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99
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: 4461   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Got a lot of yeast and some light fruit in the aroma.Pours a hazy copper with a large long lasting white head.Lots of yeast and a very musty flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a very carbonated yeasty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
benwa420 (47) - East Hampton, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2007
bottle. pours nice golden amber color. Very nice fresh fruit taste. well balanced smooth going down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2007
11.2oz bottle, 4.79. Aroma is sweet and medicine like. Notes are of orange, raisin, cherry candy, and a little smoke at the end. Pours a huge white, rocky, frothy head thats mostly diminishing. Body is a hazy medium amber. Flavor is moderately sweet and lightly acidic with an average finish. Palate is light to medium with a watery texture and fizzy carbonation. I could see people really liking this beer but it reminds me of a fizzy orange DayQuil.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6750) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2007
Hazy golden ale with a small head. Smells of ripe summer fruit. Full of flavour, sweet & sour, apricots, apples.. A classic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2007
RATING 100. This one is one of my favorites. It was between this and Yulesmith Winter for rating 100. Ive been drinking this since the days when I could walk to the moan and dove. This light trappist beer has a great sour funk that I found amazing as I was beginning to get into the trappist ales and cantillon lambics. The aroma is citrusy lemon and peppery. The mouthfeel is creamy and light at the same time. The flavs include citrus, barnyard funk, nuts, and slight pepper. The sour funk flavor is this medium bodied beer is what makes it so unique and amazing. The finish is buttery sweet with a touch of hops. The dry finish makes me want to buy a case of this excellent beer. Tonight I get to start working on 100 more with a Yulesmith Winter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle. Shaken up in its travel from Belgium to Alaska to my fridge in Panama. Tons of foam. Every thing about this is intense aroma and balance. Fruits and spice werent as strong as Id like, and have experienced in Belgian ales, but was there. Easy going, and I was sad that the bottle ended. I do think that there are better Belgian ales out there though...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (2037) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with huge fizzy white mostly lasting head. Fruity aroma. Spicy acidic flavor with a little saur finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Great aroma of light fruit, yeasty hops. Hazy golden yellow with somewhat blander flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2007
tried again after quite a while. very enjoyable. very big white head. hazy golden/yellow color. very yeasty aroma with a little spiciness. definatly dry mouthfeel. very good overall. great bottle

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
Bottle. I have had this several times in the past, but just tried again so I could finally rate. Pours a hazy golden/orange color with a sizable thick white head. Aroma is very yeasty, somewhat fruity and a little spice. Flavor is very mellow, a lot of yeast, some fruitiness. Very, very drinkable.


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