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


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RATINGS: 4477   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eisnoton (20) - Athens, - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Hops, citrus and lemon athe taste, with beautyful aftertaste. Easy drinking but too complex aroma! Yes...It’s the aroma I loved.

carlom (57) - ITALY - JUL 16, 2017
Anno 2016. Colore giallo arancio, schiuma media persistente, elevata carbonazione, bolle piccole e medie. Sentori caramella, pelle di salame, aciditá evidente. Al palato malto, vaniglia, note fruttate. Corpo medio leggero, delicata sechezza,retrogusto leggermente amaro. Una birra particolare nel panorama trappista caratterizzata da un accenno di aciditá e da una amabile secchezza , da decifrare ma comunque interessante.

lily48 (2) - - JUL 14, 2017 does not count
For me, Orval is the best beer in the world (at least of all the many beers I have tasted). It is so unique amongst the Trappist beers. The bottle itself is a piece of art. It is not too strong, very tasty, perfectly bitter. Just impeccable. You can drink it room temperature (recommended) or cold. Excellent all year round, mid-day, afternoon, or evening. Best to drink Orval in its glass.

roruano (20) - Marília, BRAZIL - JUL 13, 2017
Aparência: Âmbar, levemente turva, espuma branca, densa, boa formação e persistente. Aroma: Floral, frutado, cítrico, capim, vegetal, couro, ácido, malte e condimentado. Sabor: Gosto ácido, frutado, cítrico, uva e maltado. Sensação: Corpo médio, textura seca, carbonatação ideal e álcool bom. Amargor: Leve.

surething_ii (365) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle. Aroma: Belgian yeast Look: hazy dark amber Taste: nice dry Belgian Overall: classic, you won’t make wrong choice by this one

Milter (940) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2017
En belgisk ale fra den absolut øverste hylde. Dejlig frisk øl, med tilpas bitterhed og fylde.

Keukeman (146) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2017 Bottled on 17/09/2014 which is almost 3years. 33l bottle in Herbeaumont Belgium. Poured a dark golden to copper beer. Offwhite frothy head which sticked to the glass. Nose is yeasty with hints of apple. Taste is sweet candy sugar and barley. Can also taste banana and rum? Alcohol is very present, though it is only 6.2% vol.

Koelschtrinker (20376) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 4, 2017
Hefiger, mild säuerlicher Antrunk. Trocken, holzige Noten, stark bitter, helle Malznoten. Wenig hopfig, zum Ende wässrig. 9/10/10/10/11/10

chucklemation (1680) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Bottle dated 17/07/2014. Pours a copper-brown with a very foamy white head. Aroma is funk, barnyard notes, and spicy yeast. Flavor is similar, a little earthy. Has lots of carbonation and a crisp body. Very good.

rollinsr (745) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 28, 2017
Pours slightly hazy gold with bountiful head. Aroma is of Belgian yeast and gingerbread. Flavor is smooth with lightly spiced banana and malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ciupakabra (124) - - JUN 25, 2017
Kolor: Pomarańczowy, mętny. Piana: W kolorze ecru, obfita, pęcherzyki od malutkich po duże, trwała i pięknie zdobiąca szkło. Zapach: Jabłka, cytrusy, nuty stajenne i typowe drożdżowe. Smak: W smaku przypomina trochę wytrawne białe wino z obecnymi nutami stajennymi i niską goryczką oraz lekko kwaśnym finiszem . Piwo jest mocno nasycone CO2, średnio treściwe.

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