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

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RATINGS: 4300   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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3.9
xavras (44) - - JUL 29, 2017
Pite w Antwerpii w Kulminatorze. Pilem piwo 11-letnie z 2006 roku, wiec na pewno rózni sie od wersji tegorocznej. W aromacie mocne owoce, przede wszystkim banan. Wyglad pomaranczowawy, metny. Piwo lekko kwaskowate. Calkiem dobre, choc bardzo specyficzne.

4.1
rodsquad (302) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle from Fountainhall Wines. Pours a clear dense caramel orangey brown with a fluffy candy floss-like head. Aromas of sweet toffee-candy floss, a warm sweet spice, candied orange and nutmeg. The flavours feel like a lovely light caramel soda with a gentle warmth from the traditional spicy Belgian character. It has a medium body with a very high fizzy carbonation. It leaves a slick sheen on the lips. Another Belgian classic that looks heavy but deceives. It’s like a warm spicy cola with heaps of sparkle and fantastically refreshing.

3.8
KevinReddirt (209) - Midland, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2017
I purchased the 330 cl bottle the first time I ever I saw one. Thank you in advance Market Street. Highly regarded I know, let us see if it lives it up to the hype. Chilled but not cold it goes into my ABGB tulip glass. Poured too fast it gives a really frothy head. The nose delivers cane sugar, yellow raisin, a hint of spice maybe ginger. I take a sip, much drier than I expect, apricot, apple, slightly sweet, more grain tilt than other Belgians, not so involving. A little let down after the anticipation, what else can I say. Nothing but that I am glad for the experience.

4.1
dutchdarthvader (318) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2017 Fles @ Little Delirium, Amsterdam. Fijn schuimend biertje met witte schuimkraag die lichtjes mee kleurt met het donker gele kleur van het biertje. Wat verder vooral troebel is. Kortom veel koolzuur. Ruikt fruitig en lichtjes naar bananen. Smaakt gewoon zacht bloemig/fruitig en subtiel naar de eerder genoemde banaan en beetje licht zurig. Wat verras dat er nog meer fruit soorten aan te pas zijn gekomen. Iets van citroen misschien zure appel? Uiteindelijk eindigt het met een gemiddelde bitter op het eind. Nu heb ik me laten vertellen dat Orval alleen maar beter wordt als het rijpt. Dus ga nu maar een voorraadje aanleggen en kom hier over een paar jaar op terug.

4.5
Westy1130 (108) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2017
I’ve been procrastinating in trying this for years now. Finally picked it up after seeing users: "fonefan" and "yespr" both giving it a perfect rating. Pours a golden copper; aroma/taste: Belgian yeast, dates, plums, citrus and tropical fruits. Crisp dry finish.

5
brew81 () - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 This ranked as my second favourite beer in Belgium, behind the Westy 12. Age it in the cellar for 2+ years and it is nothing short of amazing.

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mariusi (34) - ROMANIA - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 Sour, not very drinkable, very overated, does not really taste like beer. Followed the temperature guidelines.

3.6
KraftowyJakup (423) - POLAND - JUL 21, 2017
Ocena przepisana z notatek, w ramach uzupelnienia profilu na RateBeer. Mocno drozdzowe, przyprawowe, troche owoców (morela, gruszka), troche slodu i karmel.

3.9
beskid (254) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2017
Hazy orange with large head. Aroma of citrus, spices. HIgh carbonation. Taste is funky, lots of spices, oranges, herbs. Quite dry. Pretty complex.

3.7
Maits (560) - ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2017
Little cloudy orange beer with white and thick head. Aroma is sour fruity, yeasty. Taste is nice sweet sugar and yeast, apple. Medium body. Nice beer with good dry finish.


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