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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

4,278 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,278
Reviews: 2,107
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 198
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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BillyTWilliams

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-30-2012 15:26:33 | More by BillyTWilliams
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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-30-2012 12:56:50 | More by fostachild
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-30-2012 01:36:58 | More by martyl1000
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astrickland


3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

04-29-2012 16:11:46 | More by astrickland
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RES

New York

5/5  rDev +19%

04-29-2012 01:15:11 | More by RES
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Jase2280

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-28-2012 20:17:03 | More by Jase2280
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.83/5  rDev +15%

A: The beer poured a hazy, orange that produced an amazing, dense, thick, rocky head that was retained throughout the beer.

S: The aroma was mainly yeasty and malty sweet with hints of citrus and perhaps an earthy aroma, grass or flower.

T: The taste of the beer is outstanding, exactly what I would expect for this style. A very nice Belgian yeast flavor with nice hints of the citrus hops that had a nice bit to it that finished with a nice long lasting dry finish. The beer also had a slight taste of alcohol as the beer warmed.

Overall, this is an excellent beer that was extremely easy to drink. It was smooth and crisp and a lighter body than most Belgian beers. Back to the beer store to pick up more. A must try for anyone who loves good Belgian beers.

04-27-2012 17:51:42 | More by PhillyStyle
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abrodsky

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

04-27-2012 11:46:44 | More by abrodsky
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od_sf

California

5/5  rDev +19%

04-27-2012 03:27:08 | More by od_sf
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carlitosbronson1

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-26-2012 02:30:16 | More by carlitosbronson1
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-24-2012 13:51:33 | More by tenacioustomato
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fisherbray

Florida

5/5  rDev +19%

04-24-2012 08:28:47 | More by fisherbray
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Swim424

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Poured from 12oz bottle into ommegang chalice

A-pours a beautiful gold/orange with a fat fluffy head so large couldn't do it in one straight pour. The head looks like a creamy cloud floating on top on a beautiful golden river.

S-Nice fruity scent, seems to be a mix between malt and yeast scents. Maybe a hint of spicy hops, or some sort of spice.

turning on some Clapton to enjoy this one to. "and i say yes, you look wonderful tonight" sounds like this beer.

T-A bit citrusy, definitely a malty beer. Very spicy hop at the end. Not bitter at all though. Very citrusy malt up front bringing the citrus out towards the middle, while introducing a spice note to build into the finish.

MF-Nice medium body, a bit creamy on the aftertaste but with a dryness in the mouth.

O-I have never had a belgian pale ale before. I have had a handful of other belgians though and this is much different. Not in a bad way though. I think this is a pretty good beer overall, nothing incredible, I would prefer an amercan pale ale, but this is still a very fine beer I wouldn't mind having at anytime.

04-24-2012 07:26:12 | More by Swim424
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Bottled on 12-30-2009 and best before 12-30-2014.

Appearance - Poured only half the bottle and it foamed over the top.. 2 inches of soapy looking foam, dissipating very slowly. The color is copper.

Smell - Dark fruits and bitterness is most dominant. Also earthy and has a little funky/musty aroma. I think I smell some clove too.

Taste - Very bitter.. with floral hops. Citrus, tartiness, clove, and some other spices.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with high carbonation.

Overall - Not really what I was expecting. I'd like it better without the spices.

04-24-2012 04:05:39 | More by jsisko01
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Jsmitty1967

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-24-2012 02:27:33 | More by Jsmitty1967
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ShawnB816


3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-24-2012 00:07:45 | More by ShawnB816
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volta

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-23-2012 02:08:38 | More by volta
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yodedawg

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-23-2012 00:44:34 | More by yodedawg
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-23-2012 00:22:09 | More by Pdrufo
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-22-2012 15:14:43 | More by rale
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tln13

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-20-2012 20:58:11 | More by tln13
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-20-2012 01:34:37 | More by BeerBucks
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jisak74


4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-19-2012 21:44:27 | More by jisak74
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

04-19-2012 17:08:05 | More by RobertJBeer
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FreshZ

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-19-2012 14:53:25 | More by FreshZ
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,278 ratings.