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


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RATINGS: 187   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4670) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2009
33 cL bottle at DHVL. Pours clear and golden orange with a dense white and creamy head. Aroma is soft malty and with a very minor brett note. Flavour starts light sweet malty with a vague brett citric note. Dry wooden brett note on the back of the tongue into the finish. Smooth and easy. Light peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke. Good grassy hop aroma, reminding me of the bigger Orval. Clear dark amber colour. Nice big stable creamy off-white head. The flavour is mildly hoppy. Has the familiar Orval hop flavour, only less powerful. Creamy texture, nice mild carbonation. Not an outstanding beer in my opinion, but good, refreshing and well-balanced, and very good considering the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2008
33cl bottle. Belgium beer number five hundred , 500. Bottle at the best beer bar in Belgium. 2008 edition. Pours golden copper with a creamy bubbly orval looking head. Vague fruity orange & hoppy notes. Actually like a lighter version of orval with less body & brett. Smooth & soft. Pretty damm lovely and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2008
33cl, exclusive brew (no label), from the brewery, easy to drink, not complex, balanced, cloudy, good head, simpel brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkseduction (715) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2008
Bottle at Guardian Angel Cafe near the abby. Pours an orange-gold coloured brew, less floaties in there than in hte normal Orval. Slight watery taste but surprisingly complex for this ABV. Very nice and good to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm. Medium, but persistent head. Amber as the mother beer. Brettanomyces nose and flavours, pronounced bitterness. Light body. Distinctive, as you would expect, but the fathers are missing out if they only drink this beer and not the "big" Orval.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2008
ambrata buona schiuma non abbondante ma persistente sentori di luppolo lieve fruttato in bocca leggera anche se non ha un corpo scarno il luppolo fa da padrone sembra una bitter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (3223) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2008
Amazing. Bottle, 33 cl. Saterday 02.08.’08 on terras @ l’Angen Gardien close to the Abbey. Hazy amber-orange color, good off-white head. Aroma yeasty, fruity, hops. Medium body. Taste is very low differnce to the Orval from 6.2 %. Nevertheless, this very easy to drink beer with only 3.5% ABV is marvellously complex. For me the best beer with only 3,5 % !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (6422) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle @ Auberge de l’Ange Gardien, rated according to tasting notes from last year. Clear amber/orange colour, white head. Aroma of bread, yeast, some malts and some floral notes. Flavour is like it’s big brother, but with less body, a bit watery, and a bit more pronounced bitterness.

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