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

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RATINGS: 4279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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%


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dexcansino (573) - Andalucía, - FEB 1, 2013
Cerveza rubia ligeramente turbia. De olor muy floral. Sabor también floral, amargo. Cuerpo un poco graso. Una delicia.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barbicane (2) - - JUN 24, 2016 does not count
Great authentic trappist ale (barley wine), though very different from the rest of them. Has similar aroma as the Grimbergen Ambrée, just more controlled and toned down. Can only recommend!

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlueGaljoen (87) - FRANCE - JUN 23, 2016
Un grand classique. Grosse mousse, robe assez sombre. Classique, sucre et amertume bien équilibré. Du fruit confit (prune) Un peu surcoté mais bonne bière.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lkowalkowski (49) - POLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Bardzo wyjątkowy i niespotykany smak. Z pewnością jedno z najlepszych piw na świecie. Najlepiej pić 2 lata po butelkowaniu. Very unique and unparalleled taste. Certainly one of the best beers in the world. Best to drink 2 years after bottling.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsen1635 (569) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle from 2013. Hazy dark amber pour with huge white head. Aroma has lots of spices. Some citric brett and also cherry. Taste has instant sourness. Sparkling feeling. Beautiful and loaded with flavours. Lots of similarities with wild fermented brews. Medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (526) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a medium amber with a thin white head. Yeasty, bready aroma. Lots of carbonation. Somewhat fruity taste with a tingly sensation and a dry finish. Not as enjoyable as I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alex60 (146) - - JUN 18, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur orange abricot, mousse blanche intéressante, odeur d’agrumes, fruité, au goût : un délice, on part sur les agrumes, la levure et on finie sur l’amertume, très forte mais étonnamment agréable et très longue en bouche, une très bonne bière

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (883) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
Poured from 33cl bottle [bottled in 2011 (label is messed up so can’t tell when exactly); best before 18/07/2016 - aged]. Clear, orangey brown with off-white head. Aroma of orange and peach, light belgian yeast, some spice. Taste of yeast and spice with very mild brett and a subtle dry hop finish. Flavour actually dissipates a bit quickly and is almost a light watery finish. Quite good, but it doesn’t quite land the vault.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bubeer (284) - - JUN 5, 2016
Cloudy honey. Large head, low retention to medium head, then on hogh retention. Aroma intensity 3.5/5. Yeasty aroma, notes of hay and thyme. Medium bitter, light sour. Medium dry finish. Fizzy carbonation. Light to medium body. Interesting palate

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joeiznogood (14) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
At home, 2016 33cl bottle. Pour: golden honey, dark orange, tall head, slow dissipation, lumpy foam. Smell: malt, metallic, toffee. Taste: first - sweet, malt, ; mid - malty; after - dry metallic bitterness. Mouthfeel: slightly aggressive, strong malty bitterness, dry. Verdict: Pleasant and filling experience. Strong flavours, but a very good ale.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
L_Lovecraft (152) - - MAY 31, 2016
Citrus, grass, flower, amber/copper with a good white head very persistant, light/medium body, medium carbonation, very dry and bitter, grass, bread and citrus...this fish will be a beautiful and unforgettable dream when the glass will remain empty on the table.


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