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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,883 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3883
Reviews: 2077
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.62%


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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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed out of a 11.2 oz brown bottle with the distinctive Orval curvature. Label is marked with a bottling date of 18/08/2011 and an enjoy by date five years after that. Poured into a large 22 oz snifter. Far from the first time I've tried this beer, but the first time I've sat down with a bottle and made a point to note all the intricate details of what I'm tasting.

Appearance - Pours a deep copper brown with some faint reddish clay-like undertones topped by an eggshell colored head of about two fingers thick, and that's with a fairly gentle pour. Big and rocky, with great retention and solid but spread-out lacing with distinct but faint ringing. Certainly darker than what most people (myself included) would expect from a pale ale, even one of the Belgian distinction, but Orval isn't really an easily-classified beer.

Smell - A complex combination of fruity phenols and floral overtones, but a more funky, musty element, like barnyard, but without the tartness that you'll get from some beers that have been fermented with a strain of Brett. The aroma is more dank, with some bits of malty sweetness coming through as well.

Taste - This particular version is heavy on a blend of the darker fruits--most notably raisin and date--along with a fair amount of pungent bitterness. Some notes of grapefruit rind, dandelion green and bittering spirits comes through, as well as some faint esters reminiscent of rich red wine, like cabernet sauvignon.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Mostly dry finish.

Overall, a beer that seems to vacillate wildly from bottle to bottle and depending on age. I've had some that were overpowering hop bitterness and funk, others that were floral and slightly fruity, and still others that hint at the darker fruits of your classic Belgian dark ales and quads. It's an enigma to be sure. One that I always enjoy, but I lament the inability to find it very fresh in the U.S., especially after getting to have some that was about 3 months after bottling when I visited Brussels a couple years ago. No matter, as the weirdness and complexity of this beer is what always draws me back. More often than not, if I go to a bottle shop looking for a beer without luck, but don't want to leave empty-handed, I'll grab a bottle of Orval. If you don't like it the first time you try it, I still would encourage you to give it another try.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 20:36:14 | More by LambicPentameter
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Greasy

Kentucky

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Very pretty. Nice 3 finger head. Color was beautiful.

S - Tart, yeast, spices, slightly sweet.

T - The taste was disappointing. Very watery. Not as much flavor as I was expecting.

M - Thin. Very thin.

O - Not a bad beer, just not what I was expecting. It lacked the punch that I usually enjoy from Trappist beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 16:22:05 | More by Greasy
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jpro

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at CBX. Poured into a Chimay chalice. (Brewed 04.10.12; Drink By 04.10.17)

A: Cloudy; light copper / orange; three-finger, sudsy, rocky, white head leaves a few thicks wads of lace.

S: Light clove and spice notes; green apple skin; lightly tart, in a white grape kind of way; notes of bread.

T: White bread / cracker malt; light fruit... apple / pear; some esters come out on the end.

M: Medium body; high, lively carbonation; more bitter than expected on the end.

O: Lighter, yet complex; tasty and refreshing... delicious.

*from notes 10.03.13

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 22:24:35 | More by jpro
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On the bottle it says: "Bottled on 08/18/2011" and a "best by date of 08/18/2016"

Into a chalice:

A: hazy golden yellow/orange colored body with a two finger white foamy head that dies within a minute, lacing spider webs

S: sour yet musty funky bready/lemony

T: takes the previously mentioned flavors and adds a sweet element to it, sticky sweet aftertaste, lemony finish

M: light to medium, fairly sessionable, carbonation is pretty smooth for a BPA, but I'm not complainin'

O: this is a great BPA that I would have again

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 19:07:43 | More by BeerKangaroo
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DeFaz

