Orval Trappist Ale - Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
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3.8/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - Pours a medium brownish red orange with a giant pillow of frothy, loose foam that settles into a half-inch layer. Lacing is thick and webby.
S - Phew! Thick lambic/saison funk with astringent citrus and a touch of floral hops. This one lays the funk on thick!
T - Dry, astringent, somewhat bitter, and grassy. A very earthy brew with a vegetal punch. Finishes surprisingly clean with little to no aftertaste.
M - High carbonation and medium body. Basic, but what I'd expect from a beer.
D - This one's got a tad of a bite to it, as the ABV is a little high and the flavor is pretty bright and in your face, but it's still very drinkable for it's properties.
Overall - Drinks like a cross between a lambic and a saison with some pale ale thrown in. Sounds a little discordant, but it works.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2009 03:16:03 | More by DannyS
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Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
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