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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (5348) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2008
ambrata buona schiuma non abbondante ma persistente sentori di luppolo lieve fruttato in bocca leggera anche se non ha un corpo scarno il luppolo fa da padrone sembra una bitter

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (2633) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2008
Amazing. Bottle, 33 cl. Saterday 02.08.’08 on terras @ l’Angen Gardien close to the Abbey. Hazy amber-orange color, good off-white head. Aroma yeasty, fruity, hops. Medium body. Taste is very low differnce to the Orval from 6.2 %. Nevertheless, this very easy to drink beer with only 3.5% ABV is marvellously complex. For me the best beer with only 3,5 % !

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4639) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle @ Auberge de l’Ange Gardien, rated according to tasting notes from last year. Clear amber/orange colour, white head. Aroma of bread, yeast, some malts and some floral notes. Flavour is like it’s big brother, but with less body, a bit watery, and a bit more pronounced bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle 33cl.
Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lancing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. After so long time looking for this beer i manage to get it and it was a bit of disappointment, because it was just a very watery - thinner version off big brother the normal orval not thing else ! (240508)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
Clear amber with medium white fluffy head. Brett aroma with fruity notes. Dry flavor with brett, fruits, hops and a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2008
Amber coloured beer with some light carbonation and a large white head. Fresh hoppy floral aroma. Full palate, light creamy. Finish is fullmalty, hoppy with some bitter notes. Huge pallet for only a 3.5% one. Very good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wim (2734) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2008
clear light amber coloured body with a white head a fruity ( citrus) hoppy aroma a sweet herby bitter taste with a bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2202) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2008
Clear amber coloured bere with medium white head and few carbonation. Hoppy aroma Full palate. Finish is herby.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
Orval, Belgium Bottled - no label Orange colour with white head Fresh - orange and carbon-acidity Nice bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Unmarked 33cL bottle at L’Ange Gardien on 9/12/06. Pours just as beautifully as it’s big brother, big pillow foam atop a nice amber colored beer, retention is average and the lacing is world class. Very much reminds me of Orval turned down to 7 (instead of it’s usual 11), still has all the trademarks, subtle hoppiness, nice tartness, perfect maltiness all just slightly muted. A bit drier maybe and surprisingly nowhere near as light in palate as I was expecting for a 3.5% beer.


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