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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (4499) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
tasted the 08 and 09 vinbtage next to each other @ heeren van liedekerke both poured clear brownish, no real smell. 09 was a bit sweeter, 08 was more hoppy to me. both are rather wattery ( low alcohol beer) but had taste in a level that seemed fair for the 3,5 it is. carbonation isnt to much or to less.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (5036) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2012
2008 & 2009 Vintage flessen naast elkaar geproefd bij DHL. Karakteristieke Orval flessen zonder etiket, bedenkt met een respectabele laag van stof. De 2009 Vintage is aanzienlijk donkerder dan de 2008 – beide zijn de kleur van verbrande karamel / amber oranje met een zeer stabiele witte kraag. 2008 ruikt naar zoet fruit, kandij suiker, muffe kelder, kruidnagel en nog aanzienlijk wat naar floraal neigende hop. 2009 heeft een sterkere karamel geur maar eigenaardig zijn de vintage noten wat sterker, meer gras hop hier. 2008 smaakt fascinerend bitter hoppig, vooral floraal, lichte gras, karamel, zoete kelder, stof, boerderij, kandij sinasappel, sterk kruidig en floraal hoppig, verbazingwekend eigenlijk voor zowel het alcohol en de leeftijd wat de hop aanwezigheid betreft. 2009 is zoeter, karamel, kandij, nog wat suiker, floraal, meet gras, sterkere kelder noten en vooral wateriger nog eens. 2008 is beter bewaard, eveneens lichtjes waterig maar veel minder. Qua stijl en alles in aanmerking genomen dit is meer dan netjes. Leuk om dit eindelijk is eens geproefd te hebben. 2008 Vintage was mijn favoriete.

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 (1578) - 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 (676) - Flanders, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2012
Draught @ L’Ange 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 it’s 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 (1968) - Ghent, 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 (3570) - Baarle-Nassau, 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 ’green’ in flavour and aroma. It’s lighter than regular Orval, but doesn’t 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 @ L’Ange Gardien, Orval)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1660) - 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 (14290) - 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.


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