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

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RATINGS: 4321   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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3.8
GhostS (516) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 27, 2017
Aromă slabă, liniștită, note acrișoare, puțin spre drojdii sălbatice (dar n-ajunge acolo), malț ușor înăcrit și drojdii sălbatice (dar nu-i lambic, își respectă distanța), ușor murături de roșii verzi, mult malț, drojdii, ceva ieburi/frunze murate. Gust foarte ușor, malț puțin înăcrit, puțin borș de tărâțe, ușoară dulceață de malț de grâu, puține drojdii din murături. Cred că de aici pornește un Orval, astea-i sunt ”originile”. Un început de lambic și o bere belgiană ”stranie”. Foarte bună.

4
basjansen14 (454) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2017
I have had this quite some times, but never actually rated it. Orange/Golden coloured ale with a soapy but big white head. The bottle I drank was bottled in July 2015. Had this bottle aging in my cellar. Aroma: brett, malty and some sweetness. Taste: malty, brett, horse blanket, some sweetness and its quite dry. A classic beer that I like to drink now and then with some food.

3.7
MMJL (441) - Gliwice, POLAND - SEP 23, 2017
Po otwarciu butelki gashing - piwo nalewa się jako sama piana. Piwo jest klarowne, bursztynowe, piana bardzo wysoka, biała sztywna koronkująca ale luźna. W zapachu już z butelki silnie uderzają Brety. Aromat jest intensywny, koński z nutą goździków i karmelu i majeranku. W smaku nie aż tak wytrawne jak się spodziewałem - karmelowe, intensywnie rumowe, z wyraźną ziołowością i całkiem niezłą goryczką. Jest bardzo lekkie i pijalne jak na tę zawartość alkoholu - może nawet wręcz cienkie - ale to nie jest tu wadą.

4
higgsbison (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Extremely Effervescent. Strong Belgian yeast sour notes. Very dry. Notes of pepper. More Hoppy then most Trappist/Abbeys. In fact it was different in character and any other Trappist/Abby I've had yet. Not my favorite Belgium but very good. Second tasting; I knocked it down from a 4.5 to a 4. A bit too astringent for my taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
wilde_joost59 (289) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle at home of this famous beer. First: nice shaped bottle of course. Cloudy orange color, big beige head, looks good. Something special in the taste, difficult to describe, but is a good special....taste also stronger than the abv (6,2%).

3.6
Porcellini (65) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 19, 2017
Color dorado casi ámbar, mucha espuma, de poca duración. Carbonatación alta. Muchísimo cuerpo para la graduación que tiene, nada de presencia de alcohol. Final amargo. Muy recomendable.

3.6
loscovar (723) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - SEP 17, 2017
Many bottles over the years. dark orange color, nice huge head. Complex beer, easty, hoppy, fruits, leather, many opposite taste. Well made. I tasted many times but i don't get to like it.

3.7
MatusBeer (784) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 12, 2017
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with stable white head off. Aroma of funky yeasts, sweet. Taste is semidry, yeasts, caramelized sugar, some fruits. Nice

3.9
tonyferrari (33) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2017
0.33 l bottle. Light hazy orange-amber colour. Thick but low-lasting off-white foam. Dominant fruity (yellow-orange fruits) aroma, with a light herbal note. Light malty flavour. Low bitterness. Dry ending and medium-high carbonation make the 6.2% Abv seem higher. A complex, interesting and sophisticated beer.

4.4
DavidSvinth (270) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2017 Kompleks aroma med både karakter, frugt og brett. I munden har den stor fylde, en smule syre og balanceret bitterhed.


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