mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the cafe near the abbey. Clear copper color. Effervescent. Decent head although not nearly as large as the head on regular Orval given similar pours. Very mild aroma. A touch of hops in the nose. No real discernible brett aroma--I’m not sure if they use brett in the Petite Orval. Small malt aroma and flavor. Very nice subdued beer. Good medium mouthfeel. I could drink this beer all night. Remarkable flavor and complexity for such a small beer.
ElManana (1889) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ’A l’Ange Gardien. More bitter, hoppy, less thick, maybe even drier than the original. Decent but give me a regular one any day over this one.
SimplySike (1394) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with white head.
Aroma orange, fruity, yeast.
Taste fresh bitter, some sour and sweets.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SVD (1436) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass at a l’ange gardien. Hazy orange beer medium head. Aroma is yeast, nutty. Taste is the same some hops. Not bad but prefer the "normal" one.
Klimaet (1861) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Notes of pale fruits, yeast, floral, light hoppy.
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml unlabelled bottle at Mikkeller Bar, Aarhus. Brown color, large white head. Aroma and flavour very much like the ordinary Orval, with "farmhouse" and "spicy" notes, distinct hops. It is quite impressive that so much flavour can be put into a beer of this moderate ABV.
zinneke (205) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ l’ange gardien. Amazing aroma, very herbal, grassy, light brett, peach marmelade, cereal and yeast. Taste is fruity with very bitter finish. Amazing beer, reminded me of a hoppy barrel aged beer, very light sourness and very hoppy.
josanguapo (1100) - SPAIN - JUN 2, 2016
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From trade with BenBreeg. In Teku glass. Playing Tomb Raider 2015. Lots of foam although not gushing. Very acid in nose. Less acid in mouth but still not a thing I can enjoy. Wont miss they dont bottle it anymore
20107589 (722) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pour pale with a small white head. aroma, lots of brett, light fruity aroma. taste light bitter very tart, lively carbonation i would say it is mutch like the orignial!
BelgiskOlklub (1047) - Viby J, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mikkellerbar, Aarhus. Hazy light golden body and a white rocky head. Nice hop aroma of pine and grass. Medium sweet and bitter and light acid. Light body.
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller, Aarhus. Clear orange with a big off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty, bretty and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic. Dry, moderate bitter and light acidic finish. 070416