gunnfryd (10451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bishop Arms, Gothenburg. Dark orange colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruity, yeast, orange , malt. Flavour is fruit, malt, yeast, sour.
yngwie (13346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Bishops Arms, Gothenburg. 215 SEK is a rip-off, but I just had to sample it. It pours hazy, with some sediments, orange-golden color and some beige head. The aroma has an almoste gueuze-like sourness, notes of alcohol, yeast and yellow apples. A complex aroma that I could sniff for hours. Pity the flavor isn’t in the same league. It has sourness and acidity and some spices, but it is a bit boring. Thin, slightly sour, dry mouthfeel. The beer feels a bit dead, except for the aroma, which is just lovely. (060825)
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle at Bishops Arms, Västra Hamngatan, Gothenburg on August 25) Very hazy murky dark orange to brown color, white head. Sour a bit spicy scent, not as "original" Orval at all! Very much similar to a gueuze, in the smell still. A bit watery mouth feel. Sour, but watery, taste. Low to no bitterness.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle at Bishops Arms, cheers chaps!] Aroma is perfumed, yeasty and really bretty so id guess this has been around for a while. taste is on the week side and the body is pretty thin.
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle at Bishops Arms, Västra Hamngatan, Göteborg) Pours hazy egg-yellow, golden. Aroma of sour lemon and yeast. Herbs and some grass. Taste: watery and a bit sour. Small, small body.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to who ever had this bottle in the bishops arms. Aroma is orval all over. Taste is similar but with less ooommph.
Furseth (1949) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2006 Bottle: Hazy deep yellow colour.Aroma of sour,citric,flowers,Gueze nose feeling.
Flavor is like the aroma , but have a bit smouthness,citric mouth feeling.Short finish.
spodude (10) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better known as Orval Vert or green Oval, note the glass, you have to go to the monastery to get it, but if you are looking for a low alchol beer this is the best.
jerohen (1992) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled at the cafe close to the monastery. Cloudy orange golden coloured, big head. Yeasty and fruity, hop-bitterness. Of course everyone is comparing this one to the ’real’ Orval, which has a flavour quite similar. This one closely resembles its bigger brother, although in finish the difference becomes really obvious. Nevertheless, this very easy to drink beer with only 3.5% ABV is marvellously complex and probably the best low alcohol beer i know.
caesar (5054) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Ange Gardien at 100 m from the Abbey. Cloudy orange golden color, big off-white head. Aroma is bit fruity, some bubblegum, typical Orval but bit weaker. Also taste is typical Orval, but a bit weaker. Easy to drink that way, and as Orval is one of my favorite beers, I like this one too.