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


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RATINGS: 4486   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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BiereLuc (1275) - 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!

ciupakabra (100) - - 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.

Lobster15 (62) - - JUN 23, 2017
33ml Bottle at a bar. Didn’t see the age of the batch though. Just starting to discover and enjoy this classic masterpiece.

ciocanelu (2464) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 23, 2017
1 year old bottle. Hazy orange color with creamy beige head with very good persistence. Aroma has really nice floral notes, hay and some light barnyard funk. Taste follows, really floral with nice yeast notes but it doesn’t get cloying at all, really easy drinking and somehow fresh in spite of the medium body. Smooth mouthfeel, no alcohol. Finishes with a good amount of earthy bitterness. Overall it’s a really well made and somehow unique beer which deserves its praise.

IHC (50) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 20, 2017
orange color.. mostly floral, slight toasty malt.. very soft with dry finish

LazyPyro (1126) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2017
330ml bottle, 6.2%, 5 months old. Hazy amber colour with a two-finger off-white head. Aroma: dried fruits, apple, yeast, hops. Taste: dried fruits, tart apple, spices, yeast, herbal, quite rich and complex, finish is bitter. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Really nice.

rafax (295) - POLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle. Dark golden to copper, little bit hazy with huge, frothy, white and very solid head and good lacing. Medium aromas of dried frutis with significant farmhouse notes. Very dry but not watery, little bit sour with light bitterness in the finish. Extremely drinkable!

Johnsense (1630) - - JUN 16, 2017
Have had many in my time. surprised I didn’t tick it until now. Depp gold pour, Larger head that leaves a lasting ring. Yeasty aroma, fruity, musty, soapy, light spices. Fruity up front, yeast, spicy, floral. Heavier body, lively carbonation. A classic.

AntonyWilson (349) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 15, 2017
330ml Bottle: Pours a clear light copper with large frothy white head. Fruity aroma with a slightly sour note. Flavours of caramel, sour cherry and breadcrust. Medium to high bitterness, high carbonation and medium bodied. Overall an amazing beer. Crisp and clean with an incredible complexity.

NiklasT (33) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2017
Apperance brown/red, slightly hazy. Aroma has some yeastines and caramel without much sweetness. Taste similar balance. Dry end, spicy and more bitterness than most belgian beers. Nothing else quite like this. Well done!

SloaneRanger (18) - - JUN 11, 2017
Kuparin värinen lasissa. Tuoksussa appelsiinin kuorta, vähän ruohoa ja belgialaista hiivaa. Maku on hieman greippinen ja yrttinen. Lopussa katkeruutta, mutta ei liikaa, vaan maku on tasapainoinen. Omassa lajissaan maistuva olut, tulee mieleen kesä ja ruohon leikkaaminen.

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