owoce (i ciemne i cytrusy i gruszka i jablka - fajnie wymieszane). wino, łąka. sa tez ewidentne brety. Po lekkim ogrzaniu bretow jest duzo wiecej. Pierwszy z moich belgow, w ktorym to okreslenie "stajnia" tak dobrze opisuje temat. chociaz ta stajnia ma tez nuty apteczne :) W smaku praktycznie nie ma slodkosci, i chocby tym bardzo sie rozni od wiekszosci trapistowskich piw. w ustach wytrawne, goryczkowe, owocowe, kwaskowate. Wysycenie srednie, czyli jak na trapiste niskie. Alkoholu w smaku czy w aromacie nie ma, jest za to - chyba - jako posmak, mieszajac sie z goryczka - jezyk szczypie az po bokach... to szczypanie daje wrazenie korzennosci, ktorego ani w aromacie (no, moze ciut) ani w smaku sensu stricte nie ma. Piwo niewatpliwie i nieszablonowe i ciekawe i warte sprobowania. Na tyle, ze chetnie wrzuce do piwniczki kilka sztuk, niech sobie pofermentuja ;) pasuje mi. Na koncu, po dolaniu wzburzonych drozdzy - smak sie praktycznie nie zmienia, ale aromat przechodzi jeszcze bardziej w stajenne nuty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lesartriste (44) - - FEB 17, 2015
A really good beer! Round taste with a lot of notes in the taste. It fills the whole mouth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StueyD (1333) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
A hazy, reddish orange coloured beer with a thick and frothy white head. A fruity, plummy and cherry, with a hint of red wine vinegar, plus a straw like grassiness. Dry and fizzy mouthfeel. The taste is a sour, red fruit, vinegary and a grassiness that then brings forth a hint of peppery spice that lasts into a sour led finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wixie (94) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Nice ocher colour, large head. Fruity aroma. Light body, light carbonation. Taste is bitter and a bit sour, with strong accents of hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
twistedtxb (59) - - FEB 14, 2015
Bouteille de 330ml. Beau col blanc crémeux et persistant. Arôme belge fin et subtil. En bouche, c’est un accord parfait entre le belge et le sour. Un classique indémodable, une référence.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
YantarCoast (326) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 14, 2015
330ml bottle. Six months after bottling date. Pours hazy amber with a very impressive rocky white head. Tonnes of lacing. Funky aroma of lemons, yeast, sourness, reminds me of a faro. Sour fruity and spicy taste with a bitter finish. Meh, I don’t get this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (683) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
33cl bottle @ home from Bert’s Bierhuis Oost, Utrecht. Body is opalescent, fizzy, amber, Head is very large, white, rocky-creamy, fully lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is apple pie, Aroma is fruits, biscuit, caramel, belgian yeast, light herbs. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is fruity, light hoppy and yeasty bitter-sweet, average duration, light alcohol warmth. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Easy tipical belgian quality beer, good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (115) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Questa è senza dubbio la più particolare e complessa delle trappiste. 6%, colore ambra acceso e una schiuma intensa, compatta e molto persistente, al sapore è secca, decisamente amara per il luppolo rispetto alla maggiore dolcezza di altre trap, pungente grazie anche a una discreta frizzantezza. Molto beverina.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ysok02 (184) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2015
dégustation d’une bouteille de Février 2014 Robe ambrée. Belle mousse. Nez puissant et complexe sur le caramel, les épices, le bois de cèdre, les levures, le houblon et le malt. Bouche à l’attaque fraîche, une superbe trame acide et amère et une longue finale épicée. Sans hésiter une de mes bière favorites. Quel équilibre, quelle longueur, quelle complexité. Un régal absolu.


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