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


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RATINGS: 4386   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2803) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle at eulogy in PHL, not the first time tried, first time rated. Amber color, 2 finger slight off white head. Sweet nose, medium bodied. The monks have figured this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiwkoLiwko (50) - POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
W zapachu czerwona wiśnia i końska derka. Drobna, trwała piana. Bursztynowa barwa. Cierpki goryczkowy smak. Wysokie nasycenie . Dobra kompozycja. Alkohol niewyczuwalny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franckg (1386) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Verticale de bouteilles vieillies de 1 4 ans. Bouteille date du 14/03/2013, bue aprs 46 mois. Robe ambre fonce lgrement trouble surmonte dun pais col de de mousse blanc et rocailleux. Armes de levures sauvages, malt caramlis, sirop de poire, pche, sucre brun liquide, pomme fermente et citron poivr. En bouche, malt caramlis, levures sches, zeste dorange sch, citron sch, herbes sches. Saveurs trs brves, carbonatation fine et trop prsente. Texture lgre et corps mince. Ne semble pas avoir apprcie son sjour en cellier. 5-4-5-3-11

Bouteille date du 27/05/2014, bue aprs 32 mois. Mme robe. Armes sensiblement pareils la 2013 mais le cot ferment un peu moins prsent. Semble plus frache. En bouche, toujours ces saveurs brves et sches. Pas mal identique la prcdente mais un ct vieillot en moins. 6-4-5-3-12.

Bouteille date du 26/03/2015, bue aprs 22 mois. Mme robe mais un col de mousse plus pais. Armes de levures sauvages, citron et zeste dorange. Quelques pices, poivre, fruits du verger. Soupon dagrumes. En bouche, fruits du verger, levures sauvages, orange, citron. galement notes dpices dessert, poivre, herbes sches. Carbonatation moins envahissante. Nette amlioration. 7-4-6-4-14.

Bouteille date du 06/01/2016, bue aprs 12 mois. Mme robe, mme mousse. Armes qui ressemblent la 2015 avec un ct canne sucre en plus. En bouche, levures sauvages, poivre et zeste de citron. Un peu de pomme, clou de girofle. Saveurs brves. Forte carbonatation qui fait encore voluer la mousse dans la bouche. Texture paisse et mousseuse, corps mince. 7-4-6-3-13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toscanoigor (153) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - JAN 12, 2017
Cerveja acobreada, muito frisante, grande formao de espuma. Aroma bem complexo, frutado (banana, figos), "funky" e uma base de po, d pra ficar cheirando por uns bons minutos e descobrindo novas nuances. Sabor igualmente complexo, ctrico, com limo, banana e uma base de malte, que d lugar a acidez e leve azedo das Brettanomyces medida que evolui. Final amargo, adstringente, seco. timo corpo, efervescente, complexa, uma cerveja para qualquer ocasio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (571) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Butelka. Data butelkowania - 18.08.16 r. Barwa bursztynowa lekko zamglona. Piana wysoka, biała, ktra redukuje się wolno. Aromat intensywny owocowy ( gruszka, morela, jabłko?) bretty, kwiaty, łąka, drożdże. W smaku zdecydowanie więcej klimatw stajennych. Na drugim planie troszkę nut owocowych. Wysycenie średnie, punktowe. Goryczka średnia lekko zalegająca. Pojawia się gorzkie owoce.

Bardzo przyjemne piwo z klasykw ktre zdecydowanie warto polecić.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeorgePratt (37) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Aromas of lemon, malts and bread. Appearance is a dark cloudy amber with a small tan head. Exciting taste of bread and dough with a citrus finish. Really quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vsyrbu (30) - MOLDOVA - JAN 12, 2017
pleasant floral and citrus flavor with a light hop bitterness in the aftertaste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GemmeDeReve (36) - FRANCE - JAN 11, 2017
Bire ambre, pleine de mousse, lodeur particulire de lorval, pas besoin de la prsenter si la brasserie na fait quune seule sorte de bire cest quil ny avait pas besoin den faire dautre, je recommande

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonasRaakjaer (8) - - JAN 7, 2017 does not count
A really great trappist, that really touches almost all aspects of beer. Its bitter, sour, sweet and funky! And really refreshing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomHendriksen (205) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2017
Fles gedeeld door Benzai gedronken met Niels en Inoven. Het is een lekker bier met een goede hoppige smaak. Een beetje droge afdronk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnaudclement (1) - BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2017 does not count
Very floral and earthy aroma.Orange and hazy with generous white head. Equilibrated but soft taste with the bitter lightly dominant, dry. I wish I had more.

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