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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

4,248 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,248
Reviews: 2,104
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 195
Gots: 356 | 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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Ratings: 4,248 | Reviews: 2,104 | Display Reviews Only:
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Jofroi

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

08-05-2014 02:38:01 | More by Jofroi
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DeanCHS1980

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

08-05-2014 00:11:57 | More by DeanCHS1980
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Acubflem

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

08-04-2014 20:27:51 | More by Acubflem
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DCLAguy11

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-04-2014 14:58:29 | More by DCLAguy11
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Jdevoss


3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

08-04-2014 03:19:21 | More by Jdevoss
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alexk307

Maryland

5/5  rDev +19%

08-03-2014 23:49:53 | More by alexk307
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mjacquard

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

08-03-2014 22:15:30 | More by mjacquard
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TheOldMachines

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

08-03-2014 22:04:35 | More by TheOldMachines
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-03-2014 20:12:29 | More by DemoniChris
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Austindanson

California

5/5  rDev +19%

08-03-2014 19:52:12 | More by Austindanson
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JoelClark

Idaho

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-03-2014 19:14:53 | More by JoelClark
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-03-2014 03:30:28 | More by TheEvilGenius
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paulcdc

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

08-03-2014 02:11:00 | More by paulcdc
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Arch578

Ohio

3/5  rDev -28.6%

08-02-2014 20:07:19 | More by Arch578
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Eelpie25

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-02-2014 00:41:28 | More by Eelpie25
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Saksis

Norway

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-01-2014 20:35:23 | More by Saksis
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fosters9

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-01-2014 19:13:41 | More by fosters9
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-01-2014 02:25:35 | More by Bouder32
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BushwyckCraft

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-01-2014 01:40:54 | More by BushwyckCraft
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LostCrew

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-31-2014 21:04:42 | More by LostCrew
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MonkeyDunk

California

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%

Pour:
Foam filled 4/5ths of glass
Slowly falls down into seafoam peaks
Significant lacing stuck to glass

Aroma:
sour
metallic
horse manure
road apples
alcohol

Appearance:
cloudy
apricot
golden amber
bright orange

Taste:
oranges and orange peel
dirt
grass
can taste the vat it was brewed in
rusty oxidation

Overall:
Incredibly unique, a style unto itself. You can taste the grains, the brew equipment and environment, the thousand year old tradition. Would buy this again to treat myself or to open someone's eyes to one of the world's most revered beers.

07-31-2014 20:38:24 | More by MonkeyDunk
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andyek

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19%

07-30-2014 02:17:58 | More by andyek
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kmanjohnson

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-29-2014 17:38:15 | More by kmanjohnson
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Drossssssss


4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-29-2014 11:49:21 | More by Drossssssss
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Sellen

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-29-2014 00:08:51 | More by Sellen
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,248 ratings.