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


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RATINGS: 4481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John_C (20) - USA - JAN 21, 2010
[Pint, Pivo - York, 12/01/10] Aroma is of grass, spices, oranges perhaps. Bitter, spicy (black pepper?), fruity taste, with a hint of sourness in the finish. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation with a slick mouth feel.

KraftowyJakup (330) - POLAND - JUL 21, 2017
Ocena przepisana z notatek, w ramach uzupelnienia profilu na RateBeer. Mocno drozdzowe, przyprawowe, troche owoców (morela, gruszka), troche slodu i karmel.

beskid (130) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2017
Hazy orange with large head. Aroma of citrus, spices. HIgh carbonation. Taste is funky, lots of spices, oranges, herbs. Quite dry. Pretty complex.

Maits (476) - ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2017
Little cloudy orange beer with white and thick head. Aroma is sour fruity, yeasty. Taste is nice sweet sugar and yeast, apple. Medium body. Nice beer with good dry finish.

Towey1989 (2814) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2017
Bottle at BeerDock Leek. Pours a slightly hazy orange colour with a thick white head. Aroma of green apple, yeast, some sourness, slight funk, a little barley sugar and subtle spice. Taste of straw, barnyard, yeast, some funk, slight barley sugar, a hint of green apple and subtle spice. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, slightly funky, spicy bitterness in the finish. A quintessential Belgian Trappist ale. Made with wild yeasts which I can get in the aroma and the initial flavour. Great.

carlom (57) - ITALY - JUL 16, 2017
Anno 2016. Colore giallo arancio, schiuma media persistente, elevata carbonazione, bolle piccole e medie. Sentori caramella, pelle di salame, aciditá evidente. Al palato malto, vaniglia, note fruttate. Corpo medio leggero, delicata sechezza,retrogusto leggermente amaro. Una birra particolare nel panorama trappista caratterizzata da un accenno di aciditá e da una amabile secchezza , da decifrare ma comunque interessante.

lily48 (2) - - JUL 14, 2017 does not count
For me, Orval is the best beer in the world (at least of all the many beers I have tasted). It is so unique amongst the Trappist beers. The bottle itself is a piece of art. It is not too strong, very tasty, perfectly bitter. Just impeccable. You can drink it room temperature (recommended) or cold. Excellent all year round, mid-day, afternoon, or evening. Best to drink Orval in its glass.

roruano (28) - Marília, BRAZIL - JUL 13, 2017
Aparência: Âmbar, levemente turva, espuma branca, densa, boa formação e persistente. Aroma: Floral, frutado, cítrico, capim, vegetal, couro, ácido, malte e condimentado. Sabor: Gosto ácido, frutado, cítrico, uva e maltado. Sensação: Corpo médio, textura seca, carbonatação ideal e álcool bom. Amargor: Leve.

surething_ii (366) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle. Aroma: Belgian yeast Look: hazy dark amber Taste: nice dry Belgian Overall: classic, you won’t make wrong choice by this one

Milter (942) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2017
En belgisk ale fra den absolut øverste hylde. Dejlig frisk øl, med tilpas bitterhed og fylde.

Keukeman (146) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2017 Bottled on 17/09/2014 which is almost 3years. 33l bottle in Herbeaumont Belgium. Poured a dark golden to copper beer. Offwhite frothy head which sticked to the glass. Nose is yeasty with hints of apple. Taste is sweet candy sugar and barley. Can also taste banana and rum? Alcohol is very present, though it is only 6.2% vol.

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