Ohio

4.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Is Michael Jordan the best basketball player? It's probably not fair to say since there may be some undiscovered guy out there. And that's how I feel about this beer--in my humble opinion, it seems doubtful that there will ever be a better trappist ale, and yet who knows? What I do know though is that I enjoy the heck out of this--its amazing appearance (a huge foamy head that while receding quickly leaves great lacing) and a smell with complex floral notes and candy-like sweetness that is balanced by something (or everything) and keeps the smell so inviting. The taste is amazing--sweet, delicate, floral, balanced, intense, thoughtful, and beautiful. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy, making it a beer to swirl around in the mouth for several seconds before swallowing, allowing the opportunity to absorb all of the flavors. And yet, even the mouthfeel somehow manages to seek balance with its crispness. Overall, in my opinion this beer is absolutely one of the best out there even considering its relatively high cost (about $4.25 per 11.2 ounce bottle). Some may fail to appreciate the beer because it doesn't have the high ABV of some Belgians or the bitter hop taste of some of their favorite IPAs, but for what it is, it's just about perfect, and I use that word as sparingly as I can. Look, I'm a poet, and this beer is that inspiring poem that I can't write but I can still learn from and appreciate.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 02:46:01 | More by DeFaz
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71CrazyOtto

Michigan

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Home Run.

Never had a beer with lacing and frothing head like it even remotely. Tiny bubbles run high up to upper sides of glass when poured trapped by thick cream colored head.
This "Authentic Trappist" brewer sets itself apart (far apart) from it's fellow monks at the other monastaries that brew the Belgium classics.

Orval I see now brew a 2nd beer but they will always be the best imo because they've been brewing only one for so long so I won't bother to try a cash grab second beer.

If I were to die someday on a porch or watching a game, this is the beer I would want in my hand. Crafted by pure souls/nature ingredients to send me to heaven...well hopefully to heaven hehe.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 13:54:42 | More by 71CrazyOtto
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one was a gusher, probably from the brett.

A - great looking beer, huge thick foamy head that dies down to frothy lumps on top of the beer. Laces the glass well. Beer is a nice hazy orange.
S - Nice sour, funky, bread smell, lemony.
T - Also sour, funky, bread taste. Biscuit, lemon, pepper.
M - Light to Medium mouth feel, alc completely covered. Dry finish.
O - Great beer, different from pretty much anything I've tried. Reminds me of a beer my grandpa used to drink, from Sraub Brewing Company in PA. The beer used to come in brown boxes and

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 18:08:13 | More by ISmith87
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle, age uncertain but probably fairly fresh based on published taste descriptions of younger samples. A burnished copper color with a vast quantity of off-white lacey head. Aroma is a potent mix of pear, fermented white grape, citrus notes, some mild peppery spice. The head itself is acrid and bitter, tasting of burlap sack and wood char. Maybe let this settle out and then sip the liquid. The latter recalls lemon meringue pie, pears and apples, figs, a little white wine, aromatic brown spice like nutmeg or calamus, with a bone-dry finish that leaves echoes of barnyard funk and wine cask. Some complain of excess carbonation but I did not notice this. A complex and polarizing beer that stands apart from other Trappist beers and actually captures the monks' intent to create something that is not overtly malty or sweet. Some pine resin results from dry hopping but does not overwhelm the other flavors. Deserves its reputation and truly unique.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 23:14:35 | More by CalgaryFMC
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ChrisMyhre

Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a stemless wineglass from the 12 oz. bottle.

Bottles on 7/3/13, best before 7/3/18. Making this the youngest Orval I've tasted. The hops are much more forward in an un-aged bottle.

a: Copper with 3 finger effervescent head, very nitro/Guinness like.

s: Spicy, apricot and something very familiar that I can't quite place.

t: Huge carbonation, Spicy, yeasty notes. Tart, but less barnyard brett flavor from recent bottling date. Lots of complexity from much more upfront hops than any other trappist brew. Completely unique experience .

m: Full, thick and highly carbonated.

o: Completely unique, on of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 17:38:18 | More by ChrisMyhre
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WTKeene

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle dated 8/30/2012 into a snifter. Second time I've tried this, first was a drain pour. My tastes weren't as sophisticated when I last tried it, so I figured I'd try it again.

