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


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RATINGS: 4434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
In contrast to all the others, the Orval Trappist brewery makes only one beer for the general public. It has an intensely aromatic and dry character. Between the first and second fermentations there is also an additional dry-hopping process. Through this the beer acquires its pronounced hoppy aroma and extra dry taste.
Bottled at 5.2% abv - can go up as high as 7.2%

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
19Oracolo78 (156) - ITALY - MAR 6, 2017
Birra di colore giallo dorato/ambrato. Schiuma cremosa e di media persistenza. Allolfatto sentori di prugna, spezie e zeste. Al palato corposa ed asciutta con note di frutta secca, spezie, zeste, zagara e malto. Nel finale piacevolmente amara. Una grande trappista perfetta con i formaggi

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lambister (512) - FINLAND - MAR 3, 2017
33cl bottle from local Alko, Viikki. An excellent product. This effort of brewing in its style reminds me of saying: Dont join an easy crowd. You wont grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform and achieve are high. Jim Rohn Nice unique brew with all the farmhouse hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Punkero (391) - FINLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle. Yeasty aroma. Awesome foam. Well, well, well. Yeast. Basement. Light. Sophisticated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlasticSoul (94) - - MAR 2, 2017
33 cl. bottle at P-Cube, Trezzo sullAdda. Cloudy dark orange/light copper colored with a frothy off-white head. Yeasty and slightly funky aroma, sour fruits. Taste is again slightly funky and soursweet. Almost no bitterness. Lively carbonation with medium body and creamy texture. A pleasant finish: somewhat sour, a bit funky and dry. This is indeed a very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RobeerBumA (5) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2017 does not count
If i were to give a Beer novice a Beer that would show Her/Him exactly what a Beer should look,smell and taste like, then this beer would be it.It is perfect in my opinion.Perfect appearance,aroma,flavour.Its own iconic character.Perfect with the Cheese.No excess sugers,perfect attenuation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samtzu (320) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a murky gold with lots off offwhite/slight brown head. Intense nose which has notes similar to Ginger Ale. The same Ginger Ale flavour comes throguh again in the taste with high carbonation and a slight zing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patersoi (162) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2017
Pours cloudy bronze in colour. Mine had a crazy aggressive head. Upfront confronting bitterness, quickly moderated by caramel malty sweetness but only to the point of balancing off the bitterness. Creamy finish includes that bitterness but again all balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pallleon (270) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 24, 2017
Narancssrgs szn, szp nagy fehr hab. Citrusos, narancsos illat. Mzes, karamelles, des zzel indt. Aztn hosszan lecsengő utzben mr a koml keserűsge dominl. Egsz nap el tudnm kortyolgatni.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
derA (78) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Oh Orval, what can there be said that hasnt been said before? You are a steady rock in the ever increasing swell of "craft beer". You have been here before almost all other beers I know and like. You will probably still be here once the craft beer bubble bursts and the number of breweries decreases again and I love you for that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biir (1137) - Berlin, - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle at Herman - Slightly hazy golden color with a nice off-white head. taste is a bit yeasty, hoppy, slightly fruity. malty. very well balanced. very nice to drink. Good.

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