EvNa (609) - Ede, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2018 OxfordBeer (19) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2oz bottle to Orval trappist glass, bottled 6/10/2011. Tasted at 52 degrees F. Pours hazy orange with high carbonation. Nice off white head about an inch in the orval glass leaving laces as it slowly fades. Nose is oranges, citrus, fruity pineapple, some sourness, not as assertive of a nose as i expected. Medium bodied. Mouthfeel is full of carbonaton foaming on the palate. Not too bitter but very sour with a fruity pineapple long dry finish. Every aspect of this beer is complex with flavors and aromas that are new to me; hard to identify, but very enjoyable. Very impressed and i have been waiting to try orval for sometime now!
Bottle. Color: Clear amber, nice thick long lasting white head. Taste: Pretty dry, starting a bit malty with a fast incoming good amount of hopbitterness and clearly notes of the orval bretty yeast, with some peppery and lightly yellow fruit hints. Medium body, below average carbonation. Dry bittery palate at finish. Nice one. malibrat (95) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 16, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Ovo pivo će te naći na svim relevantnim listama najboljih Belgijskih piva. Ali sad ću napisati nešto šta nije samo moje mišljenje. Ovo pivo neće legnuti svakome ! Aroma je OK , karamela i vinski prizvuk. Ali okus ..hmm , za moj gušt tu su spojili okuse koji meni ne pašu jedni sa drugima a najviše me smeta ta 'kiselina'. To je jedino Belgijsko 'veliko' pivo u kojem se nisam našao. Ali ne bih htio obeshrabriti one koji ovo čitaju a nisu ga probali ! Dapače , obavezno ga probajte ! Nadam se da ćete se naći u tom Belgian Aleu broj jedan na Rate Beeru ! P. S. Ustvari ne volim kisele Belgijske Aleove ! I ako hoću popiti nešto kvalitetno kiselo iz Belgije onda ću popiti Rodenbach ! ...e to je brate mili kiselooo :) Hrc_Cro (632) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 16, 2018
0.33l bottle. Cloudy orange color with huge white head. Every time I poured it it has risen high again. TBT basement aromas, yeast, mix of herbs and fruits with even some cheese aroma. Taste is bitter, but there are like three kinds of bitterness that change over the time. Aftertaste is like smoked beer without the smokey part, woody, almost salty. RoJo28 (115) - - JAN 5, 2018
Fresh and fruity, with a strong, dignified palate. It’s a posh person trying to stifle their enjoyment of a song, standing still and straight, with just the occasional tap of the foot.
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UPDATED: JAN 4, 2018 33cl from bottle at La Piel del Oso (Valladolid). Sour, fruity, with a subtle touch to licorice
rozsoma (1163) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - DEC 29, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2017 Úgy látszik meg mindig nem értem meg erre a sörre. Van egy olyan mellékíze amivel nem tudok megbarátkozni. Várok meg egy 15 évet, hátha... Rotin (1907) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 28, 2017
Bottle 0.33l. Lightly cloudy, gold amber colored. AROMA- yeast, funky, apple, pear, slight touch of caramel. FLAVOR- dry, nice bitter finish, fruity, apricot, wood, touch of pear, slight peppery undertones. Fuller bodied. Ascelja (1893) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 28, 2017
#1846vcsa (74) - - DEC 28, 2017
Bottle. Hazy, pale amber, high off-white head. Aroma of berries, honey, funky, leather, grapes, rowanberries. Taste is neutral to dry, tart, bitter finish. Rowanberries, hawthorn, berries, licorice, vanilla, honey, hips, hip tea, leather, interesting funky tones. Fuller body, high carbonation.
Appearance: Pours hazy orange-amber with a lasting rich frothy off-white head, with good lacing.
Aroma: Grass, herbs, brett, leather, citrus, grapefruit, hops and yeast.
Taste: Citric, malt, citrus, grapefruit, orange peels, hops and yeast. Decent brett with touch of mould, barnyard and cheesy funk, light sourness and moderate bitterness. Dry bitter sour bretty hoppy finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, oily, low carbonated.
16/20 Johnstledger8 (1409) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2017 Bottle. Pours an opaque deep hazy amber orange with a lasting thin bubbly off white head. Aroma is of stone fruit, citrus, orange, bread, biscuit, funky. Taste is of stone fruit, funky, citrus, melon, orange. Light oily mouthfeel, hard carbonation.