KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with medium white fluffy head. Brett aroma with fruity notes. Dry flavor with brett, fruits, hops and a bitter finish.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured beer with some light carbonation and a large white head. Fresh hoppy floral aroma. Full palate, light creamy. Finish is fullmalty, hoppy with some bitter notes. Huge pallet for only a 3.5% one. Very good.
Wim (3641) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
clear light amber coloured body with a white head a fruity ( citrus) hoppy aroma a sweet herby bitter taste with a bitter finish
Yves (2821) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber coloured bere with medium white head and few carbonation. Hoppy aroma Full palate. Finish is herby.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled - no label
Orange colour with white head
Fresh - orange and carbon-acidity
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unmarked 33cL bottle at LíAnge Gardien on 9/12/06. Pours just as beautifully as itís big brother, big pillow foam atop a nice amber colored beer, retention is average and the lacing is world class. Very much reminds me of Orval turned down to 7 (instead of itís usual 11), still has all the trademarks, subtle hoppiness, nice tartness, perfect maltiness all just slightly muted. A bit drier maybe and surprisingly nowhere near as light in palate as I was expecting for a 3.5% beer.
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light amber beer with only a smale white head. Fresh citrusaroma. Also a bit hoppy and yeasty in the nos. Sweet maltiness in the mouth with a nice bitter aftertaste.
imdownthepub (13077) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned at Cafe Ange Gardien, Villers devant Orval, Belgium. Amber with big white head. The bottle is unlabelled, the difference indicated by the Green badge on the glass rather than Blue, I love these traditions. Thinner version of the big brother but still hoppy, juicy, mid malt with a apricot fruitiness. Short finish but very drinkable.
JoeinDahlem (1449) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color is less hazy than its big brother. Lightly floral and yeasty aroma. Flavor is light, dry and dusty, with very mild hops and carbonation. Damn refreshing, especially after a hot day exploring the abbey ruins. And I do wish there were more tasty beers with lower alcohol levels.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
What a treat! Every single bit what I hoped it would be. A downable and mellow Orval. Itís never going to be a huge scorer but itís a fantastic beer and at 3.5% perfectly sessionable. I WWWWISH!