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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,276 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,276
Reviews: 2,107
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 197
Gots: 374 | 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.

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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Kegbeerd

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

09-02-2014 01:59:40 | More by Kegbeerd
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

09-02-2014 00:38:49 | More by akang
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Drahtschwein

Arkansas

5/5  rDev +19%

09-01-2014 21:29:50 | More by Drahtschwein
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mattfancett

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

09-01-2014 17:40:20 | More by mattfancett
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AdamNowek

Netherlands

4.16/5  rDev -1%

09-01-2014 15:54:49 | More by AdamNowek
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Roxie_B

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Serving: Bottle
Glassware: Pint
Appearance: Hazy and a dark honey with amber highlights
Aroma: Citrusy
Taste: Sourdough, vegetables (is that…asparagus?!), damp earth, pears, grape leaf and lots of hay. Oh and brettanomyces expressed mostly as earthy and grassy tastes. This is a whole world of stuff going on.
Mouthfeel: All around medium.
Overall: I love this one. I taste something different with every sip.
Caveat Emptor: Dirty pear burps will haunt you later.

09-01-2014 02:44:52 | More by Roxie_B
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Fellysmarts

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

09-01-2014 02:24:43 | More by Fellysmarts
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-31-2014 22:57:42 | More by Cynic-ale
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atpca

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-31-2014 03:58:54 | More by atpca
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AxlSkull

Taiwan

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-30-2014 13:07:19 | More by AxlSkull
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corysmith01

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-29-2014 21:23:36 | More by corysmith01
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Gurus

Germany

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%

08-29-2014 20:22:49 | More by Gurus
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crabman111

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-29-2014 16:28:54 | More by crabman111
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jesusfgcadiz

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-29-2014 09:50:09 | More by jesusfgcadiz
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-28-2014 23:56:43 | More by dvanhandel
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Luiscorreia


3.76/5  rDev -10.5%

08-28-2014 02:11:07 | More by Luiscorreia
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pharmerdoc

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-27-2014 19:57:03 | More by pharmerdoc
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tyjudd


4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours a hazy orange. The head is intense. Previous reviews of a stout head is understated. Tried to control the pour to limit head but to no avail. 4/5s of the glass was full of a thick, slow eroding head. The nose was of orange and lemon candy. Smelled delicious. Btw, the head still remains with impressive lacing on the glass. The taste was not what I was expecting. Not sure how to describe it. Malty and boozy. The finish was super dry, like a bourbon. Very good. Only wish I had another one.

08-27-2014 02:15:20 | More by tyjudd
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jordanimal

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-26-2014 21:32:06 | More by jordanimal
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jgippe


3.24/5  rDev -22.9%

08-26-2014 01:09:39 | More by jgippe
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-25-2014 02:28:24 | More by BlueMoon10
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SFNC

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-25-2014 00:57:31 | More by SFNC
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -28.6%

08-24-2014 17:01:43 | More by Nichols33
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Robbie_Robertson


4.2/5  rDev 0%

08-24-2014 06:55:47 | More by Robbie_Robertson
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-24-2014 01:18:38 | More by kybeerdrinker
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Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,276 ratings.