Ov-ral - To Øl
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Reviews by nrs207:
3.78/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap at Monk's Cafe.
A - Pretty dark at the back bar, but seemed like a dark orange. Little bit of head. Better than average appearance, but nothing too special.
S - My favorite part of the beer. Get some hop aromas, but I can't recall specific hop qualities due to the yeast strain. Made it nice and funky. I believe citrus was the main hop component. Definitely a strong malt component.
T - Way too bready. So much malt it detracts from the awesome yeast strain and mutes the hops. I feel like this could be really delicious if they lowered the malt presence and let the hops interact with the yeast more at the forefront.
M - Really smooth, just a hint of booze. Well done mouthfeel.
O - Disappointing considering the awesome expectations I had since I love DIPAs and I really enjoy Orval. If you enjoy bready DIPAs and Orval you'd probably enjoy it a lot.
Serving type: on-tap
08-24-2012 21:49:59 | More by nrs207
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4.01/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
To Øl is danish for two bothers (which is a sick name btw), and was induced from conversations with Mikkeller (note this is not a Mikkeler beer, as I thought it was - the similar packaging and mikkeller imprint distracted me). Ov-Ral is the breweries first release (co-brewed with Mikkeller).
Like Mikkeller and Evil Twin, To Øl is a gypsy brewery. Ov-Ral was brewed at De Proef Brouwerli, Belgium, and is appropriately a Belgium IPA of high quality. The nose is strong malt and the taste is complex but resinous sweet in flavor.
Overall, this beer is excellent, though at $6.0, I could opt for a cheaper DIIPA with similar flavors (sixpoint's resin). Should I want strong malt character and complex flavors with strong body, I would consult Ov-Ral.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2014 04:48:34 | More by PennFBarts
3.83/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Thin head but decent lacing on a cloudy burnt orange body. Aroma of tart orange, tangerine, resin, yeast. Flavors follow with booze, apricot, grapefruit, candied orange, tart fruit, yeast and caramel. Medium body and moderate carbonation, oily on the palate. This one may have been a bit old, still decent. Little too boozy overall though
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2013 02:31:15 | More by kylehay2004
Ov-ral from To Øl
87 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.