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


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RATINGS: 4413   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (849) - - JUL 13, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 Limpido color the discretamente effervescente, con un velo cremoso di schiuma beige chiaro piuttosto persistente. Aroma fresco ed erbaceo arricchito da sentori di spezie, mela verde e lieviti belgi. Gusto secco e amarognolo, maggiormente luppolato nel finale che presenta anche lievissime note tostate. Corpo medio-lieve, struttura setosa ed effervescenza vivace la rendono una birra rinfrescante perfetta per ogni stagione; abv non percepibile, complessa ma beverina. Birra dal carattere variabile, bevuta pi volte offre sempre qualche sfumatura differente, in ogni caso memorabile!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
commonshawn (1133) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle in Ghent with commonmac, samuelito, willyp, and rosskyle. Light copper with thick white head. Yeasty funky spiced aroma. Spicy and heavy carbonation mouthfeel. Slightly murky. Taste is slightly hopped citrus on top of the heavy base of yeast. Well done across the board. A classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
silencifobic (16) - Sabadell, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2017
Compared tasting (2017 and 2012) at Olut, Sabadell. The older has darker colour and persistent white head. The older has a vinegarish, lambic aroma. The young has a long bitter finish and has sweeter aroma. The old one has increased carbonation, sparkling-like very small bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrW (582) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle with friends at home. Maybe this one didnt go to well in our tasting round, or it had aged too long for my taste. Poured misty amber gold with a large head. Aroma had hay, fruity, leather? Taste was spicy, citrus, something off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ludos68 (44) - - FEB 17, 2017
Birra storica, complessa, unica. Di quelle birre che si amano o si odiano, non esistono altre vie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pleispleis (42) - Maccagno, ITALY - FEB 17, 2017
bottiglia 33 cl, premetto che giovane, ne prover una un p pi matura. Schiuma media grana beige molto persistente, colore ambrata, al naso lieviti note fruttate albicocca spezie, in bocca complessa non so descrivere, carbonatazione decisa, di leggero corpo con amaro che svanisce subito, secca nel finale. Un mito!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PowY (435) - AUSTRIA - FEB 16, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a long lasting huge frothy white head. The aroma is mild, a little yeasty, leathery and rather hoppy for this style with citric fruits. Medium body with a fizzy carbonation medium bitterness. The flavor is lightly malty (pale malt) with a decent hop presence and a light fruitiness (oranges); bitter finish. Absolutely not what I expected, yet a decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArtificialCyst (878) - Szczecin, POLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle at The Office some time ago. Aroma: Funk, fruit, hay, spice. Appearance: Golden and hazy body, nice high head. Taste: Very funky, some herbal notes, fruit, phenols, medium biterness. Palate: Dry finish, low body, high carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popiela (710) - Pozna, POLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Butelka 0,33l. Obfita piana, delikatnie zamglony bursztyn. W aromacie bardzo przyjemnie, pomarańcza, gruszka, siano. W smaku owocowe, nadal gruszka, nadal siano, goryczka umiarkowana, nieco alkoholowa. Nasycenie wysokie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonGregorio (156) - POLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle (less than half a year old). Unclear amber colour, large rocky white head with great duration and lacing. Aroma is yeasty, hoppy, fruity with notes of citrus, pear, spices, flowers, light funk. Taste is light sweet, light to medium bitter, fruity (pear, apple), floral, spicy, citrusy. Medium body, lively carbonation (a bit overcarbonated). Great, but not in its prime yet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ghostbeer (173) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Very hoppy and very dry. Very yeasty with an almost barnyard aroma and character. Quite effervescent. Glad I tried it.

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