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100
style
Brewed by Brasserie dOrval
Style: Belgian Ale
Florenville - Villers-d.-Orval, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mezr (124) - California, USA - APR 8, 2017
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Lots going on with the aroma. Fruity, malts, yeast, spices. Hazy, but beautiful copper color with a huge off-white head. Great lacing on the glass. Medium bitter and medium body. Dry bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rider0nTheStorm (28) - Ablis, FRANCE - APR 7, 2017
Mousse persistante et abondante, peu de bulles, un gout trs singulier, une bire plutt lgre pour une belge, une bonne amertume assez longue en note finale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3399) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with white head. Funky, hay, caramel aromas. Dry, funky, mild caramel flavors. Good stuff, doesnt feel like 7%

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaver23ph (292) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 6, 2017
UPDATED: APR 6, 2017 Bottle.A little hazy pale gold-orange,extremely thick and quite stable but not too pretty,off-white head,some lacing.Aroma bretty,horse blanket,some white fruits,spices,peppery,a hint of malts. Taste rather thin,dry,slightly sour,peppery,a little mealy,carbonation high,tingling, bitterness high,spicy,tannic,slightly stalky.Aftertaste peppery,fruity,spices,hints of coriander. Quite weird and quite interesting.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phagelund (170) - DENMARK - APR 5, 2017
A Orval from 2016. Golden and a bit muddy with white foam with lots of air bubbles. Lots of flowers in the aroma togeather with yeast and malt. Fresh in the taste with lots of carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros IX (302) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2017
A fantastic aroma of hops, malt and very strong yeast enveloped me when I openend the bottle and started the gentle pour. Lots of carbonation, a good head and a murky appearance. The flavour was spicy - definite coriander - hops and yeast and an element of thirst quenching from the sourness. The carbonation reduced as I finished the glass. Its nice, but not my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
knight65 (51) - Dordrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2017
Donker bier met hoppige ambersmaak en enige citrusfruitextracten. Alcoholpercentage lijkt zwaarder dan het is.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stupre (295) - Nanterre, FRANCE - APR 2, 2017
33cl botte purchased @ So bire. Nez fruit tout en crales. Robe orange avec une grosse mousse blanche. Attaque assez sche mais crmeuse. Lgre astringence avec une pointe damertume.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nonshaugen (591) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 1, 2017
33 cl, bottle conditioned, brewed October 2016. Old friend revisited. Hazy, dark reddish amber, medium off-white head, lively carbonation. Aromas of a fruit garden straight out of the bottle, fantastic!! Mouthfeel is fizzy and dry. Flavours of red berries, dark berries, citrus, alcohol and a bit of toffee caramel at the end. Wonderful beer from Orval.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grumpelmies (290) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 1, 2017
Bottle. Hazy orange. Huge head. Aroma of citrus fruits, honey, bananas, hops. Taste is belgian yeast and citrus fruits (mostly grapefruit, also some orange and lemon). Sour, dry, delicious. Strong carbonation. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Great. I preferably drink it rather fresh (~ 3 months old), as it gets older it gets even more dry and develops some kind of horseblanket/urine-aroma. Still delicious though.


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