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

bottled
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RATINGS: 4275   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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4.4
   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


3.7
coil (71) - - AUG 19, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2017 330ml bottle from The Grumpy Goat, Reading. Dark amber colour with large off-white head. Peach, vinous fruits, sour fruits, some bitter hops, some blue cheese notes, herbs, pear, some black pepper, citrus, yeast, golden raisin, barnyard funk, spices, banana bread, mixture of sour, bitter and sweet notes with high carbonation and a dry finish. Super unique.

3.6
Ronritter (786) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2017
bottle golden pour large white head very carbonated taste is clove, light fruit and grass

5
Mattseward (14) - - AUG 16, 2017
Great civic I I icohcicicoyfixuxitcixjgxkgdiyfufifiditsitskgsutstu via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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

3.8
Benters (14) - 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 (612) - 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.


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