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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4321   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, - JUN 6, 2006
Hazy light orange colour. Yeasty, floral hop nose. Very appetising dry hoppy bitterness, and some nutty, malty undertones.


3.7
biilz (199) - SPAIN - NOV 17, 2017
Аромат не совсем приятный, цитрусы слегка кислые. Пена из достаточно крупных пузырей довольно быстро спадает. На вкус пиво цитрусовое, с нехилой такой кислинкой. Также присутствует средняя травянистая горчинка. Алкоголь не чувствуется. В целом неплохо, но от самого рейтинкого Бельгийского пива, ожидал большего.

5
eugeniu7 (0) - - NOV 17, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 Bottle 330 ml. White foam, orange color, a bit sour with apple and citrus flavor, bitter aftertaste, one of the best I’ve ever had. Truly a masterpiece!

4.3
samsomuk (191) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2017 Bottled 27/04/2016. Pours clear orange amber with a large, loose frothy white head. The aroma has farmyard funk, it’s fruity, malty, spicy, yeasty, light hops. The taste is wonderfully complex - fruity, malty, yeasty, spicy, bready, light grassiness. Medium bodied, generous frothy carb. Dry, funky, fruity finish. Rightly a classic. It’s not a beer I’ve always enjoyed but I’m definitely growing to appreciate its wonderful nuances now.

3.7
Tide (4320) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle from Alko. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, toffee, ripe fruits, a bit of hops, toast and earthy notes. Bitter finish with citrus, toffee, ripe fruits, toast, earthy notes and grass. Excellent Belgian ale.

3.6
JuanFlk80 (348) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2017
Botella en Tercer Tiempo Tienda (Santander) Aroma fresco con toque lupulado, suave, facil de beber, afrutada.

3.6
Beerberella (4) - FRANCE - NOV 5, 2017 does not count
A weird one. As per the commercial description "In contrast to all others....". I guess you love it or you're flummoxed. I never thought I'd say this about a beer but there's a distinct hint of thai fish sauce in the aroma! The fish on the bottle was a warning. Apparently it pays homage to the legend of Orval. Let's face it, the taste does too.

4.7
kevinmeilinger (1) - - NOV 4, 2017 does not count
Rich golden in color and phenomenal in taste and on the nose. Hoppy with a sweet aftertaste - think IPA crushed with a candied Weiss beer. Pure drinkability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
hauxe (927) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2017
From the 2015 bottle. Pours dark orange with a tall, foamy head. Aroma is cherry, citrus, spice .. tomato, kind of funky. Taste is mildly bitter/sour with a dryness that stays constant throughout. Smoke undertones. Chalky. Finishes tart with a hint of warmth. Body is medium with a pronounced carbonation. It’s pretty good and has a fair bit of complexity but I‘m not overwhelmed.

4
Ktwse (5451) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2017
When you realise after ~5000+ ratings that a beer you’ve used in tastings to trach people about beer is actually one you had never bothered to rate... Pours cloudy to hazy orange amber with tall white head. Aroma of herbs, spices, coriander, wheat, dried fruit. Taste is herbal, peppery, slightly funky finish with hop and fruit notes. Light and smooth body with average carbonation.

4.9
ShaughnDolèzal (16) - - OCT 31, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2017 beautiful head, overall awesome. great retention, nice mouthfeel, wonderful bouquet, tastes amazing. overall this is the best 'just beer-beer' imo. nice brett funk aroma's in the background


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