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


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RATINGS: 4413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoddamnNoise (92) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2017
33cl. bottle @ Home. Aroma: quite intense aromas of cider, apple, spices. Hints of citrus, orange peel, malts, yeast. Appearance: deep and pretty amber-orange color with super huge and super creamy rocky slightly off-white head and extra high retention. Medium-to-high Brussels lacing. Hazy beer. Taste: low sweetness, low-to-medium bitterness, low sourness. Flavors of cider, malts, spices, citrus, grapefruit, yeast. Palate: light-to-medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, quite long dry bitter finish with an acidic touch with flavors of cider, malts, spices, orange peel, yeast. Overall: excellent appearance, foam thickness and retention. Good aromas of cider, spices, citrus. Good flavors of cider, malts, spices, grapefruit, citrus, yeast. Probably the best foam retention and thickness Ive ever seen on a beer, simply amazing. Very different and complex beer, but very well balanced and pleasant. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mozbee (12) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle from SAQ. Im disappointing by that one. My sample had a bad taste which doesnt seem to be representative for that one. Bottled on March 29, 2016, could it be an effect from the transport and/or storage? I dont know at this point. To my surprise, Orval brewery considered this beer to be best before 2021. Just be aware that they dont seem to be all equal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreenCat (73) - SLOVENIA - DEC 31, 2016
0,33l bottle. Pours hazy orange with big rocky off white head that stays forever in proper trappist glass. Aroma is full of spices - clove and coriander, but also some malt, yeast and floral hop notes, some light banana and orange. This bottle was quite fresh, as the beer gets older it picks up barnyard funk. Light sweetness is complimented by quite high bitterness. Body is medium, texture slick, carbonation is average. Finish is long, dry with mild bitterness. Not the most typical trappist, but a great one nevertheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lex27 (12) - SPAIN - DEC 31, 2016
Cerveza belga espectacular, de mis preferidas del estilo, imprescindible para los amantes de la cerveza.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (244) - Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Aromas seem dominated by the yeast - earthy, leather, leaves, horse blanket aromas. Hops may provide some resin and malts a little bread, but the yeast seems to be the story. Color is a cloudy orange with a huge white head. Taste is very dry with average bitterness. Body is medium; carbonation is average and there is a very dry mouthfeel. The finish is fairly long with the dry leather, horse blanket aromas. Overall a different and interesting beer, the aroma profile is fairly unique and the dryness is also. Stylistically not my favorite but definitely interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafael52 (1190) - Łdź, POLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Kolor: bursztynowy, zamglony.
Piana: obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, syczy, ale dość trwała.
Zapach: trochę aromatu dzikich drożdży, wyraźny armat przyprawowy, korzenny, lekko fenolowy.
Smak: lekka pełnia, dość wytrawne, wyraźne nuty dzikich drożdży, a także przyprawowy, korzenny, fenolowy, wyraźna goryczka, przyprawowa.
Wysycenie: w wierunku wysokiego.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
matzou (152) - SPAIN - DEC 29, 2016
A: not picking up much aroma beside light citrus. A: murky brow 1finger white head fading quickly T: not much P: O: badly stored beer?!!?!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pdoorr (95) - - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle 33 cl Pours hazy orange with a big white persistent head. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste is pineapple and refreshing sourness with a long subtle bitterness in the aftertaste. Light body with.medium to high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle. several times tasted, young to older bottles. almost great. fresh or mature. dry hopped belgian trappist, what else?

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