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


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RATINGS: 4468   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danielecamo (839) - - FEB 7, 2013
Si presenta piuttosto velata, aroma ricco di floreale, spezie e lievito. In bocca dapprima caramello, poi amaro erbaceo e floreale, secco e prolungato.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
explosivedog (912) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy brown with good head. Pear, liquorice, almonds, lemon juice, earthy, white balsamic, cloves, cinnamon, some pepper, cherry, raspberry, and oh my God, that heavenly long sweet marzipan finish. Its fruity but dry, earthy but light, bitter yet the finish so sweet, complex but not even a little overpowering. This beer really should be described in a haiku, rather than this rambling nonsense. Delicate but deep. A flavour rollercoaster. Oh yum, marzipan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MasDen (342) - Mogilev, BELARUS - MAY 17, 2017
Aroma: toffee, apple, sour, hops. Appearance: brown, haze with small head. Taste: banana, caramel, toffee. Palate: medium bodied, medium carbonation, long dry bitterness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vilkans (12) - POLAND - MAY 17, 2017
A trappist beer fit for contemplation as well as daily usage. It pours hazy gold, with a very big head, unfortunately full of very large bubbles that quickly dissolve. Not very appetising. You can feel the wild yeast in the aroma, as well as some hops. Taste consist of malts, yeast flavours that remind me of ripe sweet fruit, and these funky "rural" notes. its a little tart, which makes it very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (524) - - MAY 11, 2017
Aromas of laffy taffy, bananas, white grapes, and crusted bread. Taste is banana, white grapes, crusted bread. As it warms the flavor shifts to a stronger champagne grape, bread, yeast, banana and taffy, and black pepper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ironcontra (112) - POLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Still feeling ambivalent abt this one, prolly need a few more tries. Dry take on belgian ale, ridiculous amounts of head, murky dark orange, I like the brett funk thats coming through there, just a bit understated in my opinion, but Imma rube

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (509) - - APR 29, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a hazy reddish color with a huge, off-white head and lacing. The aroma is yeast, banana, spice, and other fruit. The taste is banana, spice, bread, and berries. The beer was nicely balanced with sweetness and slight hop bitterness. This is a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidezdonz (466) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - APR 27, 2017
A 330ml bottle, bottled on 3rd February 2016, best before 3rd February 2021, and poured into a Chimay goblet. It was a clear copper colour with an almost two finger white head that had great retention and left nice sticky lacing. Aromas of very fruity berries, grape, apple and pear with hints of coriander and brett. Tastes of a nice gentle fruitiness, berries, grape, bubblegum and plum with a light tartness, light peppery spice, brett, funk and a hint of banana. Dry-ish, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall a very nice and very well balanced beer, and a must buy beer in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (2533) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
Bottle shared at Dans. Pours pale brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, hops, yeast and fruit. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
moldovan9807 (161) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2017
The aroma is sweet with notes of fruit,yeast, orange, and other spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of orange, fruit, yeast, cinnamon, and other spices. It ends on a nice bitterness combined with an acidic note. An unique beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kamilinho (164) - Toruń, POLAND - APR 21, 2017
barnyard, peach,fruits,citrus, golden, cloudy, rocky head, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, fizzy, bitter,

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