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


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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
Orval, Belgium Bottled - no label Orange colour with white head Fresh - orange and carbon-acidity Nice bitterness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (2747) - 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 % !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Light amber, effervescent with a puffy cream head, moderate lacing. Light medicine and dusty yeast, bit of grass and hop in the nose along with some peppery dough. Flavor is dry, dusty, doughy, bit more grain and hop, faint yeast shooting in and out. Creamy from start to finish, this is great stuff, reminiscent of the regular, and while less compelling or refined, itís uniquely dry and light in its own regard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vipinvelp (2453) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2014
Opaque golden orange yellow with thick lasting, lacing off-white foam head. Aroma is mixture of hop and sweet fruity tones. Taste is perfect, understand why the monks want this for themselves. Bitter, but not too much. Very nice beer. (LíAnge Gardien 201404)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerohen (2044) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2006
Bottled at the cafe close to the monastery. Cloudy orange golden coloured, big head. Yeasty and fruity, hop-bitterness. Of course everyone is comparing this one to the írealí Orval, which has a flavour quite similar. This one closely resembles its bigger brother, although in finish the difference becomes really obvious. Nevertheless, this very easy to drink beer with only 3.5% ABV is marvellously complex and probably the best low alcohol beer i know.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1564) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (441) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2014
On tap, 33cL. @Ange_Gardien, near the Abbaye. I drank this beer before : light, sour, disappointing. But NOW thatís something totally different ! The receipe changed (the waiter confirmed me this!) Color is brown on top, orange at the bottom. Creamy off-white head with a good persistence. Beautiful ! Poured chilled. Fruity aroma (citrus), herbs, a bit acid and smoky. Delicious. First sweet then medium dry bitter with a sharp sour note. Medium body, thin texture, fizzy carbonation, dry finish with a sour note. Overall, the taste triangle of Orval is definitely there (sweet/bitter/sour) with a delicious fruity/herbal aroma. This Petit Orval looks more like her famous big sister : more fruity, less complex in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2003
Light amber color; generous creamy head, incredible lace.
The classic Orval aroma, hoppy, herbal, almost spicy.
Weak body strength; less bitter and dry than <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ShowBeer.asp?BeerID=1 Dorťe, but much better hop character, difficult to describe as it is unique, easy to define as it is Orval !!.
Absolutely drinkable; wonderful style, I love it. Thanks Jacob.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (10659) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2510) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2005
At Ange Gardien next to the Abbey: Great deep orange color with hints of red with a small rocky layer of a head. - Yep like itís brother. Nose is intense and hoppy - just like it*s brother. Alos hoppy and spicey, but it lacks the borthersí bitterness. But come on people - think about it 3,5% and there is soooo much in it - this is true brewing art! This is the beautiful petit homebrew of God!

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