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


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RATINGS: 4155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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%

kdm1984's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Head seems to last an eternity. Big yeast and lemon aroma - perhaps the best yeast scent I have come across yet. Well balanced Brettiness, sharp lemon citrus, and breadiness in the flavor. Glad I finally got a bottle of this legendary brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MGantzel (67) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
Denne Oral har et gyldent og klart udseende med et medium hvidt skum. Øllen har en lidt syrnet, men frisk citrus aroma og smager derefter med bitterhed i afrundingen. Medium karbonering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benfi (691) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
Pours a hazy copper colour with foamy white head. Nose starts with bread and yeasty hints, then sour vinegar, then lemon. Mouth is spicy peppery with flavours of herbs and cloves. Also some banana sweetness in there. Very dry finish on the palate and a high carbonation which tingles the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredfa (145) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - NOV 22, 2015
Boa formação de espuma e duradoura. Bem diferente do que esperava. Tem um amargor diferente do padrão. Percebi um azedo até agradável, mas meio exagerado. Pode ser algum problema no meu exemplar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopverdju (42) - BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2015
Help! Wat is er met Orval gebeurd? De vertrouwde witte peper geur die de Orval zo herkenbaar maakte is reeds een tijdje verdwenen maar waar is de bitterheid en de zurigheid naartoe? Het bitter gevoel gaat blijkbaar verder achteruit. Zo dronk ik een 6 maand jonge Orval: Mooi fijne witte schuimkraag die vlug verdween. Troebel licht amberkleurig met weinig pareling. Bloemige geur met wat bret. De smaak was matig bitter met een vleugje zurigheid. In dezelfde omstandigheden en even net gewassen glas proefde ik een 1 jaar oude Orval: Mooi fijne witte schuimkraag die wel bleef kleven. Deze was donkerder van kleur. Alleen de bret geur bleef. Hier was natuurlijk de bitterheid nog minder maar opmerkelijk was dat de zurigheid niet in de smaak zat maar dat er hier sprake was van NA zurigheid!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
impuritylaw (22) - Freibierg, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle bbe 28.05.20. Murky, dark yellow beer with a huge head. Intense Sour Ale like aroma, fruity citrus. Light body, hoppy dry taste with sour (Kellerbier-like) notes. Interesting and refreshing beer, surprising for a Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Elric111 (2) - BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2015 does not count
¨robably the best of all. The small may seems strang at first but you get use to it really quick. For the tast, the best is to wait at least to be 6 months old (even best if you wait a year).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jelledebont (62) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2015
Heel anders dan andere trappistenbieren. Niet mijn favoriet. Goudbruin met veel koolzuur, een sterk fruitige geur en een wat bittere, droge smaak. Doet me denken aan de paar IPA’s die ik wel eens heb gedronken. Dat is niet echt mijn soort bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntoineGRD (72) - - NOV 10, 2015
L'Orval présente une robe très légèrement ambrée, surmontée d'une généreuse mousse blanche. Le nez est partagé entre notes sur le houblon frais mais aussi sur la levure sauvage. La bouche, qui présente une magnifique pétillance est elle aussi portée sur la brett, à savoir la levure sauvage. Le final est amer, sur une belle longueur

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vidmidia (125) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - NOV 9, 2015
Cor de mel, turva. Espuma muito abundante e persistente. Aroma adocicado de especiarias e floral, levemente cítrico. Sabor amargo equilibrado, com notas florais, de especiarias, madeira, citronela e damasco. Retrogosto amargo com final seco. Complexidade e sabor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sccp1910 (106) - BRAZIL - NOV 1, 2015
Aroma e sabor super agradáveis, lembrando muito uma cidra, porém com um certo amargor na medida certa. Aparência dourada para marrom. Sensasional!

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