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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 4022   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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%


anfractuosity's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
anfractuosity (174) - - MAR 27, 2013
Very nice beer, can taste notes of spiciness.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (42) - ITALY - MAY 3, 2015
Bottiglia invecchiata 15 mesi. Ambrata carica e velata dai lieviti in sospensione, bellissima schiuma bianca che svanisce abbastanza velocemente ma si attacca letteralmente al bordo del bicchiere. Molto carbonata, corpo medio-leggero. Al naso forti note floreali caratteristiche solo di questa birra, zucchero candito, e lievi note fruttate. Al palato nota amaricante erbacea contrastata da un dolce dato dallo zucchero candito; man mano che la birra si riscalda viene fuori una piacevole nota alcolica. Retrogusto complesso e molto lungo di amaro erbaceo ed agrumato, lieve nota zuccherina. Rispetto ad una stessa birra più giovane risulta un po' "ingentilita": perde un po' di amaro così da non risultare quasi "salata" è un po' di caratteristico odore acre.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (520) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Poured from 330 ML bottle into a tulip glass. Aroma- Great aroma of fruit and hops. Appearance- Has a great amber orange color with an enormous white head. Taste- Fantastic flavor of fruit and hop. Palate- A medium bodied beer with heavy carbonation. Overall- An excellent beer. This should be on everyone’s want list.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (236) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 2, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa ciemno bursztynowa, zmętnione. Piana drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, wysoka, trwała.
AROMAT: Dość intensywny. Świeży. Na pierwszym planie belgijskie drożdże, a nawet trochę dzikie, przypominające lambic. Z owoców czuć suszoną morelę oraz odrobinę cytrusów.
SMAK: Podobnie ja w zapachu z tą różnicą, że tutaj mamy do czynienia z gorzkimi cytrusami. Goryczka średnia, zalegająca.
OGÓLNIE: Bardzo dobre piwo o sporym potencjale, ja piłem je stosunkowo "młode" (6 miesięcy od zabutelkowania).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cinesr (3) - - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
Birra dal forte carattere, da il meglio di se bevuta a temperatura ambiente.difficile da apprezzare subito. Veramente un’ottima birra

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rubin77 (11) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
Foam: medium white foamy head, slowly diminishing, Colour: golden hazy orange yellow, slightly amber in colour, Aroma: light sweet malt and dark fruits, aroma of brad, grass, spices, funk, sweet yeast, floral, grassy, leather, earth Taste: is slightly sour very good balanced with malty base, earthy, grass, some banana, a little hoppy, a little yeasty and a little dusty, good smooth bitterness finish and carbonation, included a nice dry finish with a bitterness in aftertaste that lingers, little acidity, a little oily, very nice beer, better not served to cold

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (685) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle from Craftissimo in Hong Kong. Pours hazy golden amber with a white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, hops, spice. Dry bitter finish. First time drinking this in ages and it’s still great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Roger60 (83) - - APR 30, 2015
SB Malmö hansakompaniet, flaska. Surdeg, karbolsprit. Geuze liknande. Rikligt skum ovh mycket jäst. Det behövs mat till. Kuriositet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutjunkie (9) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015 does not count
alcohol, bread, barnyard, roasty aroma. amber, hazy, frothy, appearance. lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, fizzy, bitter, finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1499) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from McTapps, thanks Sabine. Looking forward to this so my score may reflect some disappointment. Murky amber, large white froth. Some pepper, well carbonated, hop zing. Decent but not even worthy of polishing the boots of Rochefort beers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
josanguapo (36) - SPAIN - APR 28, 2015
Sabe un poco como a rancio. Desde luego es la trapense que menos me gusta, de lejos...


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