yespr (47380) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2009
33 cL bottle at DHVL. Pours clear and golden orange with a dense white and creamy head. Aroma is soft malty and with a very minor brett note. Flavour starts light sweet malty with a vague brett citric note. Dry wooden brett note on the back of the tongue into the finish. Smooth and easy. Light peppery finish. MiP (15972) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke. Good grassy hop aroma, reminding me of the bigger Orval. Clear dark amber colour. Nice big stable creamy off-white head. The flavour is mildly hoppy. Has the familiar Orval hop flavour, only less powerful. Creamy texture, nice mild carbonation. Not an outstanding beer in my opinion, but good, refreshing and well-balanced, and very good considering the ABV. Dedollewaitor (16381) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2008
33cl bottle. Belgium beer number five hundred , 500. Bottle at the best beer bar in Belgium. 2008 edition. Pours golden copper with a creamy bubbly orval looking head. Vague fruity orange & hoppy notes. Actually like a lighter version of orval with less body & brett. Smooth & soft. Pretty damm lovely and drinkable. BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2008
33cl, exclusive brew (no label), from the brewery, easy to drink, not complex, balanced, cloudy, good head, simpel brew darkseduction (761) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2008
Bottle at Guardian Angel Cafe near the abby. Pours an orange-gold coloured brew, less floaties in there than in hte normal Orval. Slight watery taste but surprisingly complex for this ABV. Very nice and good to drink.
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm. Medium, but persistent head. Amber as the mother beer. Brettanomyces nose and flavours, pronounced bitterness. Light body. Distinctive, as you would expect, but the fathers are missing out if they only drink this beer and not the "big" Orval. daniele (9640) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2008
ambrata buona schiuma non abbondante ma persistente sentori di luppolo lieve fruttato in bocca leggera anche se non ha un corpo scarno il luppolo fa da padrone sembra una bitter Jerre (3823) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle, 33 cl. Saterday 02.08.’08 on terras @ l’Angen Gardien close to the Abbey.
Hazy amber-orange color, good off-white head. Aroma yeasty, fruity, hops.
Taste is very low differnce to the Orval from 6.2 %.
Nevertheless, this very easy to drink beer with only 3.5% ABV is marvellously complex. For me the best beer with only 3,5 % !
Borresteijn (7484) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle @ Auberge de l’Ange Gardien, rated according to tasting notes from last year. Clear amber/orange colour, white head. Aroma of bread, yeast, some malts and some floral notes. Flavour is like it’s big brother, but with less body, a bit watery, and a bit more pronounced bitterness. fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lancing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. After so long time looking for this beer i manage to get it and it was a bit of disappointment, because it was just a very watery - thinner version off big brother the normal orval not thing else ! (240508)