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

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RATINGS: 4353   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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tmdaines (195) - Stretford, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2017
A lovely Trappist beer. ABV seems relatively low and this aids the versatility of the beer. Not too rich, good aroma of dried fruit and toffee.

3.7
th60 () - - DEC 2, 2017
Out of the bottle came a hazy orange liquid with a frothy head. Strong aroma of unripe fruit and definitely some phenolic notes. Expecting my sweetish Trappist ale, I was taken by surprise by its dry, almost sour notes and noticeable bitterness. Not unlike a Saison I brewed some years ago during a hot spell in summer, so I assume fairly high fermentation temperature. A complex beer, not bad at all. I might still get to really like it, but it will certainly be an acquired taste.

3.6
adamnase (1038) - Kronoby, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2017
Bottle from Alko (ABV 6,9%). Pours dark orange coloured with an huge white head. Aroma is sour fruits and hops. high carbonation. Flavour is fruity, hint of strawberry and apples, with some citrus in there also. Dry finish

3.7
p0urmeac0ld0ne (499) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - NOV 27, 2017
Bizarre cutting cider taste, more like a sour beer than a Trappist (although officially Trappist). Easily the strangest tasting out of the Trappists that I have hunted down thus far, and I think I will need to try another few times to fully understand what is going on here. I guess Orval is kinda like the David Lynch of beers, if I could make such a lofty and preposterous statement. I look forward to returning to it and trying again. Bottle from the Old Nickel, Amsterdam.

3.7
defabant (76) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2017
Dal colore giallo tendente all'arancione, presenta una schiuma corposa e persistente. Aroma leggermente fruttato. Sapore molto particolare e originale, corposo con un retrogusto secco. Da riprovare.

4.3
deepdrinker (385) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2017 Great Trappist beer. Sampled many times from the bottle and it never fails.

3.8
ANZUShophunter (724) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2017
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours slightly murky apricot orange with billowing head that settled fairly quickly. Aroma is bready and earthy, there are tart notes in the taste that lend to the dry finish

4
tomandoaltura (363) - - NOV 21, 2017
Cerveza belga de gran aroma y sabor con notas tenuemente cítricas y moderadamente especiadas.

3.2
vikingbeer67 (9) - sao paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
Its a good beer , but considered its breeding as a Belgian Trappist beer its only pretty average good.

3.8
AaronIPAAPA (312) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 18, 2017
warka z 09.11.16. Delikatnie przegazowane, piana bardzo wysoka. Bardzo złożony aromat. Jest taka delikatna stajenność, zarówno w aromacie jak i smaku. Piwo zdecydowanie wytrawne, ściągające. Delikatnie kwaśne. Wysoko wysycone. Bardzo dobre.


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