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


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RATINGS: 4323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiereLuc (1276) - Montréal, Quebec, - FEB 15, 2013
Yeux : Opaque et orangée, comme un coucher de soleil derrière d’épais nuage (ici les nuages sont représentés par une mousse épaisse et crémeuse). C’est poétique, mais c’est vrai! Nez : La perception est difficile. Arôme fruité et légèrement floral. On sent déjà le houblon. Quand trop d’odeurs agréables se mélangent, on se contente de dire : ça sent bon! Bouche : Alors là, c’est vraiment amer. Mais comme l’amertume est un goût qui s’apprend (un peu comme pour les olives), quand on aime c’est pour toujours. On garde le palais imprégné de houblon plusieurs minutes après la dernière gorgée. La bière est relativement forte, mais tellement goûteuse qu’on oublie l’alcool dans une mer de saveurs. Gorge : La sensation sèche initiée en bouche s’allonge en beauté en arrière-goût. Et dire que Molson Dry se vante d’être sans arrière-goût… Je vous jure qu’avec la Orval, on ne s’en passerait pas! Verdict : Difficile de faire mieux dans le genre. La Orval se laisse boire. Voilà une bière qu’on achète une à la fois pour un moment de dégustation unique. Bret Power!

tomandoaltura (337) - - NOV 21, 2017
Cerveza belga de gran aroma y sabor con notas tenuemente cítricas y moderadamente especiadas.

vikingbeer67 (6) - sao paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
Its a good beer , but considered its breeding as a Belgian Trappist beer its only pretty average good.

AaronIPAAPA (290) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 18, 2017
warka z 09.11.16. Delikatnie przegazowane, piana bardzo wysoka. Bardzo złożony aromat. Jest taka delikatna stajenność, zarówno w aromacie jak i smaku. Piwo zdecydowanie wytrawne, ściągające. Delikatnie kwaśne. Wysoko wysycone. Bardzo dobre.

biilz (207) - SPAIN - NOV 17, 2017
Аромат не совсем приятный, цитрусы слегка кислые. Пена из достаточно крупных пузырей довольно быстро спадает. На вкус пиво цитрусовое, с нехилой такой кислинкой. Также присутствует средняя травянистая горчинка. Алкоголь не чувствуется. В целом неплохо, но от самого рейтинкого Бельгийского пива, ожидал большего.

eugeniu7 (1) - - NOV 17, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 Bottle 330 ml. White foam, orange color, a bit sour with apple and citrus flavor, bitter aftertaste, one of the best I’ve ever had. Truly a masterpiece!

samsomuk (202) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2017 Bottled 27/04/2016. Pours clear orange amber with a large, loose frothy white head. The aroma has farmyard funk, it’s fruity, malty, spicy, yeasty, light hops. The taste is wonderfully complex - fruity, malty, yeasty, spicy, bready, light grassiness. Medium bodied, generous frothy carb. Dry, funky, fruity finish. Rightly a classic. It’s not a beer I’ve always enjoyed but I’m definitely growing to appreciate its wonderful nuances now.

Tide (4353) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle from Alko. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, toffee, ripe fruits, a bit of hops, toast and earthy notes. Bitter finish with citrus, toffee, ripe fruits, toast, earthy notes and grass. Excellent Belgian ale.

JuanFlk80 (348) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2017
Botella en Tercer Tiempo Tienda (Santander) Aroma fresco con toque lupulado, suave, facil de beber, afrutada.

Beerberella (4) - FRANCE - NOV 5, 2017 does not count
A weird one. As per the commercial description "In contrast to all others....". I guess you love it or you're flummoxed. I never thought I'd say this about a beer but there's a distinct hint of thai fish sauce in the aroma! The fish on the bottle was a warning. Apparently it pays homage to the legend of Orval. Let's face it, the taste does too.

kevinmeilinger (1) - - NOV 4, 2017 does not count
Rich golden in color and phenomenal in taste and on the nose. Hoppy with a sweet aftertaste - think IPA crushed with a candied Weiss beer. Pure drinkability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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