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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 4346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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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3.3
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Pours a cloudy orange with an off-white head. Light, uninteresting floral aroma. Flavor is lightly hoppy, citrus with a pronounced spice (cinnamon). The beer seemed a bit flat, and the flavors just didn’t mesh. Plalate is fizzy with a dry finish. Overall, this is one of my least favorite trappist brews.

4.3
darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2008
12 oz bottle, served lightly chilled and poured into the widest mouth glass I could find (no trappist glass but hey). Pours a light cloudy orange with a big puffy white head. Smells of citrus with hints of banana, spice and yeast. The taste is intense and complex but lighter than most belgians I’ve tried. Lots of fruit, citrus but also notes of cheese and spice. The finish is extremely dry and slightly bitter which is very welcome in this style. A fantastic beer.

4.5
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 8, 2008
Egy igazi különlegesség ez a sör!Érdekes "zavaros" opálos színű kemény habbal rendelkező főzet.Már az első kortyra érezni hogy mennyire komlós!Ezt szeretem!Enyhén savas és könnyű testű ital.Egyik kedvencem!

4.2
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2009 Bouteille de 33 cl en forme d’une petite quille. Arômes complexes de houblon floral ainsi que de levure. Robe orangée, belle effervescence qui crée une mousse abondante. Très vivante en bouche, le houblon étant très présent. Il s’agit d’une bière originale alliant une levure typiquement belge à un houblonnage important rappelant les bières anglaises ou américaines. Excellent!

3.8
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Cloudy caramel. Flowery. This is a trappist for pansies like me. Goes down easy and only kicks in during the aftertaste. Not necessarily a GOOD tasting beer but the flavors are interesting. Really not as fruity as stronger trappist beers Ive had. This is a good intro trappist for those who are trying to get into the style. As far as being a beer it is good. However not really a tasty beverage.

3.9
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Bottle. Pours a cloudy effervescent yellowish orange with a billowing stack of fluffy white cloudy head. Lacing is like cotton and won’t budge. Aromas of banana, plum, clove, and some distinct smoky qualities are present. Definitely gotta swirl it around to get all she can offer. Flavor is always great and unique. Artisan cheese, wood, hair, clove, squash. Bananas and cloves are present but not nearly as impacting as I expected from the nose. Smooth as velvet, spicy finish. Highly drinkable. One of the more enjoyable and unique Trappist beers you’ll stumble across.

4.4
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Orange with an exploding bubble bath head, likes of which I have never seen. Like walking into a flower shop, with slight citrus and metals. Cool bitter flavor that reflects the metals I detected. Immaculate finish. Only a couple of trappists have this one beat.

4
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2008
This is interesting and enjoyable. It is light amber with a very huge light tan had that is long-lasting and leaves some pretty good lace. The aroma is sweet grain, a little fruity, with hints of alcohol, lemon, honey and caramel, and sluightly meaty It has similarities to a good malt-liquor aroma. The taste is sweet at first, with an odd, but enjoyable and intriguing quality of fruit and pine sap with a light herbal bitterness coming through. After a softish, sweetish start, it has a crisp finish with a taste of grain, toast, herbs and pine sap. It also has a faint smoeky quality and a hint of sourness. It’s tasty and intriguing, but has a dry, refreshing lightness to it as well.

3.3
Wim (4240) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2010 licht amber coloured body with a huches sparkling white head a spicy hoppy yeasty fruity aroma a spicy hoppy yeasty fruity herby bitter taste with a herby alcholic bitter finish

3.2
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2008 Pours a cloudy amber, with a gorgeous foamy head. Sweet aroma with a little spice to it. The taste is sweet bread and intensely dry finish that lingers for a looonggg time. I immensely disliked this beer when i first had it a few months ago, but actually am enjoying it now.


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