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

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RATINGS: 3831   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Finally went ahead and tried this one. Split a bottle with barleyPops. Dark golden yellow pour, big white head. Yeasty, estery aroma. Plenty of fruity notes. Flavor was similar with some subtle hop notes and sourness coming through as well. Good, but not something I’ll drink very often.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milo91hd (124) - Lecce, ITALY - OCT 22, 2014
Sinceramente sono sempre stato poco attratto da questa birra, la vedevo come una sorella "minore" rispetto alle sorelle trappiste. Dopo averla bevuta posso dire felicemente di essermi sbagliato. Colore ambrato carico con un cappello di schiuma fine e persistente, aroma di malto, frutta candita e lieviti, al palato è fantastica parte con malto seguita da frutta per finire poi con un amaro non fastidioso, la carbonazione bassa la fa scendere che è un piacere. Fantastica

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (117) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 22, 2014
Splendida birra, ambrato scuro con schiuma beige pannosa e persistentissima. Odore di frutta, miele e spezie. In bocca frutta, una dolcezza data dal miele ed un finale tra l’acidulo ed il salato. Buono il retrogusto, poco etilico ma caldo. Splendida birra.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"great aroma, flavor was not quite as good. a solid beer, but there’s too many beers I like better than this one to go back to it for the price. better than average, though, and worth trying. 2010-a little more bretty funk than i remember bumps the flavor score up slightly...still think it’s over rated but a solid brew nonetheless."

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kingi (488) - - OCT 21, 2014
2010 bottle, Aroma is apple lambic sort of. Clear copper colour. Hops gone from the taste , pleasant taste but not really anything special. Nice beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcHS (14) - - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of citrus with a hint of herbs. Appearance is cloudy amber with significant white head. Light bitter taste. Medium to light body, with a texture that is hard to pin down, and a dry finish. Very complex beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pacool (37) - - OCT 20, 2014
Nie wiem dlaczego, ale nic nie urzek?o mnie w tym piwie. Smak ci??ki do zdefiniowania, w niesko?czono?? oczekiwanie na wybijajacy si? smak. Barwa i prezencja w porz?dku, ale nic poza tym.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (61) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
One of the best things I have tried recently, theres an explosion of flavours and aromas involved with this one! It is very lively so care must be took when pouring, otherwise the head will end up all over your newly washed carpet. The aroma is funky brett. Taste is a herby, slightly spicy and characteristically brett! Could drink several of these throughout the course of a day.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (358) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Spicy herbal aroma, with a bread yeast kick. Flavour is so complex for its abv, , sweet, sour, dry hops . World class beer .

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenoitLhoest (3) - Liège, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
Etant donné la modicité de la production, chaque brassin est différent de tous les autres, mais toujours il y a ce nez puisamment végétal, coulis de fougères et de lime mélées, cette première bouche ronde, douce, cette seconde sure comme une Gueuze, épicée comme une IPA et puis il y a cette interminable longueur amère, si longue qu’on se réveille parfois avec en bouche l’Orval de la veille. Ma cave en regorge, ce qui explique qu’elle soit si rare.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tselloufc88 (152) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Aroma of some citrus, banana, raisins. Hoppy aroma for a Belgian ale. Taste is clean, fresh citrus with some banana, orange. Decent bitter finish. Very nice stuff this. Easy going stuff for the strength.


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