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

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Orval Trappist AleOrval Trappist Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,687 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,687
Reviews: 2,167
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 254
Gots: 549 | FT: 11
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:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 09-18-2001

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.
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Ratings: 4,687 | Reviews: 2,167
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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.96/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

1st bottle...

Look : Cloudy amber, gorgeous sexy coating.

Smell : Stinks like rotten apples! (not finding it pleasing)

Taste : Rich, burnt, spicy. A little sweet with apples or lemon?

Feel : Powerful coarse and dry after taste. Feels like a strong beer.

Overall : "Perfectly drinkable" for trying a different taste, but too spicy for me. Looks can sometime be deceiving...

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3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.86/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not impressed after all the hype.

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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.24/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Because BA made me write something to submit my ranking

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4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Large foamy head, amazing aroma. Also very cellar worthy despite the low abv.

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3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,687 ratings.