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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4410   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jabbeloo (100) - Denderbelle, - FEB 17, 2013
This is in my view the best Trappist on the world. Orval even looks good with a great foam head and a nice dark pale color. Great Strisselspalt nose and balanced taste with a long lasting hoppy aftertaste. The hard hop is more expressive in an Orval older than 6 months. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone By Belleketels


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ludos68 (44) - - FEB 17, 2017
Birra storica, complessa, unica. Di quelle birre che si amano o si odiano, non esistono altre vie.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pleispleis (42) - Maccagno, ITALY - FEB 17, 2017
bottiglia 33 cl, premetto che giovane, ne prover una un p pi matura. Schiuma media grana beige molto persistente, colore ambrata, al naso lieviti note fruttate albicocca spezie, in bocca complessa non so descrivere, carbonatazione decisa, di leggero corpo con amaro che svanisce subito, secca nel finale. Un mito!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PowY (431) - AUSTRIA - FEB 16, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a long lasting huge frothy white head. The aroma is mild, a little yeasty, leathery and rather hoppy for this style with citric fruits. Medium body with a fizzy carbonation medium bitterness. The flavor is lightly malty (pale malt) with a decent hop presence and a light fruitiness (oranges); bitter finish. Absolutely not what I expected, yet a decent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArtificialCyst (863) - Szczecin, POLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle at The Office some time ago. Aroma: Funk, fruit, hay, spice. Appearance: Golden and hazy body, nice high head. Taste: Very funky, some herbal notes, fruit, phenols, medium biterness. Palate: Dry finish, low body, high carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popiela (710) - Pozna, POLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Butelka 0,33l. Obfita piana, delikatnie zamglony bursztyn. W aromacie bardzo przyjemnie, pomarańcza, gruszka, siano. W smaku owocowe, nadal gruszka, nadal siano, goryczka umiarkowana, nieco alkoholowa. Nasycenie wysokie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonGregorio (155) - POLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle (less than half a year old). Unclear amber colour, large rocky white head with great duration and lacing. Aroma is yeasty, hoppy, fruity with notes of citrus, pear, spices, flowers, light funk. Taste is light sweet, light to medium bitter, fruity (pear, apple), floral, spicy, citrusy. Medium body, lively carbonation (a bit overcarbonated). Great, but not in its prime yet.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ghostbeer (173) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Very hoppy and very dry. Very yeasty with an almost barnyard aroma and character. Quite effervescent. Glad I tried it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john44 (2630) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle. Amber in colour. Dense fluffy head. Hoppy, yeasty, fruity nose. Intensely hoppy. Fruity (citrus-orange, grapefruit, apricot, apple). Spicy (lots of spices). Yeasty (earthy, musty). Underlying malty sweetness. Smooth. Nice hop/fruit/spice/malt balance. Nice medium bitter aftertaste. Lovely stuff. Terrific beer! (2008)

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tanel025 (48) - ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2017
Probably I got a bad batch. Bursted like champagne when opened. Not a good smell. Taste is kind of ok, some fruityness, some bitterness. Nothing special though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
m.mahu (155) - Iasi, ROMANIA - FEB 10, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2017 Bottle at home. Pours muddy orange, amber, with frothy head, lotsbof bubbles.Tastes like fruit, spices, citrus peel, sour notes, astringent, new leather taste. It is quite different, funky and unique. There is a mild, sweet-bitter spicyness to this beer. I like it, as it tastes like nothing I had before. Impressive.


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