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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,184 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,184
Reviews: 2,104
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 188
Gots: 332 | FT: 9
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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flexabull

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe I have never reviewed this. I am not even sure if I have ever even had this!

Pours a bright hazy gold color with a huge rocky white head.

Aromas are of light brett funk, some vinegar, spices, and orange citrus.

Taste is light on the mouth, but quite flavorful. Some very slightly sweet creamy malts, dusty, flour, dough, and light funk. Finish is smooth, with some crispness, a dry feel, lemon zest and light mineral hops.

Mouthfeel is kind of thin, and a little watery. Not bad though.

Drinkability is really good. Very complex and tasty Belgian Pale. I could drink a few of these, but the price is a little steep for a small bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 03:41:36 | More by flexabull
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Vigilante

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-15-2013 05:10:33 | More by Vigilante
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Scamboogery

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-05-2014 18:19:52 | More by Scamboogery
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SlamLord

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-19-2014 03:39:55 | More by SlamLord
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-04-2012 20:33:28 | More by rydev24
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-21-2014 03:08:22 | More by DrunkinYogi
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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-21-2013 11:29:47 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-13-2013 20:33:12 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-03-2014 00:02:26 | More by DaveHack
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crnipeter

Slovenia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The production date says 15.09. 2009 so the beer is quite fresh one.
Hazy light amber-orange. Thick solid ivory head leaving patches and bands of thick lace on the glass walls as the crown retreats. In its own brand glass Orval looks imperial and the crown never fades completely, leaving a solid cap.

Floral with traces of honey, fresh cut hay, lemony esters and juniper.

Herbal one with evident juniper and lemon rind touch. A constant search of balance between bitter and sour is always leaning on a bitter side till it ends with hoppy bitterness accompanied by dry finish. I wonder how this biter-sour game will evolve with aging.

High carbonation produces bubbly sensation yet the beer remains somewhat creamy. Light medium bodied.

A particular brew that you'll never get tired of.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 20:10:19 | More by crnipeter
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penguinboat

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-01-2012 02:39:53 | More by penguinboat
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bram325

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-27-2014 15:23:36 | More by bram325
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cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-28-2014 01:31:21 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-12-2013 01:39:32 | More by Crimsontider22
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-28-2013 13:20:47 | More by mychalg9
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-01-2013 21:30:38 | More by Kahlerbock
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-20-2014 00:56:49 | More by Jotora
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-03-2013 19:39:17 | More by Krakpoff
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-11-2013 21:07:32 | More by nrs207
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Zaso

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-24-2012 04:30:24 | More by Zaso
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barryjg

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-20-2014 21:00:05 | More by barryjg
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fsck

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-13-2013 08:00:12 | More by fsck
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-17-2013 03:19:01 | More by tjdrewry
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kgmm77

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-16-2012 19:13:37 | More by kgmm77
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-30-2012 02:08:55 | More by ms11781
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,184 ratings.