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Brewed by Gengoulf
Style: Belgian Ale
Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
john_henry (124) - - SEP 13, 2013
This is brewed by a small brewery with a brew length of only 100L. The brewer still works in the lab at Orval, and uses the yeast from there for this brew. Along with the Orval yeast this beer utilises Citra hops. For me this is the most exciting Belgian beer being brewed at the moment. Perfect pairing between esentialy an Orval and Citra hops, very exciting. However, not for you hop heads, whilst there is a clear hop presents, were not talking massive, very well balanced. If you get chance to get your hands on this, snap them up.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
A 33cl bottle in De Bierboom, Brugge on 26th Nov 2016. Misty golden pour, none-stop gushing, white head: very lively indeed. Orval yeast used according to the bottle labelling. Hoppy, piney throughout, pity it was a gusher!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1401) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A yellow hazy opaque beer with a medium white foamy head ; good retention ; voluted bubbly. Fruits (citrus), herb, biscuit note. Medium dry bitter refreshing, light sweet. Medium body, thin silky texture, high carbonation, fruity yeasty finish. Overall, a good one !

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Swaroga (2151) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Sample. Hazy yellow/orange with a big head. Aroma is really bad with spicy and yeasty off notes. Taste is shallow, yeasty with a very short watery finish. Move along ...nothing to drink here.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syfher (356) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2016
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass, from the fridge. This beer is a nice, interresting discovery. It got a wit, blond taste for a beer with a deep blond color. Great hop taste, with a little more acid aftertaste. The aroma is pretty poor though. Try it !

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
erickok (5629) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2016
Hazy blond body, looks okay. Classical Belgian feel, lots of fruity yeast aromas. Simple taste, very simple hop and malt profile, light bitter. Not bad but hardly interesting no? (33cl bottle from Delhaize Florenville)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1539) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2016
Lekker aroma, een beetje bitter zoals het hoort. Schenkt mooi blond uit met een mooi schruimkraag. De smaak is net zoals de geur. Lekker met een beetje bitter

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
domienS (250) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2016
Pours a clear blond beer with a firm white head. Smells hoppy, bit of citrus, bit floral. Tastes bitter. Leaves a gently bitter palate. Bit of a yeasty flavor also. Okay beer, nothing amazing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9672) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
Slightly yellowish, whipped eggwhite-like stable head, lacey, over well-carbonationed orange-golden beer. Milky, lactic (not acid) nose, white candi sugar, lightly peppery aroma. Stable head keeps lots of hopbitterness concentrated. Quite dry, straw-like, dry grass-like flavours. Again white candi sugar; alcohol conspicuous for such a low ABV beer. Creamy texture, well-carbonated, bit empty palate in flavour/aftertaste. Not very exciting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ardeo (273) - Flmalle, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2015
Belle couleur, belle mousse persistante mais ce qui suit nest pas aussi agrable. Bire assez quelconque, amertume supportable et finale banale

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (9946) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie. Consumed at home Sunday 22nd November 2015 Hazy yolky gold with a billowing foamy white head. Spice on the nose and some yeastiness and a bit of cardboard. Soft carbonation in the mouth. Refreshing but a little bit thin, spicy, fruity and a bit plasticy. Ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov11 3.0


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