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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

4,151 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,151
Reviews: 2,100
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 180
Gots: 317 | 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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mrcraft

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-19-2014 18:23:38 | More by mrcraft
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turbotype

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-19-2014 16:48:12 | More by turbotype
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tykechandler

Indiana

5/5  rDev +19%

06-19-2014 03:39:13 | More by tykechandler
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MQ3867

Portugal

5/5  rDev +19%

06-18-2014 23:09:42 | More by MQ3867
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dozier77

Arizona

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-18-2014 22:59:36 | More by dozier77
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DooDahDan

New York

5/5  rDev +19%

06-18-2014 12:39:10 | More by DooDahDan
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juhl31

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-18-2014 06:12:45 | More by juhl31
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oldmankoch

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-18-2014 04:10:11 | More by oldmankoch
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-17-2014 17:53:44 | More by CCutch
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JoeF2912

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-17-2014 10:57:21 | More by JoeF2912
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yoitsarch

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-17-2014 02:04:27 | More by yoitsarch
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Kikat2680

Texas

5/5  rDev +19%

06-17-2014 02:04:04 | More by Kikat2680
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Freierfall


3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

06-16-2014 20:55:55 | More by Freierfall
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mvargas79

Denmark

5/5  rDev +19%

06-16-2014 19:57:47 | More by mvargas79
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-16-2014 00:29:19 | More by AndrewMichael
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-15-2014 23:39:17 | More by bigbeers84
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Bonsall_Phil

California

3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Year-old bottle poured into a chalice, amber color with an off white head. Bubbles are large, carbonation minimal. Head retains well, and is still covers the surface 90% or so after 5 minutes. Beer was too cold, so I'm letting it sit.

Malt and grain on the nose, no too strong and little else. Clean. First sip is malt forward and extra bubbly. Grain and malt flavor holds through to a dry finish. Warming on the tongue, though not a high abv. Exceptionally bubbly through entire taste.

A good beer for the purist, very simple flavor and enjoyable. I may try again from a different source as my experience is clearly not in line with many others. Though very good, I fail to see this beer as being anything tremendously special.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 23:28:59 | More by Bonsall_Phil
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Joshre

California

4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Poured this into a tulip glass from a bottle. Has a golden, yellow-brass color, the head is huge. Lots of carbonation.

S: Smell was somewhat sweet, grassy, dried hay. Light

T: Taste was less colorful than the smell, but good. Lots of funk, alcohol is barely there. Very dry, not very sweet. Not a hoppy taste

M: Very carbonated, but not too-carbonated in any way. Light and thin

O: Great beer, very unique and interesting

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 07:03:19 | More by Joshre
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tomordonez

Florida

1.45/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Over carbonated. I took the cap off and heard a noisy champagne-like blop. The head is a big all-over-the-place cloud. Smells like a cigar butt that has been floating in a beer. It has other strong flowery aroma but not a good one. Flavor is very bitter with a really dry aftertaste. I got my first review straight from a Belgian store shipped from Belgium. I got my 2nd one from a local liquor store in Miami. The bottle is awesome but there is something wrong with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 02:19:35 | More by tomordonez
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-14-2014 16:32:22 | More by Casterbridge
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blackpoolmatt

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-13-2014 18:03:49 | More by blackpoolmatt
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bf7

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-13-2014 04:24:49 | More by bf7
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Tele

California

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: 4.25 Cloudy, brownish orange with a massive light tan head.

S: 4.25 Belgian yeast and funk are up front on the nose. Grass, herbs, wheat, and malt follow closely behind. There’s also a dry, oak smell lingering in the background that goes with the funk.

T: 4.25 More funk and less yeast than the nose. A lot more unique than most of the other trappist ales. Dry funk dominates without fruity, spicy esters like other Belgian ales. There’s a little sweetness with some grass, green apple, and breadiness at the end.

M: 4.5 Carbonation is great. It makes the beer feel alive which matches the funk very well. There’s also a very pleasant dry finish.

O: 4.25 I wasn’t sure I liked this beer very much at first, but I came to really enjoy the funk and dryness. It is very well balanced with a very unique and enjoyable character.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 02:21:19 | More by Tele
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yeaprolly

Washington

3/5  rDev -28.6%

06-12-2014 23:43:05 | More by yeaprolly
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JBougher

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-12-2014 03:00:02 | More by JBougher
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
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