Orval Trappist Ale - Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
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4.78/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I am very impressed with this one. Bottle looks a bit unique but it is appealing.
I was under the assumption that this beer would be more straw-coloured like Duvel, but upon pour it is a mellow orange with some cloudiness. What impressed me was the head. A creamy light beige that sticks around to the end. This beer just looks delicious from the get-go.
Smell is light, but reminds me of something. Took me a few sniffs but yes! Cotton candy. It's faint, but it's there and reminds me of warm summer evenings at the fair. A bit of cinnamon and biscuits, too.
The taste is remarkable and makes this one of my favourite Belgians already. The malt/hops combination is mild and stays with you for quite a while and is quite flowery, which I like. A very nice pale ale. There's nothing overpowering and the complexity and evolution from taste to finish is astounding. A+++, I'm very impressed. Alcohol taste is nonexistant.
Smooth and creamy with a bit of an effervescence from the alcohol that quickly dissipates. Silky and clings to your mouth, leaving you wanting more. Very appealing quality.
This is something I would drink again and again. There's several cheese, fish and poultry pairings I am going to love to try with this, and I could see myself stocking a few of these for personal pleasure and special guests.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with this Orval.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2007 23:31:13 | More by ablaze
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Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
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