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

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Pours semi-transparent orange with a small off white head. Very similar to the regular. Nose bready, cloves, banana and some nice lemony earthy Brett in the mix. Tastes where it differs from the original. It's a nit no frills. Slightly bitter and a little sweet but just a little off. More bland. Mouthfeel is crisp and very clean, light body and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1389) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle at Abbaye - Hazy orange coloured, medium sized head. Orange and lemon in aroma along with wheat notes. Flavour is weaker than normal Orval but still pleasant enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bontus (632) - Flanders, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2012
Draught @ LíAnge Gardien, Orval. Pours amber orange dark golden, shiny beige head. Looks the same is regular Orval. Nose of dry noble hops, grass and herbs. Imo more hoparoma than regular Orval (the monks are just craving for a light IPA). Alcohol percentage 4,5% said the menu. Taste is primarily yeast/dough, with good carbonation, finish is bitter with a touch of sourness. It is a bit lighter than its big brother, but itís the perfect session ale, hands down.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2012
On tap @ Orval

Head: firm, white, slightly bubbly/creamy
Colour: orangy amber
Smell: slight hops, quite bitter something yeasty and a bit of grass
Taste: very nice overall bitter and refereshing flavour with hints of hops/grass and only a slight amount of malts. some zests in the finish and a flowery aftertaste, very nice ! at least i think so !

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1287) - BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2012
Nice little brother of Orval. More accesible than Orval. Nice bitterness, citrus and hops. But also a bit watery.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2808) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2012
Slightly hazy amber colour, firm off-white head. Aroma of hops, malty, light candy sugar, grass, yeast, citrus, lots of american hops. Bitter hoppy flavour, fresh malty sweet. Finish is bitter, hops, quite American hops.
Very fresh, almost ígreení in flavour and aroma. Itís lighter than regular Orval, but doesnít seem lacking the body. It was better than both the fresh and aged Orval at Ange Gardien, but it was also much fresher. This would definitely be my session beer of choice!
(Draught @ LíAnge Gardien, Orval)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
Pours a bright golden orange with a creamy pillowy off white head. Wonderful orval yeast, plastic and medicinal note, faint spice, juicy lemon and light lime note. Some citrusy orange hops in back. The taste has that somehow pleasant medicinal/plastic orval yeast, extremely unique, light spice to it and a well integrated citrus melody behind. Juicy lemon and light citrus with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Light body and very airy, very dry and gentle carbonation. Very complexy and extremely drinkable, awesome balance and so well integrated. Could drink 10!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle at DHVL. Clear amber - offwhite head. Nice bretty. Light oxidation. Fruity notes. Light soapy. Light bread notes. Light bitterness. Nice but at bit thin body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Draft at monastery cafe. Resinous hops on the nose with feint herbal notes. Pours a golden amber color with dense white head with thick lacing all through the glass as its consumed. Bitter earthy hops with herbal pine resin and grassy flavors followed by bready malts and just a hints of herbal Brett notes. Excellent beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
2009 bottle at DHVL. It pours clear amber, with a decent white head. The nose is hay, farmyard, wood, spicy yeast and a touch of caramel. The taste is farmyard, dough, hay, herbal, spice and a hint of citrus, with a dry finish. Light body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Really just a thinner, toned-down regular Orval.


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