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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4438   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
This had a nice long lasting head of decent size.Color was a nice golden color.Aroma was quite strong of grass,hops.It tasted a bit sour and had a deep barly influence.Finish was dry and bitter.Good,but a bit too dry for me.will probably buy again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigHarryDeehl (3) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2006 does not count
Very interesting aroma, for a Belgian. Nice flavor profile for this yeast.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Chapter7 (7) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006 does not count
pours amber with a powerful cushiony head that never seems to go away. Mesmorizing floral aroma with notes of rose petal, lavender, nutmeg, and white pepper. Fizzy mouthfeel. Chalky, floral, and earthy tones combine with exotic hoppiness and finish dry and champagne like. Underneath lays restrained and balanced brettanomyces characteristics. A truly unique,exotic, and unmatchable beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sanmiguel (118) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Bottled. Had an excellent, citrus flavor with a sharp finish, like a radler. Strong carbonation makes this easy to drink. I was very impressed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2006
bottle. murky amber golden color. fruity aroma. very fruity and carpy. lots of yeast and spice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Pours gold, with big white billowing head that lasts. Strong aroma of yeast, souriness, and some hops. Tons of carbonatoin bring a dry souriness to the nose and palate. Residual bitterness a bit harsh, but the beer is a bit young.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2006
One of the Trappist beers with a good tast of hops and that makes it a nice beer for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwinch1 (6) - USA - AUG 7, 2006 does not count
Great flavor and good aroma. Full hop flavor and a wonderful finish. Golden color and light colored head that lasts longer than expected.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2006 nice aroma, fruity and malty, great flavor, sweet and a bit fruity and light hops, sour and lasting finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fonefan (47142) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2016
Bottle 330ml. @ home on the terrace.

[ Orval ].

[ This rating is to celebrate my 10 years on RB - again a beer I that always is in my cellar, a beer I realy enjoy to drink by it self or togetter with cheese, snacks or most food - for me a winner ;D ].
Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt. moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus - grapefruit. tart fruity - yeast, moderate to heavy yeasty, brett, leather, barmyard, framyard, fruity yeast. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160615]
10-5-10-5-20

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ Re-rate on Orval Appreciation Day 2011 ]. Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus - grapefruit, fruity, moderate to heavy yeasty, brett, light barnyard - leather. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. One of my all time favorit beers - alwas in the house ;O) [20110331]
9-4-9-4-18

Bottle 330ml.

Pours a golden orange color with a huge white head. This head does not go away! It is incredible! Aroma is fantastic, smelling grapefruit and citrus. Taste is similar to a hefeweizen, but a sweet version. Leaves a nice sweet taste at the finish. A little spice is in the flavor as well.
8-4-8-4-16


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