MXD (302) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, - OCT 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear/hazy light copper. Extremely intense head. Doesnít look really think, though. Good retention.
Aroma is mainly yeast -- apple esters galore! -- and herbal hops. Taste is more balanced than what aroma suggests : much more malty, actually. Really dry -- a summer trappist, actually?
Problem is : never, ever drink this one cold. Extremely thin body + a cabonation that seems to kick a lot at cold temperature makes if for an extremely bland experience. This is a beer thatís better drank over 10 degrees, and, really, dont waste time drinking it cold. So, a good hour after the first sip... much better, but still a bit too thin for my tastes. Overall --- itís good, but I was disappointed.
jjgmd (733) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an orange amber color with a nice head. Nose is sweet with citrus and floral notes. Taste is subtle yeast with orange peel and floral spices. A well balanced Belgium that slips effortlessly down your palate, full of flavor and drinks easily. Not typical of the Belgian ales i have had, but than again it is not Orval. Finish is dry and short. Quaff Score 9 / 10
zgaier (693) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber orange with a beige head and nice aroma of fruits, spices, citrus and hops. Taste is complex, of hops, yeast, fruits, spices, citrus, and some sweet malt with a dry finish. Very drinkable, well balanced and smooth, great Belgain
olliejobbins (327) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy tanned brown/orange with a thick pillowy head that lasts forever. A fruity beer with caramel notes in taste and aroma. Mildly viscous in consistency. Poured a copper brown/ orange, very fizzy initially, but settled to be very drinkable.
Artichoke (17) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crazy 3.5 finger head. Nice aroma with banana yeast. Taste is odd. There is some sweet at the front but a not so pleasant bitterness in the back.
KoNrRiI (223) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 0.33 bottle. Humungous, off-white head, leaves some proper lacing, quite hazy amber color. Aroma is so to say Belgian: banana, clove, vanilla, some caramel, perfume, spices and an unfortunate alcoholic note. Taste is mostly bittersweet, somewhat floral, liquorice alongside, with malty undertone. At first appears overly astringent but frankly it just takes some getting used to. Medium body, nice slick texture and a soft carbonation. Finish is longish, a tad off-balance and sourish at the end but otherwise good. All in all itís a good beer but honestly I expected more from the famed Orval.
fiammanghilla (95) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia 33 cl
Chiara torbida, schiuma molto abbondante, fine e persistente.
La trappista piý beverina, amarognola e di grande struttura, decisamente buona!
avw1982 (81) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Its a special beer. Itís not like one of the other trappist beers. Its a little more bitter.
Claves77 (76) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of bubbles, caramel color. Lively nose with sweetness. Light taste with long lasting flavor.
jacobbeaven (1) - MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, USA - MAY 10, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great taste, suttle but lasting. Dark amber color. Good head. Appearance of the bottle and beer are great.
Feramabra15 (7) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bread, cereal, floral, grass, citrus, herbs, dry character, only one kind of for general public, two fermentations wither dry hopping process, hoppy aroma