Orval Trappist Ale - Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
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4.01/5 rDev -4.5%
Ha. Wow. Raul is giving himself fits on what he's trying to make of this one. At first, like Natalie Portman in sweatpants, it was a bit disappointing (because so much hype was there). But as Raul chilled out as he let Nick Cave serenade him, he warmed to Orval as Orval warmed for him.
First and foremost, the thang is just plum gorgeous. It has an orangish glow/hue like Emily Didinato carving a pumpkin. Then, with the taste (which let Raul down at first) is a very respectable - yet a bit sedated - funk, Belgian yeasts and grass. It's very nice, simplistic, but extremely pleasant like a girl offering to pay on the third date.
So, yes, like after said floozy that offered to pay for dinner, Raul wouldn't mind seeing this one again and again!
07-06-2014 01:21:30 | More by RaulMondesi
4.78/5 rDev +13.8%
Bottle from Sweet T's in Duck, NC. Bottled on 2/29/12, best before 3/1/17. Pours a gorgeous clear dark amber with 3 fingers of light khaki colored head.
Aroma is funk, lemon, funk, raisin, funk and funk.
Flavor is very clean, a little sour. Taste lime, green grapes and flavor that my uninitiated tongue still only knows as Brett. Caramel flavors on the back end.
This is a journey of a beer.
07-03-2014 17:37:52 | More by RiverCityBeerGuy
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,248 ratings.