Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2004
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2004 Hazy orange color, heavy ashtray aroma, light weak taste, light watery body, light dry finish. Orval with water in it.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber, low creamy head.
In the flavor I mostly get light oranges -
Mhh couldn’t really enjoy this one.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin hazy brown, with a great spicy aroma. The taste is a bit weak, almost like a watered down Orval.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity barnyard yeasty nose, that distinctive Orval spiciness. Orange-dark amber clear, with thin off-white lacing head. Thin body with light-medium carbonation. Starts dry, wiyh light hops and spiciness. Low alcohol is apparent. Low malts, light hops, though the taste itself is very dry. Very simple beer. No match for regular Orval. Good taste, though, just weak.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dull orangey-copper, no real head. Perfumey, hoppy, bretty aroma. Light body. Hints of perfume, hop. Shades of its bigger brother, but that’s still not bad. Still, not enough malt to keep things going.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Orange coloured. Clear. White head. Aroma is light spiced and malty. Flavour is watered down, perfumed and light spiced. Not that good I think, but still some vague hint of the flavours you find in the real Orval. As someone said. It’s like drinking Ramlösa Citrus.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, golden red with a frothy, off-white head. Extremely light aroma that is very hard to detect. Very yeasty with a bit of fruity malt, light spicing and average hops. White pepper and clove are mixed with mild oranges, lemon grass, doughy biscuits and fresh, plant-like hops. The fruit and spices work well together; however, the palate is extremely thin. The flavor is fairly good, just not strong enough to satisfy my American palate. While definitely not my favorite of the Trappist small beers, it could be far worse. As I said with the Westmalle Extra, I’d definitely drink it more often in the appropriate situations.
Ungstrup (28232) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is primarily of yeast with notes of coriander. It pours hazy amber with a beutiful lasting off-white head. The flavor is very spicy with notes of coriander, yeast, cloves, wood, hops, and hints of cinnamon.It is quite carbonated, so it runs sparkling over the tongue. The end is dry both from coriander and bitter hops. But the body is thin. The flavor is very complex for such a thin beer. This can definately be used as a thirst quencher after hours of praying. Thanks a lot to Jeppe (Bierkönig) for giving me this rare beer.
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange to copper in color. Traditional Orval rocky head. Subdued malt character and very thin in body. Literally watered down version of Orval.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2004
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a foamy head on a clear orange body. Aroma is mild fruity and hoppy - nice and delicious. Flavor is extremely thin and watery (much thinner than the other Trappist table beers!) with notes of fruit, hops and citrus. Definately too thin!