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

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RATINGS: 4087   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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%


jmgreenuk's rating

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (5802) - Kuala Lumpur, - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 Bottle at Huppel de Pub, Den Haag. Poured a slighly cloudy straw colour with a huge frothy, long-lasting head. There’s a yeasty, fruity, spicy aroma with a hoppy bitter taste and a hint of sourness with some slight bitterness on the palate. I should drink this more often!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (544) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
Pours clear orange golden with small white head. Aroma is funky, brett, fruity, hops, melon, some phenols. Slight boozy.Taste is sweet, grainy, brett yeast, bitter crisp finish. Loads og leathery funk.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sickboy84 (4) - ITALY - JUL 24, 2015 does not count
Birra estremamente attraente all?analisi visiva, di un bellissimo ambrato con un compatto e fine cappello di schiuma bianco sporco.All?olfatto offre una grandissima complessità che spazia dagli aromi primari (crosta di pane e miele), agli esteri della frutta a pasta gialla, floreali e speziati.In bocca, l?entrata restituisce tutto ciò che l?olfatto ci aveva promesso mentre in uscita regala una secchezza e lieve nota acidula che invita subito ad una nuova e ricca sorsata.Grande birra!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sandow (2) - FRANCE - JUL 24, 2015 does not count
The best beer (my favorite), really tasty, not too ’heavy’ and not too ’light’. It’s color is beautiful and so the froth.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (97) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
Aroma: Fruity, herbs, flowers, honey. Appearance: Amber/brown coloured beer with a foamy white head. Taste/Palate: Hops, orange, apple, banana, honey, ends slightly bitter.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HasseWennigsen (12) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2015
This beer combines what I like best about belgian trappist and english IPA. The result is an extremly well-tasting beer. One of my top-5 in the world!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruuurd (135) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
Wow, i get the fuzz about this one! Wide palet of flavours, from sweet to sour, from fruit to flowers. Simply love it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (155) - LATVIA - JUL 18, 2015
Golden color and a bit cloudy, very specific bitter and fruity taste, with wide palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrttiimmoo (17) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Surdeg, karbolsprit. Geuze liknande. Rikligt skum ovh mycket jäst. Det behövs mat till.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jonaldjames (11) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
Somewhere between bright amber and deep golden in colour. Pours with thick light-beige head which hangs momentarily before it begins to dissipate. Great nose, floral and herbs, sharp citrus and to a lesser extent honey and some yeast. The hops jump to the forefront but are balanced with the taste of orange, green apple, brett and spice with pepper and banana on the end. Finishes clean and dry with a subtle hop bitterness left behind. Active carbonation cleanses the palate and leave a great fuzzy feeling. Overall a very enjoyable, complex and unique Belgian Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiedrzensky (302) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 14, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is light amber hazy with medium persistent white head. Aroma of lemon, leather, floral. Taste is light sour, light bitter with some acidic notes, nearly funky I’d say. Medium body, dry, sticky texture.


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