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Orval Trappist Ale - Brasserie d'Orval S.A.

Orval Trappist AleOrval Trappist Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,882 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3882
Reviews: 2077
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.62%


Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Orval S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is 6.2% when released in Europe, US labels say 6.9% due to labeling laws.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 09-18-2001)
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Chimay Goblet
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

Very nice, totally golden liquid with a slight orange tint. Two-finger head of dense white foam with excellent retention and amazing lacing.

Smell is spicey and yeasty. Fresh baked banana bread. Slight notes of white fruits. Honey and floral notes mingle with hints of citrus.
Not at all bold, but delicious smelling, and inviting, nonetheless.

This is a different kind of trappist ale. All of the regular expected characteristics are there. Nice spicey flavors. Hints of banana and cloves. Honey sweetened yeast notes. Nice floral/citrus notes.
Holding the whole thing together, though, is a funky sourness. Somewhat like a 'Flanders Belgian Ale'. Very interesting, and very good.

As any good belbian ale should be, this one is smooth and creamy with lots of tight, tiny little bubbles.

This is a highly drinkable brew, but I would keep it in mind as an 'alternate', not as my 'go to' for belgian ales. Extremely nice when you want something a little bit different.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2008 20:49:07 | More by coldmeat23
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Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 3,882 ratings.