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

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RATINGS: 4200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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%


Sobchak's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, - JUN 6, 2006
Hazy light orange colour. Yeasty, floral hop nose. Very appetising dry hoppy bitterness, and some nutty, malty undertones.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimbo2 (85) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016
Unique. This is brett, the way it should be. Dry, bitter, learhery, esthery, funky, complex. One of a kind.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dews (17) - TAIWAN - FEB 12, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 Pretty much bubble. Taste medium sweet, medium bitter (much hop). Aroma of orange peel. The body is little weak.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shanshirohop (44) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2016
Todo un clásico belga, que no puede defraudar, una pena que se esté extinguiendo poco a poco.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (350) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle to tulip. Pours clouded copper, creamy beige head. Aroma of citrus, bread, caramel, clove, banana. Taste of same with added spice and orange marmalade. Highly effervescent. Dry finish with green apple.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
h0ppingmad (16) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2016
33cl bottle, pours a cloudy orange/brown with very persistent frothy head. Aroma of cloves and yeast and slight citrus. Taste similar to aroma, dry, bitter with slightly sour finish. A great example of a Belgian trappist ale

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (1035) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2016
Der Klassiker in der 0,33l Flasche. Alles schon gesagt. Tolles Trapistenbier.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barrracuda (37) - AUSTRIA - FEB 8, 2016
Intense very stable head, light orangey amber. Intense brettanomyces, horse, fruity extremely complex. Extremely dry finish. Unique style!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis (79) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle at home from Freshfields in Croydon. Pours hazy dark orange with impressive white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of orange peel, herbs and a little fink. Tastes of coriander, orange with a hint of funk. Really nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Markth (108) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2016
Mooi oranje trappistenbier met flinke schuimkraag. Licht zuurtje, veel hop. Mooie balans, redelijk dun. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HighH2O (22) - - JAN 29, 2016
How could such a masterpiece have such a low rating. Any official Trappist should start at 4.5 and move up. Pours cloudy with a very thick foamy head, beautiful aroma of sweet flowers, essence and love. Great beer but not at the top on the Trappist list for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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