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


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RATINGS: 4434   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Head seems to last an eternity. Big yeast and lemon aroma - perhaps the best yeast scent I have come across yet. Well balanced Brettiness, sharp lemon citrus, and breadiness in the flavor. Glad I finally got a bottle of this legendary brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
architb (5) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - MAR 20, 2017 does not count
Une bire trappiste lgre, un bel quilibre de houblon et de levure. Et pour couronner, une de mes bouteilles prfres, avec un design unique.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mmmeinike (42) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2017
Flot orange farve med elegant hvidt luftigt skum. Citrusfrugt, kardemomme, koriander og gr noter i duften. Smagen har den helt rette kombination af sdme , syrlighed og bitterhed. Perfekt l. .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidf93 (63) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 13, 2017
Citrus orange peel notes. Soft mellow bitter taste. Nice orange like colour. Elegant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JamesChamp (16) - Canada, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2017 Lovely Belgian beer. Lots of complexity in the beer. Purchased single bottle 330ml from LCBO. My bottle says 6.9% tho. As mentioned in description the ABV can range up to 7.2%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thejackpacker (253) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle from beer hawk. Well, it is certainly an interesting beer. It combines strong sour flavours with sweet, with bitter. It is supposedly only 6.2% but is probably more (definitely feels it), have to drink it like a wine. Red wine, sour raspberry. At times felt this was stunning, at others i wanted to like it but just found it confused. Hmmm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Olo13 (160) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2017
Fantastyczne piwo, świetny aromat brettw, dziki, trochę owocowy, nieco ziołowości chmielowej. W smaku rwnież petarda. Wytrawne, solidnie wysycone, dzikie, owocowe, chmielowe. Niby proste piwo, bez żadnych ekstremw, ale fantastyczne.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
backland (19) - ITALY - MAR 8, 2017
Birra di colore ambrato chiaro, corposa ma al tempo stesso molto facile da bere. Aroma e gusto molto particolare rispetto al suo genere, forse anche grazie alla luppolatura a freddo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
buki (156) - Otwock, POLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Aromat: Trawa, ziemia, woda mineralna. trochę dzikości, pomarańcze, cytrusy.
Wygląd: Złocisty i delikatny kolor. Piana wysoka, drobna, ładnie obklejająca. Szybko opada
Smak: Białe wino, białe winogrona, trawa, ziemia, nalewka ziołowa, pomarańcze, cytryna, woda z saturatora (naprawdę nie mam lepszego porwnania :)).
Odczucie w ustach: sporo gazu, jak na belga ok. Goryczka duża, trawiasto-ziołowa, przyjemna, średnio zalegająca. Alkoholu całkowity brak, aż musiałem sprawdzać czy przypadkiem nie kupiłem czegoś innego! :D. Bardzo orzeźwiające, lekkie i sprężyste. Gładkie i smukłe.
Oglnie: Sztandarowy belg. Legenda tego piwa nie bierze się znikąd. Warto sprbować, tym bardziej, że chodzi u nas w cenie regularnych piw (~13PLN).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sven1973 (373) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2017
Flasche in einem Restaurant in Brssel. Goldener Krper. Aroma Hefe, Hopfen, fruchtig. Geschmack vielschichtig leicht bitter am Anfang, verschiedene Frchte (dezent), wrzig

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilman (199) - Taverny, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2017
This is without a doubt a good beer if you like hops and bitterness. Not necessary my cup of tea ( or beer if you prefer) to begin with, as I usually prefer stronger Abbey or Trappist ones, still, its obviously a pleasant one with a strong character. Quite a lot of bitterness at first, then much smoother in mouth. The end was way more pleasant to me. If you like IPA beers or classic Belgian ones, youll surely like this one a lot. APPROVED BY TAVERNYS BLACK METAL CREW!

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