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

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RATINGS: 4289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneakychi (77) - - OCT 17, 2013
9 months old bottle. Explosive head. Orange/golden color. Fruity/funky aroma. Bitter, some sweetness. Quite thin body, creeps slowly backwards in the mouth. Dry.


4.1
wilde_joost59 (219) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle at home of this famous beer. First: nice shaped bottle of course. Cloudy orange color, big beige head, looks good. Something special in the taste, difficult to describe, but is a good special....taste also stronger than the abv (6,2%).

3.6
Porcellini (46) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 19, 2017
Color dorado casi ámbar, mucha espuma, de poca duración. Carbonatación alta. Muchísimo cuerpo para la graduación que tiene, nada de presencia de alcohol. Final amargo. Muy recomendable.

3.6
loscovar (595) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - SEP 17, 2017
Many bottles over the years. dark orange color, nice huge head. Complex beer, easty, hoppy, fruits, leather, many opposite taste. Well made. I tasted many times but i don't get to like it.

3.7
MatusBeer (709) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 12, 2017
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with stable white head off. Aroma of funky yeasts, sweet. Taste is semidry, yeasts, caramelized sugar, some fruits. Nice

3.9
tonyferrari (33) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2017
0.33 l bottle. Light hazy orange-amber colour. Thick but low-lasting off-white foam. Dominant fruity (yellow-orange fruits) aroma, with a light herbal note. Light malty flavour. Low bitterness. Dry ending and medium-high carbonation make the 6.2% Abv seem higher. A complex, interesting and sophisticated beer.

4.4
DavidSvinth (147) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2017 Kompleks aroma med både karakter, frugt og brett. I munden har den stor fylde, en smule syre og balanceret bitterhed.

4.6
VueltaBirrista (127) - Murcia, SPAIN - SEP 4, 2017
Ale de color anaranjado con una capa de espuma blanquísima que retiene muy bien. Su aroma es complejo, afrutado y muy floral. En boca empieza con caramelo y pronto aparecen cítricos y especias. Muy rica. Su final puede ser lo que más chirríe de todo el conjunto: extra seco y un poquitín agrio, con una carga de levadura brutal.

3.8
Jyrsa (890) - - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle from Alko, aged slightly over 6 months. Hazy medium brown with strong nature white head. Leaves, barnyard and basement aromas from the yeast. Malty with unspecific fruityness, leaves grass and herbs. Full body with slightly sticky palate. Somehow this always associates with fish food.

4.4
beermastersasho (89) - - SEP 3, 2017
One of the best trappist beers. Rich, aromatic, like session trappist beer. This exact alcohol abv 6.2 gives the great option for drinking it on winter and also on summer. Last version (newest) I think a not as good as the older versions. I hope these guys not to ruin the Orval art. Good beer for put in cellar to age.Very balanced in total.

4.7
djfreeart (23) - FRANCE - SEP 2, 2017
Couleur légèrement ambrée. Mousse onctueuse. Houblon très présent, amertume légère et belle longueur. Parfaite.


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