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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

4,688 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,688
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 254
Gots: 550 | 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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A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with 2 fingers of head that retains very well and leaves some nice lacing

S: Huge amount of Brett funk right off the bat, along with a very pleasant fruitiness and alcohol/malt combination. Nice and complex

T: Follows the nose, but a bit toned down with the funk. This allows for the malt and fruitiness to really shine. Some hops also come through to really even things out. Again, fairly complex

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A nice and complex Trappist pale, with a good showing of what Brett can do for a beer. Definitely worth a shot if you like Belgians and Trappist beers

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Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,688 ratings.