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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,155 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,155
Reviews: 2,101
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 180
Gots: 319 | 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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Shmeal

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-30-2013 23:47:55 | More by Shmeal
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Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-27-2011 16:51:11 | More by Gregwa
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-02-2012 22:28:47 | More by mikepcarney
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hopazoid

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

05-09-2013 05:41:23 | More by hopazoid
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the_encinitan

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Grebdioz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-28-2011 03:44:54 | More by Grebdioz
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-16-2011 02:01:00 | More by millelacsmark
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Gasc0igne

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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MagicJeff

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-30-2014 23:33:05 | More by MagicJeff
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OutFox

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 3/10/11. Ive had bottles with a couple years age on them as well, though not recently. This is quite fresh.

A- Poured into a Orval goblet. Pale amber/copper in color with a pure white head of over a finger. Great lacing and retention as is to be expected from Orval.

S- Sweet and spicey at the start, developing into classic Abbey style yeast aromas. Girlfriend said she smells a bubblegum hint. I didnt get it but its definately the Belgian Yeast strain.

T- Fantastic first of all (it is Orval). Candied Sugar notes at the begining evolving into a citrus and I almost got a little alcohol flavour on the way down even though its only 6.9%. Long lasting on the palate. Stays on the tongue and back of the throat for while which is truly pleasant.

M- Medium bodied. Just seems to last forever even after no longer in the mouth. Great stuff.

O- Some of the best beer period. Orval is amazing. Almost a sweet golden pale its just in a league of its own and will be forever in my mind.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 23:04:28 | More by OutFox
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NickThePyro

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-24-2012 04:40:56 | More by NickThePyro
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MattyV

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel Tulip. Deep golden/amber in colour, with a huge rocky white head that lasts forever and leaves big chunks behind on the sides of the glass.

The nose is amazing and very complex. It's very light and fruity with hints of citrus, mixed berries, apple, and sugary sweetness, as well as some spiciness.

The taste is, wow, much more hop-centric than expected. While I wouldn't necessarily call this a bitter beer by any stretch, it has alot more hop character than most other Belgian pales I've tried to date. The light sweet fruitiness (apple, grape, etc.?) is beautifully balanced by a pronounced grassy, floral hoppiness that provides a crisp and dry finish that leaves just a slightest apple/bubblegum taste coating the mouth, yearning for more.

Medium to light bodied, vigorous carbonation, maybe slightly overcarbonated, but to be expected for the style.

Hides its ABV very well, would gladly session a few of these on any evening, until of course I get knocked off my chair due to the 6.9% ABV. Many nice balanced complex flavours and a nice hoppy character and smooth finish.

Serving type: bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,155 ratings.