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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,498 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,498
Reviews: 2,128
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 219
Gots: 446 | FT: 12
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

eddie5721, Nov 04, 2014
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gelasin, Nov 03, 2014
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woodchip, Nov 02, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -1.9%

AlexandreNys, Nov 02, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Eman17, Nov 02, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -13.3%

derberts, Nov 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

R_Kole, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

LeeEvolved, Nov 01, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +3.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

slasich, Nov 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Pours a cloudy light orange. Some foamy, frothy head which slowly dissipates. A small amount stubbornly lingers. Aroma is candied apples, light citrus notes, cranberries, earthy tones, and graham crackers. Taste is a balanced and enjoyable mix that's initially sour but the sourness quickly mutes, allowing full enjoyment of the flavor. I'm getting some floral notes overlayed with more citrus, bread, and rust. Feel is light and poppy, almost like a champagne. An extremely enjoyable beer that's one of my favorites.

This is based on a 5 month old bottle, but try it aged by a few years for an even more unique Orval experience.

e_dawg, Oct 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Demian, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

mikeincharleston, Oct 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

MaSaiani, Oct 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

satyrcan, Oct 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Sphinks, Oct 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

cj8311, Oct 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

I tried this one on a whim, and ended up loving it. Unlike almost any ale I've had. Smooth, flavorful, well balanced, not too heavy but substantial all the same. I do recommend, as the Brothers do, that you cellar this one for at least a couple weeks before opening. Enjoy chilled and in a frosty glass.

tobi_wan_72, Oct 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

DWheeler379, Oct 29, 2014
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drmcleod10, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

factoide, Oct 28, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +15.2%

Johnsimps, Oct 27, 2014
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,498 ratings.