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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,408 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,408
Reviews: 2,119
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 212
Gots: 416 | 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.

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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Sunstealer, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11.2 oz. bottle from Bottleworks poured into an Orval chalice. Solid amount of head, thick, which lasts a long time. Golden hue, slightly cloudy. Fruity aroma, some leather and mustiness from the Brett yeast. Spice, apple and a little citrus. Hits with tartness and some sweet in the front, with some hops bitterness, then finishes with sweet malt still with a little bitterness. Light to medium on the tongue, medium carbonation, finishes fairly medium and fairly dry. I am going to try cellaring a couple of these bottles for a few years and see what changes.

PacNWDad, Oct 10, 2014
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Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,408 ratings.