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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 3746   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%


UDBeernut's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1614) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle at eulogy in PHL, not the first time tried, first time rated. Amber color, 2 finger slight off white head. Sweet nose, medium bodied. The monks have figured this one.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
klippx (24) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2014
Yeasty smell. Pours a massive foam. Settles to a muddy amber color. Strange sour feel on the tongue. Pine taste, hints of honey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (211) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 20/7-14. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Aroma: Yeast, fruity, clove. Taste: Yeast, fruity, touch of clove(?). Body is medium, the finish is very dry and rather bitter with notes of spices (touch of clove and cinnamon?).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (233) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Aged bottle (2010) @ Kulmimator, Antwerp. Amber colour, just a little hazy (no particles), big off-white head. Taste and nose became rounded and soft, very much down on sourness (which I don’t particularly like in the regular Orval), with a more earthy, spicy flavour emerging next to caramel sweet malty groundtones. Low carbonated, good body (a bit watery), soft mouthfeel. Not on my toplist but an interesting taste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (126) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
33cl bottle served in a Trappist glass. Pours a wonderful light amber colour with a perfectly foamy and voluminous off white head which lasts the entirety of the drink. Aroma is somewhat subdued but faintly aromatic; the taste however is a perfect balance of flowery hops and candy sugar sweetness. A very good and unique Trappist.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
manolomoris (12) - - JUL 19, 2014
Precioso color y espuma, maltosa pero amarga y con un ligero dulzor que no se empalagoso como en otras belgas.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentL (273) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Gros col, orange brumeux, sens le printemps (herbe mouillé), gout un peu sucrer et amer et pamplemousse mais pas du tout dans les extreme d’une ipa, un peu sec. Bien équilibré.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brian83 (4) - sqGat, SPAIN - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
És una bona cervesa, tot i així, de les trapenses és una de les més fluiexes en quant a sabors.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KamGoPro (64) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Wonderful Leafy aroma, dark orange pour. Great balance of dry citrus and leafy hops! Refreshing with zest and bold flavor

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (964) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy orange colour with white head. Brett, fruity, apple aroma. Sour, fruity, sweet, apple, citric taste. Medium body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeHsuer (3) - - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
Very juicy and fruity beer! Smells like muscat grapefruit. Cute bubble and sweet tart!


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