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

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RATINGS: 3859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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%


barroso2501's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barroso2501 (8) - Brasilia, - APR 13, 2013
Bottle at 8C. Not very complex but nice aroma, color and head. I was expecting more, but still a great beer.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeyo1 (259) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours amber color and a huge white head with some nice lacing. Dry and balanced sour aroma with notes of yeast, fruits and citrus zest, spices integrated with hints of thinner (in a nice way), hay. Dry thin bodied mouth feel with medium but sharp carbonation. Balanced taste of fruits, lemon zest, oranges,, yeast, wet hay, spices , leather and some horse blanket. Long lasting bitterness and sourness in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomholliday (1) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
This is a legendary beer, and a great starting point for trappist beers. It plays close with medium sourness - without being too sour - and there’s lovely aromas of licorice and bubblegum. It’s red, cloudy, and has a full head. It’s lively - pops in your mouth with a slightly sour carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AbbeyRoade (379) - Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Not a fan. Sour yeasty is a good way to describe this beer. Slightly sourish fruity yeast aroma. Flavor matches....kind of tart too. Just not really refreshing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (333) - FRANCE - NOV 18, 2014
Pours hazy amber with a medium white head. Nose is citrusy (orange peel) and spicy. Complex aromas of citrus, lemon, herbs, hay, bitter cocoa, spices and Belgian yeast. Fizzy carbonation, thin texture. The mouthfeeling is unique, dry, spicy, sour and bitter. Long bitter and dry finish. Not my favorite type of beer, but something really exceptionnal here, a unique beer experience !

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KoRoBeNiKi (16) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from Ridgewood Wine. Aroma: complex mix of spices, yeast, malt, citrus, a little hay, very earthy. Reminds me a bit of a refined saison mixed with an IPA and a light Belgian. Also, a bit like some dry white wines, unique and fantastic. Appearance: Brown/copper colored, white head that took a very long time to disappear. The head tasted similar to the nose, but with a bit more citrus. Flavor is similar to the head, maybe a bit more citrus than the nose. Palate: Little bit of spice, 0 alcohol. Very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Filipbeer (93) - - NOV 15, 2014
Amber color with haze and white and long head. Fruity, lemon and spicy notes and also the characteristic leather an cider aromas. Bitter taste, full body and high carbonation. Dry and long finish. High quality and different Trappist beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monacomelody (17) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2014
Trocken und sehr intensiv im Geschmack, mit schöner Hopfennote und einer Geschmacksexplosion nach dem Schlucken. Top! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber pour with a thick head, tons of lacing. Aroma of citrus, orange, lots of malt, spice. Taste is excellent, Belgian yeast, caramel malt too. Just grand.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
AtronSeige (676) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 11, 2014
Aroma: Medium lemon, sherbet, Light spicy. Appearance: Body: Hazy, amber. Head: large, tan, rocky. Good retention, lacing. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness. Medium lemon, sherbet. Light barnyard. Very dry finish. Lingering bitterness Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: I expected more. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 16E. Belgian Specialty Ale

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
una ottima belgian ale. Dorata, con bella schiuma, sentori floreali ed erbacei, molto beverina


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