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


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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Only available at the Cafe near the Abbaye. Produced for the Monks at Brasserie dOrval. Previously available on 33 cl bottles at 3.5% ABV. 2012- only sold on draft and at 4.5% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle at DHL. Pours light amber coloured with a thin white head. Floral aroma with notes of barnyard, caramel and brett. Dry flavour with notes of citrus, caramel, brett and bitter hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2009
Bottle thanx to Jerre. A clear orange colored beer, with a little light beige head. The aroma has some woody notes with malts and spices. The taste is the thinner version of the other Orval. It has several fruits, like citrus and grapes. It is a little hoppy with notes of wood. The aftertaste has some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12698) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2009
2008 bottle. Clear amber with a big and lasting white head. Lots of brett,m barnyard and grapefruit, in the aroma. Sweetish with a drying tartness. Clearly thinner than the regular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Rating from memory - the location alone (cafe just up from the entrance to the abbey, view of the brewhouse from my chair) wins a few points...and this is, after all, Orval. Has the same funky dry taste, the bready/fruity notes are much more subdued, and just overall thinner and not as complex tasting nor as dry on the finish. Would absolutely be my go-to session beer if it was even remotely available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle Clear, blond to amber body. Off-white head. Aroma of hops, grass and some malts. Moderately bitter flavour, but somewhat weak. Quite nice anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2009
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm) Pale amber colour with brief, white head. Fruity, spicy nose with notes of citrus peel, yeast and slightly earthy hops. Fruity, spicy taste with hints of citrus, yeast and spicy hops. Light body with a generous, spicy bitterness in a dry finish. Lots of character considering the low abv. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle. [thank you so much, dedollewaitor!]
Pours lightly muddy copper with a small, bubbly, creamy, off-white head. Quite sweet aroma, some flowers, herbs, light brett. Highish, prickly carbonation, a tad watery palate. Flavour is surprisingly nice, very dry, brett, flowers. Some peppery notes in the finish. Refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
aphalo (94) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle, no label (Akkurat, Stockholm). Very clear golden colour. Aroma is very unique with hints of flowers, hops and fresh fruits. Taste is smooth and balanced with some malts and hops, but too watery. Aftertaste is minimalistic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
avilla (12) - , ITALY - FEB 5, 2009
Bottle @ Auberge de l’Ange Gardien. Clear colour with white head. Hop flavour. Light body, watery taste. Slightly disappointing. Good for monks and thirsty pilgrims.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4501) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottle: Poured a clear copper color with a creamy off white head. The aroma is a light fruit. The taste is smooth grain, malt, and light hop. Very impressive for a low ABV, do the monks know what they are doing or what?

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