Hoprider (236) - DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dense hazy copper brown with white frothy/rocky head. The head never really settles. The nose is very classic and at the same time truely unique. Yeasty, barn qualities, fermenting hay and mineral, brown plum. The taste is refreshing with mineral, yeasty fruit. Unripe hops delivers bitterness and ballance. A slight sour note is detectable in older expressions and this can bring further complexity. The aftertaste is slightly malty, slightly yeasty, farmy and finishes in a refreshingly bitter way. I’m glad I live in world where there is Orval. Please don’t change.
wolfcarnival (159) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from beergeek during the wow meet. got it to share with matt and eric but ended up drinking it myself after they left. pours cloudy brown orange with a creamy head. aroma of banana, raisin, musty yeast. taste was surprising tbh. much more sour and hoppy than expected. theres still some fruit and malts in there but i wasnt loving it as much
Estebanik (359) - Lublin, POLAND - SEP 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mocno zbita, drobna piana. W aromacie czuć intensywną dzikość, końska dera, te klimaty. Leciutko czuć owocowe, chmielowo-estrowe akcenty. W smaku wytrawne, ściągające, sugerujące kwas, który jednak nigdy nie nadchodzi. Nasycenie wysokie. Dziki aftertaste, który nie każdemu przypadnie do gustu. Definicja słowa "funky".
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/15/2013. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2-3 finger foamy and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, pineapple, cherry, pear, apple, white grape, hay, straw, pepper, grass, toasted biscuit, musty funk, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, pineapple, cherry, pear, apple, white grape, hay, straw, pepper, grass, toasted biscuit, musty funk, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of yeast spiciness and earthy hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pineapple, cherry, pear, apple, white grape, hay, straw, pepper, toasted biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness after the finish from the carbonation. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, fairly creamy/bready, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Belgian Trappist ale. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly amazing offering all around. I feel this is at it’s best right around the 3 year mark, and this one was getting near to that age.
aronvarga (402) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet hay and herbal aroma; dark amber (orange) colour, long-life big off-white porous head; medium to full body; medium carbonation; sweet malty and sour taste; dry palate.
hfmejias (1141) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured amber, with some slight haziness, nice generous off white head and some lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast and spices. Taste has some tartness, dark fruit, and yeast. Very complex, very interesting and certainly very enjoyable.
EvgeniyKurilov (74) - - SEP 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Запись с бельгий& поездки неделю назад. Бутылка в рестора& Гента. Подано слишком холодны& аромат солодов& и сладков& Когда нагрело& раскрыл& множест& теплых аромато& травы и еще больше солода, вкус очень сбаланс& средняя сладост& высокая карбони& Прпктич& без горечи с легким хмельны& привкус&
lebermilz (140) - GERMANY - SEP 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Yuma Bar in Orval glass. Persistent head, light colour, difficult to specify in a bar with red light. Spicy, herbal, some citrus notes. Completely dry, crisp, refreshing, very fine carbonation. I usually have a problem with Trappist beers, they’re too heavy for me. This one is great!
Bawelt (188) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Au nez : beaucoup de levures et un fond herbal.
En bouche : on retrouve la levure qui donne un côté très poivré étonnant. L’aspect herbal finit la bouche dans une amertume modérée.
Étonnante et assez unique.
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Willows Market in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is spiced fruit / esters. Taste is mild malt with super hoppy / spiced herbal finish (which was the most memorable / distinct feature).