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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 3834   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%


Troobie99's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2002
So much has been written about it--my drivel will add nothing. A perfect beer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwi_daz (47) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bone dry with huge carbonated head, lovely tan to orange colour. Flavour is Brett followed with Belgian yeast spice. The final is a slight bitter follow through. Nice summer ale.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (860) - Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with thick foamy white head. Aroma is very Brett, tropical fruits, mango, sweet oranges, citrus. Taste is a touch wild, very carbonated, dry, crisp. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexgrimm (273) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2014
has a light color and is pretty milky. It throws a mean head, no matter how gently you pour. The first thing I noticed was the citrus/fruity aroma. Not a bad smell, but not what I had anticipated. This is a pretty good beer, but not as great as I’d hoped. For the money, there are a lot of others I’d rather drink.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milo91hd (125) - Lecce, ITALY - OCT 22, 2014
Sinceramente sono sempre stato poco attratto da questa birra, la vedevo come una sorella "minore" rispetto alle sorelle trappiste. Dopo averla bevuta posso dire felicemente di essermi sbagliato. Colore ambrato carico con un cappello di schiuma fine e persistente, aroma di malto, frutta candita e lieviti, al palato è fantastica parte con malto seguita da frutta per finire poi con un amaro non fastidioso, la carbonazione bassa la fa scendere che è un piacere. Fantastica

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (117) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 22, 2014
Splendida birra, ambrato scuro con schiuma beige pannosa e persistentissima. Odore di frutta, miele e spezie. In bocca frutta, una dolcezza data dal miele ed un finale tra l’acidulo ed il salato. Buono il retrogusto, poco etilico ma caldo. Splendida birra.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"great aroma, flavor was not quite as good. a solid beer, but there’s too many beers I like better than this one to go back to it for the price. better than average, though, and worth trying. 2010-a little more bretty funk than i remember bumps the flavor score up slightly...still think it’s over rated but a solid brew nonetheless."

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kingi (488) - - OCT 21, 2014
2010 bottle, Aroma is apple lambic sort of. Clear copper colour. Hops gone from the taste , pleasant taste but not really anything special. Nice beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcHS (14) - - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of citrus with a hint of herbs. Appearance is cloudy amber with significant white head. Light bitter taste. Medium to light body, with a texture that is hard to pin down, and a dry finish. Very complex beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pacool (37) - - OCT 20, 2014
Nie wiem dlaczego, ale nic nie urzek?o mnie w tym piwie. Smak ci??ki do zdefiniowania, w niesko?czono?? oczekiwanie na wybijajacy si? smak. Barwa i prezencja w porz?dku, ale nic poza tym.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (62) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
One of the best things I have tried recently, theres an explosion of flavours and aromas involved with this one! It is very lively so care must be took when pouring, otherwise the head will end up all over your newly washed carpet. The aroma is funky brett. Taste is a herby, slightly spicy and characteristically brett! Could drink several of these throughout the course of a day.


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