Scrapersnbeer (1263) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some expected yeast funk, a lot of white grape, a touch of tart tangerines. Thick, murky orange look, nice residual head. Dry citrus and apple core taste, surprisingly bitter. Body is also dry and dusty. A real classic for yeasty blonds.
bhensonb (9869) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours golden amber with a frothy off-white head. Sharp brett aroma. Med body. Flavor is quite brett with a lot of pine/citrus. Really gets your attention. Finishes brett and hoppy bitter. Amazingly good ale.
sic1314 (2017) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a very lively murky light orange with a huge off white head. Aroma of sweet, heavy citrus, light malt. Medium to full body, flavour of heavy tropical fruit and caramel malt. Dry,bitter sweet end.
boFNjackson (3921) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured cloudy, burnt orange/amber with a thick forming, rocky, eggshe head. Nice retention. Mild brett along with light fruits, hay, and grassy earthiness. Dry yet full mouthfeel. Some detectable alcohol, bread-like gains, light fruits similarly citrus and faint apples too. Brett dryness and mild musky spice. Great tasting beer.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC 11.2oz ($3.65): Pours orange with a loose white head. Aroma is a nice slightly funky, aromatic yeast, with some fruitiness and champagne elements. Taste is lightly bitter, with a nice soft bite to it. Slightly sweet. Nice finish. Rather refreshing. I was expecting something way more boring from this, but it turned out to be a generally well-made Belgian ale.
note666 (1065) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 - 10 - 30 330ml bottle. light amber colour. big, off-white head. leather and spice in aroma. medium bitter taste.
Frovigalning (2526) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SBWF 2013. Lots of brett on the nose, farmhouse, horseblanket and stable. Fresh taste, herbal, grassy, stable and horseblanket. Probably the best Orval interpretation I’ve tried so far.
Countbeer (3687) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a taster:
Medium sized vast and sticky white foamy head on top of a clear orange amber colored beer.
Aromas of fruit, orange, tangerine, cheese, manure, chalk, mint, grains, herbs and honey.
Flavours of fruits like orange, prunes, apricot, bitter, yeast (a touch of brett), grains, malts, hops, light spicy, herbal and hay.
Aftertaste is fruity, yeast, malts, wood and hay.
Low carbo, soft creamy close to silky mouthfeel, very good medium to lightly fuller bodied and a creamy texture.
Very nice, balanced and tasty. I am happy!
HenrikSoegaard (9766) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy moderate yeasty aaroma. Flowery mostly lavender notes. Moderate bitter perfumed flavor. lavender again very present. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
77ships (3100) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle @ Gollem. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Sweet malt taste, light brett, caramel, bitter spices, bread, it is bitter but not really getting American hops, some sugar, earth, black pepper, light fruit, hay & some wood. Carb. is a touch lively. Not bad but I am not getting anything even remotely to Orval – maybe that is just me.