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

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RATINGS: 3863   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steinar (54) - rvk, - APR 20, 2011
Pours cloudy brown, big lasting white head. Malty taste, slightly citrus/sour. Some noticable bitterness. Short finish. Palate is carbonated and dry. Overall an OK ale.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strap (452) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 26, 2014
Amber, cloudy with a lot of foam. Sour, yeasty and dry. Interesting flavor. Not my favorite Belgian. Different than most other Trappists Iíve had...a change of pace

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swieca (25) - POLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Interesting beer, deep golden with medium head. Aromas of citrus, belgian wild yeast. Lightly sour taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sokuzs1 (25) - - NOV 25, 2014
Aroma: stable, wild yeast, grass, alcohol Taste: sour, yeasty A bit too fizzy in the mouthfeel

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radzik5555 (427) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Butelka 0.33L.
Wygląd: Bursztynowe, klarowne. Piana bardzo obfita, średnio pęcherzykowa, jasno kremowa. Pomimo tego, że dziurawi się, to utrzymuje się długo i ładnie znaczy szkło.
Aromat: Zdecydowanie dziki, stajnia, końska derka, kwaśny, cytrynowy.
Odczucie: Wysokie wysycenie, faktura pudrowa, ciało niskie.
Smak: Lekko dzikie ale dość słodkie. Bardzo wyraźnie czuć alkohol , co jak na 6.2% alk obj. to bardzo dziwne. Przyprawowe, słodowe. Posmak albedo pomarańczy. Goryczka niska ziemisto-alkoholowa.
Całość: Spodziewałem się czegoś więcej. Aromat bardzo przyjemny, dziki ale w smaku przeciętne, mocno alkoholowe.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeyo1 (259) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours amber color and a huge white head with some nice lacing. Dry and balanced sour aroma with notes of yeast, fruits and citrus zest, spices integrated with hints of thinner (in a nice way), hay. Dry thin bodied mouth feel with medium but sharp carbonation. Balanced taste of fruits, lemon zest, oranges,, yeast, wet hay, spices , leather and some horse blanket. Long lasting bitterness and sourness in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomholliday (1) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
This is a legendary beer, and a great starting point for trappist beers. It plays close with medium sourness - without being too sour - and thereís lovely aromas of licorice and bubblegum. Itís red, cloudy, and has a full head. Itís lively - pops in your mouth with a slightly sour carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AbbeyRoade (385) - Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Not a fan. Sour yeasty is a good way to describe this beer. Slightly sourish fruity yeast aroma. Flavor matches....kind of tart too. Just not really refreshing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (333) - FRANCE - NOV 18, 2014
Pours hazy amber with a medium white head. Nose is citrusy (orange peel) and spicy. Complex aromas of citrus, lemon, herbs, hay, bitter cocoa, spices and Belgian yeast. Fizzy carbonation, thin texture. The mouthfeeling is unique, dry, spicy, sour and bitter. Long bitter and dry finish. Not my favorite type of beer, but something really exceptionnal here, a unique beer experience !

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KoRoBeNiKi (16) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from Ridgewood Wine. Aroma: complex mix of spices, yeast, malt, citrus, a little hay, very earthy. Reminds me a bit of a refined saison mixed with an IPA and a light Belgian. Also, a bit like some dry white wines, unique and fantastic. Appearance: Brown/copper colored, white head that took a very long time to disappear. The head tasted similar to the nose, but with a bit more citrus. Flavor is similar to the head, maybe a bit more citrus than the nose. Palate: Little bit of spice, 0 alcohol. Very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Filipbeer (93) - - NOV 15, 2014
Amber color with haze and white and long head. Fruity, lemon and spicy notes and also the characteristic leather an cider aromas. Bitter taste, full body and high carbonation. Dry and long finish. High quality and different Trappist beer


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