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

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Orval Trappist AleOrval Trappist Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,113 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,113
Reviews: 2,098
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 174
Gots: 309 | FT: 10
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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tbeer40

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-28-2013 22:21:24 | More by tbeer40
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-03-2014 23:00:10 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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KevinL

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-06-2014 22:39:02 | More by KevinL
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Kavon

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-05-2012 16:08:29 | More by Kavon
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dedbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-09-2014 04:09:55 | More by dedbeer
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surlytheduff

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-03-2012 03:59:52 | More by surlytheduff
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goalie33

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-17-2011 20:54:37 | More by goalie33
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corwindamber

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-28-2013 21:36:14 | More by corwindamber
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-20-2012 19:01:32 | More by DSlim71
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baxter94

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-27-2012 17:37:16 | More by baxter94
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark caramel gold the color of a super ripe banana. Slight haze. Head is pillowy, massive, and off-white. Slightly sticky lacing. Solid carbonation. Head drops to a chunky cap and collar.

Smell: Banana, powdery yeast. Apples and pears. Some candi sugar and caramel sweetness. Slightly bready. A touch of melon rind and straw. Slight pale malt coupled with darker caramel malts. Touch of phenols on the back. Faint Brett backing. Clove and banana.

Taste: Yeast. Powdery and mildly earthy. Ripe banana and some mild spiciness. Clove and some phenol. Touches of caramel, candi sweetness, and some graham cracker. Biscuit and hay. Pale malts. Slightly cooked grains. Belgian yeast and a nice earthy finish.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to light body with a solid carbonation. Very clean.

Overall: Odd, very odd. Heavy Belgian influence, but so earthy it's confusing. I'm a little sad it took me this long to try this beer. It's good, with an extremely unique profile.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 23:34:57 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-05-2012 00:21:37 | More by harrisjohnson
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anders

Norway

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-12-2014 18:34:47 | More by anders
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-10-2013 12:10:36 | More by twenty5
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Bellonc

Spain

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-01-2012 22:54:05 | More by Bellonc
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-06-2014 21:45:32 | More by HoppyBastard2
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-18-2011 19:19:57 | More by codynevels
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NorCalBeer

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

09-16-2012 04:36:39 | More by NorCalBeer
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Pinche_Oso

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-18-2012 03:10:40 | More by Pinche_Oso
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deepsouth

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

label says it was bottled 08/08/07, so looks like this one is aged a year. looking forward to it. had it before but never rated it.

this beer pours a clear golden amber with about an inch of nice off white frothy head. bubbles stick to the side of the glass as i swill it around.

the smell is of banana, clove, hops and a good bit of funk. this one is on brett, right? smells damn delicious.

the taste is consistant with the smell, again, fantastic. very earthy and yeasty. nice balance. i wish i could describe this better, but it's been a long day. i'll come back next time i drink another and try to get my head around it.

the mouthfeel is a bit slick leaning toward medium feel.

overall, this beer was a joy to drink. i appreciated it more this time around than i did the first time i had it. can't wait to pick up another!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 02:04:02 | More by deepsouth
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Romulux

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-20-2012 19:27:44 | More by Romulux
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alysonwhite

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark orange, very cloudy, perfect carbonation, full of life.

Smell - citrusy, flowery, caramel dank aroma.

Taste - caramel, biscuit, dense with excellent balance (no one taste too overpowering), great example of trappist beer.

Mouthfeel - somewhat heavy and coarse, but not over carbonated.

Drinkability - I would definitely drink this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 04:09:45 | More by alysonwhite
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Krakistophales

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours medium tint red with a bubbly white head that disappears quickly but leaves a lively film

S: Lots of citrus notes mixed well with a malty sweetness, a touch of honey, and some nice spice

T: Lots of apple and pear at first, which quickly switches into a cherry tartness, with the end being a bit of an orange zest and citrus flare. Nice.

O: I never would've imagined such a simple trappist ale could be so flavorful and pleasant. I'm quite surprised.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 04:51:00 | More by Krakistophales
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-15-2011 07:20:25 | More by ej285701
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oelergud

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange copper translucent body with a huge tan head with good retention and abit of lace. Low carbonation.
Sweet spiced fresh scent. Dark molasses, some nut and brown sugar.
Somewhat subdued flavor. Sweet malts and mild spice. Slightly sour aftertaste with a touch of pear.
Medium body, somewhat puckering and dry.
Pretty good drinkability, mild and pleasant.

-Oelergud

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2007 00:28:30 | More by oelergud
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
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