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


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RATINGS: 4195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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%

Panzerfaust's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzerfaust (719) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, - JUL 18, 2012
330 ml bottle, best before date 6/10/2016, from Whole Foods Market, SoMa, San Francisco, CA.. The legendary Orval, at last. Pours a bright hazy orange color with a huge white frothy head that lasts for long. Aroma is fruity and yeasty with notes of red apples, strudel, light citrus and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Taste is slightly tart which comes as a surprise. Apple and citrus come as the most obvious flavors. Its similar to a Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine. Intensely tasting but smooth highly drinkable Trappist. Almost no carbonation. It’s a good, refined Belgian Ale but it’s maybe a little overhyped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (1028) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2016
Der Klassiker in der 0,33l Flasche. Alles schon gesagt. Tolles Trapistenbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barrracuda (36) - AUSTRIA - FEB 8, 2016
Intense very stable head, light orangey amber. Intense brettanomyces, horse, fruity extremely complex. Extremely dry finish. Unique style!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis (77) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Markth (106) - 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

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kanaclane (213) - - JAN 28, 2016
Nez : Pomme Bouche : Pomme, agrumes, levure, sécheresse en fin de bouche et amertume douce et longue

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjez (246) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2016
L: a deep orange, hazy, a big two fingers of fluffy white head. S: a big acidic vinious white wine note coupled with yeast, citrus, grass. Slightly funky, big and bright, orange, light spice. T: delicious, sour citrus, orange marmalade, bready, a little champagne grape sweetness. I get different things at different stages. A sweet umeshu note, slightly boozy, hits my nose and palate. There’s malt, Belgian yeast, brett. So complex. F: effervescent, bubbles dancing on the tongue, and a fluffiness that really fills the mouth. That stays, and the malt drags back down the throat, leaving you with a fluffy tongue. It finishes really dry. O: Classic, wonderful Belgian pale. I get a new experience each time I try it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
McDef85 (34) - ITALY - JAN 22, 2016
Trappista insolita, segnata dai luppoli, complessa e secca al massimo grado. Inconfondibile e di carattere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xfire73 (61) - - JAN 19, 2016
33cl bottled cloudy orange~brown color clove aroma, hint of herb grassy fruity taste strongly carbonated

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wolffish (441) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
Embouteillée en février 2015... Je goûte l’orange amère et le fût de chêne. C’est un peu terne et la présence de levures est très importante. C’est un bon produit normalement mais celle-ci semble avoir été mal conservée ;-(

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