Habanero (3853) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours deep golden with an average off-white head. Aroma of yeast, fung, grass and citrusy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and pleasant bitter. Light bodied, watery to oily texture. A nice and crisp brew. 🌟🌟🌟
DavidBe (71) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ik vind dit echt een bijzonder verrijkend bier, heb er uiteindelijk vierhonderd kilometer moeten voor rijden maar het was het zeker waard.
Je proeft echt een groot verschil met de normale orval.
Bijzonder verfrissend en smaakvol biertje. Stevige dorstlesser, heel jammer dat dit bier niet in de reguliere handel te verkrijgen is.
Andy_ (1032) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle
Slightly hazy orange beer with enormous off-white head. Aroma has funky saddleish brett, appleish Belgian yeast and toffeey sweetness with slight cherry. Flavor is herbal and yeasty. Palate is thin with high carbonation. Finish has quite mild bitterness. Aftertaste has apple, funky brett, herbal hops and cherry. Refreshing, close to the original Orval but thinner. Not much sediment, a bit hazier, a bit tamed aroma and a bit more yeasty flavor.
JStax (4633) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pour at the source. Pours a hazy copper color with a big white head of foam. The aroma is pretty floral and a little herbal. The taste is softly bitter with a grassy finish. Lighter body and medium to high carbonation.
Zlotta (1490) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33 l bottle from FIRMA BIER. Hopefully it is not just a fake with the label being removed from the regular one. Minimally hazy, golden amber with a huge, foamy, very slowly diminishing, white head. Funky aroma of lemon, fermented apples, white grapes and a bit of gooseberry. Weak, sourish taste of lemon, fermented apples, white grapes and gooseberry. Short, dry and a little watery finish with slight hop bitterness and a bit of iron as well. Thin body and a bit watery, fizzy mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Not easily distinguishable from the regular Orval if you do not compare them at the same time. But to be honest, this one is just a shadow if its older brother as it is quite weak in aroma and taste and nothing more than a nice thirst quencher. There is no need to drink it regularly and thus to distribute it outside the holy halls. And no, that bottle was not just a fake.
Fin (9281) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased from Kraddel at the bar he works at in Antwerp early 2014, consumed at home. Easter Monday 6th April 2015 Drinking this alongside a regular but very fresh standard Orval, looks wise they are startlingly similar, both are a hazy orange moving to brown with a slight glow and a handsome puffy, swiftly departing head. If I had of had this as a standalone Orval I have to confess that my suspicions may not have easily been aroused, it’s very similar in taste, it’s a great beer, but having the luxury to compare you realise it is a little thinner in the mouth, a little less sweet and not as malty (not that the original is that malty btw) I rather like this version, interestingly I’d had this before but never got round to rating it. A7 A5 T7 P3 Ov15 3.7
hackobock (3209) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 3, 2015. Bottle at home, received as a gift, thanks!
Cloudy dark orange with a small dense creamy off.white head, Aroma is lots of barnyard, stable, earth, citrus and passionfruitfruity. Taste is light tart, light sweet fruity and earthy, taste is a bit more diluted compared to the regular one, light bodied with average carbonation.
huineman (561) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden honey coloured. Very cloudy. Thick ivory head.
Intense aromas of honey, orange, passion fruit, peach, yeast and cake. Much easier than its older sibling (Orval), less secondary than it. It actually smells like a mix between a regular Orval and an american IPA.
Dry, pungent and sizzling. Fresh and bitterish. Medium-lasting. Nice, but not as interesting as Orval.
TET (2488) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beautiful, orangebrown beer with a dense, big and beige head. Aroma has lots of green apples and sourness, some bananas, other fruits also, lether and earthyness. Taste is quite sour, green apples, spices, fruits, dry lether, strong herbs in the end. Medium bodied, strong and smooth carbonation. The great beer wtih lots of same notes as in the normal Orval. Complex and enjoyable, very tastefull.
Csouye (57) - OLNE, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little sister, but a great one! You can drink her till the end of the life!