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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,148 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,148
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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Voja

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-16-2014 05:30:47 | More by Voja
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Droopy487

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-16-2014 03:25:34 | More by Droopy487
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-16-2014 02:39:36 | More by weonfire
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

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

$ 5.99/11.2 oz bottle at Lager Mill
Bottled 18/09/2013 Best by 18/09/2018
Aroma faint – yeast phenolics and fruit
Head large (> 8 cm), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to irregular frothy layer
Lacing ok – few large islands of mostly large bubbles
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor very light and fruity with some fruity hop bitterness present at the end. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Ho hum – another unexciting Belgium pale ale. At least it meets the criteria well.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 14:59:34 | More by Ozzylizard
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JoeHsuer

Taiwan

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-15-2014 10:02:34 | More by JoeHsuer
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Stillyman11

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-15-2014 04:56:33 | More by Stillyman11
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josvemden

Belgium

5/5  rDev +19%

07-14-2014 20:28:43 | More by josvemden
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

07-14-2014 19:05:17 | More by atlbravsrno1
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lilwaite


3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-14-2014 00:27:33 | More by lilwaite
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Gakusei

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-13-2014 21:11:50 | More by Gakusei
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Rhody1

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-13-2014 12:44:06 | More by Rhody1
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Matthew1788

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-13-2014 01:40:35 | More by Matthew1788
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Buttermilk

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-12-2014 18:58:37 | More by Buttermilk
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jopezu

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-12-2014 02:54:39 | More by jopezu
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BoilerUpNavy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-12-2014 01:39:15 | More by BoilerUpNavy
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FreddieMercuryHayes


4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-12-2014 00:51:35 | More by FreddieMercuryHayes
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tviz33

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-11-2014 01:05:59 | More by tviz33
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psm90

United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

07-10-2014 18:16:54 | More by psm90
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MikeAndrews

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-10-2014 17:50:03 | More by MikeAndrews
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ElegantRose

Texas

4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: (in a glass chalice) semi-translucent, cloudy, amber/pumpkin/ deepening into pinkish red color. The head is strong, and dissipates within one minute.

Smell: Strong canned-pumpkin-candy esters; deep undertones of alcohol floating to the surface, bubbling into atmosphere (ABV is 6.9).

Taste: Contrasting with the sweet smell, the taste is sour with brettanomyces. A little research reveals that the sourness is also due to dry-hopping.

Overall, sipping on it and considering it over the time frame of ten minutes or so, I find it to be quite refreshing, though my particular taste palate tends to harken to a sweeter, more approachable style. Malheur Tripel is my current ultimate example of a Belgian Tripel, and Rodenbach is my current favorite as far as a sour Flemish red beer; these are but a few of my favorites, which tend to give an example of what my palate savors.

15 or twenty minutes in, I find myself enjoying it, though I would like that hint of sweetness, which I find adds a different measure of complexity, as opposed to the sour, yawning complexity of this unusual, different animal.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 21:09:26 | More by ElegantRose
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FarmerF


3/5  rDev -28.6%

07-08-2014 21:26:48 | More by FarmerF
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elamb106

New York

3/5  rDev -28.6%

07-08-2014 13:29:12 | More by elamb106
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Teamster


5/5  rDev +19%

07-08-2014 11:46:29 | More by Teamster
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thefluker

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

07-08-2014 01:01:38 | More by thefluker
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Bhoward0698

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-08-2014 00:47:46 | More by Bhoward0698
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,148 ratings.