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

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RATINGS: 3888   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ddesruez (5) - san francisco, Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2013
I just had this beer and i have to accept its absolutely one of the best beers I ever tasted. Only the Sint Bernardus 12 seems to be close. The taste is very full and has a kind of wooden taste. The Westvleteren 8 is absolutely more fruity, but less exceptionnal. I absolutely recommend the beer and the website that helped me to get the beer for a good price (even if i dont know if this is allowed in my review: http://westvleteren12.webs.com/ ) Enjoye


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (98) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Subtle fraguant nose and a nice dark golden coat. Pour it slowly to prevent excess foaming because it has a massive coat that will be more enjoyable. Very balanced ale with an amazing balance between acidic, bitterness and dryness that really got me addicted. A nice crisp taste followed by a very little after taste that gives it a nice boost. Very nice product that I strongly recommend!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (217) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
Recht herb fr einen Belgier. Karamellig, fruchtig, hefige Noten. Sehr komplex, wrzig, sffig, herber Abgang.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valdeir (15) - - DEC 25, 2014
Deliciosa cerveja trapista, leve dulçor com aspecto muito interessante, cor âmbar, espumante não persistente, cerveja não indicada para ser ingerida em grandes quantidades.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AGCostaNeves (19) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 24, 2014
With an intense amber, copper and slightly cloudy. In Trappist glass reveals a clear beige creamy lather well being bulky remaining all the time in the bowl. Its aroma has beautiful floral, fruity notes, with pretty nice and woody citrus notes. I brought, also the odor of nuts, toffee, malt, cloves. This famous Trappist has very peculiar characteristics. Very complex beer, odd, that every time I drink gives me new sensations. Its taste is bitter and dry, as well as somewhat salty. High carbonation. Just like its aroma, its flavor brought me nuts, a nice touch of toffee, malt, hops striking, spices, honey tones, a bitter end, dry, with hints of spices. Alcohol shows the guys from beginning to end it is hot. It is certainly the hoppier of Trappist beers. A Great beer, a different Trappist that delights tasters who cherish bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (782) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle Aroma-grass, dark fruits Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, lively, bitter finish Ocierał-very good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rein242 (12) - - DEC 19, 2014
Fles 33cl. Een straf biertje met een hoge schuimkraag die lang blijft staan. Een hoppig biertje, droog dwz weinig zoet en een lange bittere nasmaak.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
cobellig (31) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
This beer is well made, i just hate if for how bitter it is.Drunk it 4 times,same bitternes.not my cup of...beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (302) - NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014
0.33 flaske. Gave fra venn. Uklar gyllen med et flott hvit skum som varer. Aroma av gjr banan krydder syrlig. Smak av gjr citrus trr antydning til humle. Middels co2.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Piair (2) - BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
Typical example of belgian ale... Thats my country. And Im proud of it!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
barbillon (11) - Pesaro, ITALY - DEC 13, 2014
non molto bella da vedere....ma una birra di gran livello! Tra le trappiste una delle migliori. Ottima se accompagnata con carni rosse per il suo gusto amaro e vinoso!! Da provare a bere dopo un paio danni dal suo imbottigliamento perch la fermentazione in bottiglia le da un sapore nuovo tutto suo!!!! da provare....


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