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


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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle. Amber color, hazy. White pepper, leather, citrus and floral hops in the complex aroma. Thin, but also an amazingly compelx flavor for such a light beer. White pepper, citrus, floral hops, nutmeg. Bretty notes. World class!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2653) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2013
Glass, at Brasserie d’Orval, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: light clouded amber beer, nice stable off white head. NOSE: fruity, watery, green hops, grass. TASTE: bitter, watery, bitter, hoppy aftertaste, Hallertau? In general, decent, but watered down Orval IMO

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (7452) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2013
Bottled at the Leiderkerke Beer Festival. Cloudy amber-orange with a tall, fine head. Funky Orval nose (1-2 years or so I suppose), grassy, citrus hop, brett, caramel. Just a bit fainter than the regular, but look and nose is about the same. Light body and flavor, but good brett character and hop bitterness. Light, crisp citrus, grass, funk. Excellent. Obviously properly aged. Even more so than the Chimay Doree, the ultimate session beer?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thanatosti (1131) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
Vacation 2013 @ Virton, Belgium. 25 cl. glass on tap @ A l’Ange Gardien. Hazy amber with a white head. Floral aroma. Slightly more yeasty and less hoppy than the regular Orval but still a great beer. I could drink this all day long but regrettably we had to go after 3 glasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LomYst (620) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2013
Karnemelk-like malts, light hops, less sweetness, less body, some more sourness, lighter, more watery (more refreshing!) A lighter Orval, but lacking some of the Orval character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jabbeloo (100) - Denderbelle, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2013
Orval van het vat op 6 aug. 2013 geproefd in A l'Ange Gardien. Mooi amber bier met vaste stevige schuimkraag blijvend op her bier. Mooi frisse moutig bittere aanzet. En lange bitterheid die zacht en lang blijft in de mond. Een bier voor de echte bier liefhebber. ---Rated By the Belleketels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenclansman (888) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUL 17, 2013
Tasted at the Orval cafe next to the Orval Abbey. I was waiting for a long time to have it. It is not as nice as the heavenly regular Orval, but just the fact that you have it on draft in an amazing place, it makes it perfect. Its less bitter and more yeasty than the normal one, with a soft aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2778) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle at DHVL. 2009 vintage. Clear light copper liquid with medium to big off-white head. Aroma of light barnyard, bread, mint, light grain, light fruity funk and lemon peel. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of light barnyard and bread. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really very similar to Orval, but lighter. The name is very fitting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1518) - PORTUGAL - APR 28, 2013
À l?Ange Guardien, outside the Abby. Although Orval still is one of my favorite beers this was a disappointment. Although good, this beer tastes a little of mould and it is watery. Less flavour than the normal ale one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
On tap at A l’Ange Gardien outside of the Orval monastery. Pours a cloudy burnt orange colored body with an inch thick, dense, creamy and foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is lightly sweetened, grainy malts with touches of caramel, a light yeasty note, some fruit, and a bit of a musty brett funk. Flavor is similar. A bit funky throughout with a light fruitiness and a grainy, lightly sweetened bready malt. Finishes clean and dry with a light-medium bitterness and a slight funk. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium-light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer that I’m very happy to try. A lighter and more simplistic version of Orval, but flavorful and balanced with a light funk. Good one.

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