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


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RATINGS: 4302   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%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottled in 2010. Pours a hazy reddish-orange with a giant head that dissipates slowly into a cap. Yeast is visible floating around in the beer. Dark fruits dominate the nose. Plumb, cherry, grape, it’s like holding a glass of brandy. Taste is sour more than anything. Sweet and yeasty, even has a bit of a hop bite. Big, slow sipper, even with the alcohol content being what it is. Unusual beer, more reminiscent of a lambic than other trappist beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (593) - Tychy, POLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Barwa bursztynowa, piana intensywna, redukuje się do obrączki. Aromat średnio-intensywny, skóra, butwiejące drewno, skisłe siano, w tle nuty słodkiej brzoskwini. W smaku wytrawne, z niuansami biszkoptowymi, wyprawiona skóra, siano. Finisz ze średnią goryczką ziołowo-drożdżową, na krótko zalegającą, cierpki i wytrawny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Robeperse (13) - - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Birra Trappista Il gusto un po’ vinoso si perde nell’aroma di cereali e nel gusto fortemente luppolato, la schiuma dolcemente cremosa e persistente, va bevuta in un calice a tulipano molto ampio (classico dell´abazia) Questa birra è un prodotto eccellente, non mancate di provarla, il sapore estremamente complesso, le mille sfumature dell’aroma la rendono prefetta per una degustazione lenta, interiore, quasi fosse un whiskey pregiato! L´Orval è certamente ottima se degustate insieme carni arrostite alla brace o cotte sulla pietra ollare, ma anche piccoli pezzi di formaggio d´abazia serviti insieme a sedano salato!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BytesAndBrews (36) - - AUG 24, 2016
Beautiful cloudy amber unfiltered beer with an off white head that never stops. Aroma of hay overlaid with fruity and floral notes. Flavor is full of funky fermentation character with some raisin and fig notes, and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrNeonGreen (3) - Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2016 does not count
Dry frothy fizzy and wonderful. Exactly what I imagine when I think trappist.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle. Poured hazy, dark amber, foamy, lasting off white head. Aroma was figs, pear, some banana, sweet hay, dusty. Taste was mild bitterness, some sour notes, dry, medicinal lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marstonlad (746) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle @ Musei Vaticani, Rome. Pours hazy amber with a big white head. The aroma features fresh and slightly sour apple and yeasty notes; very earthy, farmhouse-like theme. Taste is crisp and dry and a bit tart. Sour apple, yeasty spiciness and a touch of floral hoppiness create a refreshing, biting mix. The palate is medium-bodied, the carbonation lively. Yeast is playing a leading role here, hops a supporting one; malts do not feature much. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jenner707 (64) - DENMARK - AUG 14, 2016
An unfilteted beer with a large foamy head, Strong carbonation. The aroma fruty, actually hints of flowers. The taste is fruty with bitter end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Pullotettu 7.7.2011, BBE 7.7.2016 eli pari vuotta vanha tapaus. Samea, runsaasti vaahtoava vaaleanruskea olut. Vaahto jättää kivasti pitsiä. Tuoksu omenainen, viljainen ja epämiellyttävän saippuainen. Maku jatkaa samalla linjalla ollen ennen kaikkea kuivan omenainen ja hieman viljainen. Varsin yksiulotteinen joka tapauksessa. Kuin kuivaa siideriä joisi. Ja kun siideri ei omaan suuhun maistu, ei oikein tämäkään. Yhden pullon ajattelin jättää kypsymään pidempään, katsotaan josko tämä paranisi edes hieman.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (212) - - AUG 10, 2016
11.2 oz bottle. Massive bubbly off white head. Color is a hazy, opaque burnt orange. Aromas of alcohol, yeast, very ripe banana, candied dark fruits. Medium body built on heavy carbonation. Chardonnay-like, dry, apricot, yeast, some funk, caramel. Some hoppy bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
David562 (8) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016 does not count
There’s something about these Belgium beers. They taste funny. Maybe I’ll get used to them eventually.

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