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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,406 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,406
Reviews: 2,119
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 211
Gots: 414 | 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.

Many agree that the somewhat unpractical addition of this sometimes undesired yeast strain is what grants Orval its age worthiness, not to mention unique aroma, making it a one of the few beers worth cellaring.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 09-18-2001)
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Ratings: 4,406 | Reviews: 2,119 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

cbgbslev, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

MarkJBurch, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

shuckit, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting fact: Uses 3 type of yeast and is the only Trappist brewery to do a Pale Ale style.

Light amber in color. Cloudy with a creamy light head.

The aroma is very yeasty with distinctive floral and spiced characteristics.

Unique soft malty flavors with slight spices and moderate lingering hop characters rounding out the taste.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation lends to a balance mouthfeel.

Overall good welcomed differentiation from other Trappist beers. Unique but very balanced and clean tasting.

blatantdream, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

proctah, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

CraigTravor, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

PierceMyers, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

SierraJosh, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

JohnQVD, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Harkrank, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Amalak, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

sfore8, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Beer-Ed, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dated 20-06-2007 on the bottle.

Pours hazy orange in color, huge white head that lasts and lasts, leaving sheets of lacing the whole way down. Aroma is very strong, lots of yeast (barnyard, dough, some cheese), some perfume, flower, and grass from the hops, and some spiciness. Flavor starts with some of the perfume coming through, turns slightly sour, ends with some herbal grassy hop flavor. Body is medium, and ends dry as can be.

goz, Mar 29, 2003
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Donsmitty, May 11, 2013
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elkinbrown, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

mendvicdog, Jan 02, 2013
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CurtisD, Dec 24, 2012
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Sudsday, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

App: Brownish/caramel color, with two fingers of creamy foam

Smell: apples, cinnamon, spice, banana

Taste: cider, juicy hops, clean and crisp, orange peel, there's some strange hint that i guess i'll agree with others and call it horseblanket. adds to the originality of this beer.

while not on par with other trappists beers, this beer is set apart from other beers of the style by the complex taste and originality.

OutlawJoseyWales, Mar 13, 2007
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Beerbuddy21, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

FUwolfpacker, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

TheBishopco, Feb 17, 2012
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,406 ratings.