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


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RATINGS: 4088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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%

BiereLuc's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiereLuc (1137) - Montréal, Quebec, - FEB 15, 2013
Yeux : Opaque et orangée, comme un coucher de soleil derrière d’épais nuage (ici les nuages sont représentés par une mousse épaisse et crémeuse). C’est poétique, mais c’est vrai! Nez : La perception est difficile. Arôme fruité et légèrement floral. On sent déjà le houblon. Quand trop d’odeurs agréables se mélangent, on se contente de dire : ça sent bon! Bouche : Alors là, c’est vraiment amer. Mais comme l’amertume est un goût qui s’apprend (un peu comme pour les olives), quand on aime c’est pour toujours. On garde le palais imprégné de houblon plusieurs minutes après la dernière gorgée. La bière est relativement forte, mais tellement goûteuse qu’on oublie l’alcool dans une mer de saveurs. Gorge : La sensation sèche initiée en bouche s’allonge en beauté en arrière-goût. Et dire que Molson Dry se vante d’être sans arrière-goût… Je vous jure qu’avec la Orval, on ne s’en passerait pas! Verdict : Difficile de faire mieux dans le genre. La Orval se laisse boire. Voilà une bière qu’on achète une à la fois pour un moment de dégustation unique. Bret Power!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puren (251) - POLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Prezentacja: wylata :), bursztynowe, zmętnione, piana drobna i trwała;
Aromat: bardzo silny winny, pod spodem kołaczą się nuty belgijskie ;
Odczucie: ciało wysokie do średniego, nasycenie wysokie;
Smak: najsilniejsze są nuty winne, cierpkie, goryczka, a z tyłu stoi "Belgia";
Ogólnie: niezły belgijski sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (548) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (98) - 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.

   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!

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (156) - LATVIA - JUL 18, 2015
Golden color and a bit cloudy, very specific bitter and fruity taste, with wide palate.

   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.

   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.

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