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

bottled
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RATINGS: 4272   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barroso2501 (66) - Brasilia, - APR 13, 2013
Bottle at 8C. Not very complex but nice aroma, color and head. I was expecting more, but still a great beer.


4.2
jari87 (17) - - AUG 14, 2017
Light volatile acidity, light noble hops, some brett funk and phenols. Very dry with high carbonation, with light fruit and noble hop notes.

3.8
rodenbachvintage (33) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2017
Zeer kruidige, lichte, droge trappist. een buitenstaander onder de Belgische trappisten.

3.8
Benters (10) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
Dark golden, cloudy beer with high carbonation. Complex aromas - sweet caramel, slightly vinous, slightly sour, slightly spicy, slightly funky. Taste matches this with sweet, fruity, citrus sweetness but kept in check by big hop presence for a Belgian beer. High carbonation makes this very refreshing and drinkable. Long dry finish. Very clearly a Belgian beer with its yeast character but hop presence is surprising. A great beer to pair with Iberico ham; complementing the sweetness of the meat and cutting through the saltiness.

4
Jabic (608) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Ar: Hay, dried malt, peach pits; a bit of barnyard, some herbal hops; chalk and leather. Ap: Copper and clear; massive mousse-like head, lasts forever, formed like rising dough. T: Peach and orange ring; hint of black pepper; clove, grass, and moss; spicy hay and a light smokiness; very little sweetness; bitterness is high, fairly clean, with a moss and herb flavor; the finish is smoke, black pepper, and peach skins. P: Medium-light body with very high carbonation; finish is very dry. O: Lives up to the legendary status; very complex yet quaffable; dry, phenolic, fruity, and funky all at once.

5
Barbarian (11) - - AUG 10, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2017 Excelente cerveja perfeita em todos os aspectos, ótimo corpo espuma abundante, perfeita, cerveja de guarda das melhores belgas.

4.2
MartyW (280) - DENMARK - AUG 9, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy orange/amber beer with a big lasting off-white head. Vinous aroma with notes of fruit, malt, yeast. Flavour the same ending on a slight yeasty, malty note with slight sourness. Slight alcohol warmth in the throat. A good, well balanced beer!

4
zizivan (13) - SLOVENIA - JUL 30, 2017
Pear, rotten fruit, spicy, light medicinal, a lot of carbonation and foam, light candy and some bitterness, a unique classic.

4
Samuel214 (1173) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2017
Flaska från SB, ca ett år gammal. Längesen jag drack Orval sist, och ännu inte rate:at. Är med andra ord på tiden. En tjusigt, lätt disig gyllenfärgad vätska med ett högt, fluffigt vitt skum. Fantastisk doft med äpple- och champagnetoner i förgrunden. Här finns även päron, gröna druvor, honung, en aning brett och snälla hötoner. Älskar doften! Kroppen är något lättare och åt det torrare hållet. Torr i smaken med en ganska tydligt beska och ett litet bett från bretten. Välhumlat med en del kryddighet och lite gräsiga/örtiga inslag. Bara lätt brödig och jästig och lite inslag av citruszest. Klassiker, ruskigt trevlig.

3.8
Nurmis (703) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2017
0,33l bottle. Pours hazy golden with quite big fluffy head. Spices, citrus, caramel malt. Sourness both at the start and finish. Bitterness only in finish. Really good.

3.9
xavras (31) - - JUL 29, 2017
Pite w Antwerpii w Kulminatorze. Pilem piwo 11-letnie z 2006 roku, wiec na pewno rózni sie od wersji tegorocznej. W aromacie mocne owoce, przede wszystkim banan. Wyglad pomaranczowawy, metny. Piwo lekko kwaskowate. Calkiem dobre, choc bardzo specyficzne.


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