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


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RATINGS: 4199   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%

KajII's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2011 Bottle. Poured a murky amber with some orange undertones and a huge white foamy head that was mostly diminishing but had fantastic lacing. The aroma was heavy of a straw like malt, a moderate floral hop and a moldy scented yeast with notes of dried fruit (raisins), a hint of spice and some citrus (lemon and maybe orange) with a mild alcohol tinge. It tasted a malty, a little bitter and slightly sour with a hint of a peppery spice in the beginning and finished lightly bitter and yeasty with notes of fruit, citrus and a slight alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor was left to linger for a while, leaving a light sourness on the palate. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and a little oily in texture with the carbonation being quite pronounced, almost prickly in feel. Overall a fantastic Trappist Ale, I can see now why the Monks only brew this one beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dews (17) - TAIWAN - FEB 12, 2016
Pretty much bubble. Taste medium sweet, medium bitter (much hop). Aroma of orange peel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shanshirohop (44) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2016
Todo un clásico belga, que no puede defraudar, una pena que se esté extinguiendo poco a poco.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (345) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle to tulip. Pours clouded copper, creamy beige head. Aroma of citrus, bread, caramel, clove, banana. Taste of same with added spice and orange marmalade. Highly effervescent. Dry finish with green apple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
h0ppingmad (16) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2016
33cl bottle, pours a cloudy orange/brown with very persistent frothy head. Aroma of cloves and yeast and slight citrus. Taste similar to aroma, dry, bitter with slightly sour finish. A great example of a Belgian trappist ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (1031) - 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 (37) - 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 (78) - 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 (108) - 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

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