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

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RATINGS: 4483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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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4.2
hstreet (71) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 8, 2013
Great foamy head! Nose is spicy and sweet. Another quality solid trappist! Loved every mouthful of this one. Just the right tartness and punch! Way to go


4.2
IHC (10) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 20, 2017
orange color.. mostly floral, slight toasty malt.. very soft with dry finish

3.9
LazyPyro (1099) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2017
330ml bottle, 6.2%, 5 months old. Hazy amber colour with a two-finger off-white head. Aroma: dried fruits, apple, yeast, hops. Taste: dried fruits, tart apple, spices, yeast, herbal, quite rich and complex, finish is bitter. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Really nice.

3.9
rafax (290) - POLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle. Dark golden to copper, little bit hazy with huge, frothy, white and very solid head and good lacing. Medium aromas of dried frutis with significant farmhouse notes. Very dry but not watery, little bit sour with light bitterness in the finish. Extremely drinkable!

4
Johnsense (1624) - - JUN 16, 2017
Have had many in my time. surprised I didn’t tick it until now. Depp gold pour, Larger head that leaves a lasting ring. Yeasty aroma, fruity, musty, soapy, light spices. Fruity up front, yeast, spicy, floral. Heavier body, lively carbonation. A classic.

4.3
AntonyWilson (346) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 15, 2017
330ml Bottle: Pours a clear light copper with large frothy white head. Fruity aroma with a slightly sour note. Flavours of caramel, sour cherry and breadcrust. Medium to high bitterness, high carbonation and medium bodied. Overall an amazing beer. Crisp and clean with an incredible complexity.

4.1
NiklasT (31) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2017
Apperance brown/red, slightly hazy. Aroma has some yeastines and caramel without much sweetness. Taste similar balance. Dry end, spicy and more bitterness than most belgian beers. Nothing else quite like this. Well done!

3.7
SloaneRanger (14) - - JUN 11, 2017
Kuparin värinen lasissa. Tuoksussa appelsiinin kuorta, vähän ruohoa ja belgialaista hiivaa. Maku on hieman greippinen ja yrttinen. Lopussa katkeruutta, mutta ei liikaa, vaan maku on tasapainoinen. Omassa lajissaan maistuva olut, tulee mieleen kesä ja ruohon leikkaaminen.

3.6
NORSAND (102) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2017
(3 months old, bottled 03.02.2017) Lovely copper towards light bronze colour. Big, white head. Duft: Perfumed fruitiness, lemon, soapy, lavender. Funky notes of leather, old hay barn and dried hay. Pine tree hoppiness. With air the funk and the pine tree hoppiness become more pronounced and rather dominant. Very rich carbonation, quite soft, medium juiciness, fruity, funky, medium bitterness, between dry and slightly off-dry. Medium long, hoppy aftertaste. Interesting beer, different, developing in the glass.

3.6
vbaudry (139) - - JUN 9, 2017
Shy nose of a light belgian ale, yeast, sugar and malt. Medium body. Sharp attack with a yeasty twist, can’t put a name on it. Finish is dry and very green. Aromas are quite complex and not easy to name for me. Overall very nicely done and interesting, a bit shy/uneasy to my taste, complimented very nicely the strong maroiles we were having.

3.9
ZuidDrenthe (12) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2017
Really was something else than I expected from a trappist. When you tasted beers like La Trappe, Westmalle or Spencer, this beer comes in hard. You can describe it as a kind of crossbreed between a Palm and a English ale. Though, it is very well balanced and has nice bitter fruity spicy notes. Pretty dry beer. Although it’s not my type of beer, it is actually good.


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