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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4300   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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3.8
Jyrsa (899) - - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle from Alko, aged slightly over 6 months. Hazy medium brown with strong nature white head. Leaves, barnyard and basement aromas from the yeast. Malty with unspecific fruityness, leaves grass and herbs. Full body with slightly sticky palate. Somehow this always associates with fish food.

4.4
beermastersasho (124) - - SEP 3, 2017
One of the best trappist beers. Rich, aromatic, like session trappist beer. This exact alcohol abv 6.2 gives the great option for drinking it on winter and also on summer. Last version (newest) I think a not as good as the older versions. I hope these guys not to ruin the Orval art. Good beer for put in cellar to age.Very balanced in total.

4.7
djfreeart (27) - FRANCE - SEP 2, 2017
Couleur légèrement ambrée. Mousse onctueuse. Houblon très présent, amertume légère et belle longueur. Parfaite.

4.1
ardeo (508) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2017
Ce n'est pas la 1e fois que je bois de l'Orval mais c'est la 1e fois que je la d�guste pour un rating. Bouteille 33 cl du 15/07/2014 bue le 01/09/2017. Belle couleur cuivre, belle mousse beige abondante laissant des dentelles sur mon verre (pas un verre 'Orval' ;-(). Odeurs de levure amenant sur le fruit (prunes surtout, abricot, pomme), Bouche effervescente avec saveurs de fruit, de houblon Orval-brett, poivre. Final d'un bel amer (cela me rappelle quelque chose) avec beaucoup de persistance dans la bouche. Classique mais savoureux et ... j'en reboirai !

3.3
azzurro (371) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2017
I was looking forward to try this very popular one. I’m not sure what the big hype is about. It lacks the smoothness of the belgian ale, a bit too bitter for me for this category.

4.2
Schnabelhund (108) - TAIWAN - AUG 27, 2017
Orval pours hazy dark orange with a long-lived, creamy and beautiful off-white head. The nose is a complex interaction of notes of citrus, flowers, grass, spices, toasty bread and a little funk. The attack is a bit roastier than the nose would suggest and includes toasted white bread and biscuit notes up front, followed by bitter orange and floral notes with a hint of funky yeast on the smooth mid-palate that elegantly lets the solid, bone dry, gently bitter, and quite tannic finish take over. This brew sure is unique and very intriguing.

4
Beerwithwings (186) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2017 bottle at home. pour a slight red colour and has a slightly sourness. Has a slight cherry flavour going on. overall a great beer very drinkable.

3.3
sebsky (257) - ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2017
330 ml bottle,bb 19/04/2022. Dark amber with red tint,off white head. Aroma is vine fruits,light barnyard (which I hate) and not much more. Taste - sweetish,dry,lasting chalk finish. Disappointing.

4.7
kybo92 (114) - Zadar, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2017
Izvrsno pivo. Jedno od najboljih koje sam pio..............................

3.7
coil (123) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2017 330ml bottle from The Grumpy Goat, Reading. Dark amber colour with large off-white head. Peach, vinous fruits, sour fruits, some bitter hops, some blue cheese notes, herbs, pear, some black pepper, citrus, yeast, golden raisin, barnyard funk, spices, banana bread, mixture of sour, bitter and sweet notes with high carbonation and a dry finish. Super unique.


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