Appearance: Huge, persistent, thick creamy off-white head. Really persistent, this thing isn't going anywhere. Dark amber liquid, lots of lacing.

Smell: Lots of brett, a bit of sour, perhaps a bit of balsamic, some alcoholic heat in the nose too. This is beautiful.

Taste: Note: Don't lick up the head. It's bracingly bitter without any redeeming flavors. Actual Taste: Brett, a hint of lemon sour. The alcohol comes through a bit, but not overwhelming. Reminds me more of a saison than a Belgian Pale, probably because of the lightly sour brett. A barely bitter after taste, a crisp malt on the finish too. Much tastier than I remember it being. Head is still present halfway through drinking the beer, ridiculous.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy texture. Not a whole lot in the way of carbonation, this is very drinkable.

Overall: Much better than I remember. When I can't get any Saison Brett, I'll probably turn to this for my Brett fix.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 02:01:55 | More by WTKeene
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - holy carbonation! Lots of head a lacing on this orange caramel beer

Smell - this one has so much going on. I smell pear, pineapple, citrus and tartness

Taste - unfortunately I feel the taste is what brought this down. I have an off flavor in my mouth from all the carbonation. Lots of tartness

Mouthfeel - smooth and carbonated

Overall - this beer changed quite a bit as it warmed up. The off taste was off putting, but great smells

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 02:45:28 | More by beatenbyjacks
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Brewsephus

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 18/8/2011, poured into tulip glass at refrigerator temps.

A- Pours a deep mahogany color, with hints of bright caramel when it catches the light. Massive three finger head which lingers for quite a while. Head is thick and dense with pockets of large bubbles.

S- Figs, plums, dark currants, unripe strawberry, biscuit, fresh baked wheat bread.

T-The figs are here in the taste again, up front. Black cherry stems. Finishes with a light bitterness, but there is a bit of residual sweetness to keep your palate intact. The brett is much more subdued than I anticipated. That tell tale bitterness is there, but without any funk or mustiness.

M-Full bodied, rich but not feeling heavy. Fairly well carbonated, finishes very clean.

O- Great example of a trappist institution. Pleased to have found a bottle with some age on it. 10/10 would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 02:43:43 | More by Brewsephus
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a chalice, the beer is a muddled, hazy, amber-brown coloring with a tall, dense, chunky, off-white head that coats the glass and has a very decent retention. Aromas of coriander, all spice, plum, banana, cotton candy, and a bready backbone. More and more aromas come off as the beer warms. Flavors are spice forward, with a great blend of nutmeg, coriander, all spice, and hints of clove, with an old world fruit backbone both rich and sweet. Smooth, light body with a slight effervescence that keeps the sweet and rich flavors blended and drinkable. The aftertaste is a sugary sweet undertone with the spice blend still holding court overall. Lingering finish, with spices left dancing on your taste buds, waiting for another sip. This beer is a classic!

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 00:28:10 | More by GarthDanielson
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Ooji

Germany

4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just amazing. My perfect daily beer. Great with cheese or just as a refreshing beverage. It is probably where New Belgium got their inspiration for Fat Tire. I love and drink all the Belgium Trapist brews, but this I could drink to my satisfaction and still walk...

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 20:44:04 | More by Ooji
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PaleHorse

Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Frothy, tan shaded head, four fingers; caramel complexion (beautiful color), suspended malt

Smell: Banana, coriander, malty, sweet apricot

Taste: sharp on tongue tip,smooth mid-palate and bitter on backside, wonderful finish and lasting aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, difficult to taste beer because of carbonation

Overall: a good beer, but a bit disappointed because I feel this brew is over rated. 11.2 fl oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass, initially sharp, smooth and drawn-out finish. I would recommend this beer with slightly lower expectations.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 21:02:16 | More by PaleHorse
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take_it_sleazy

Vermont

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into 16 oz. good nature snifter. Holy hell, was this one active.

A: luxiourious 3 finger head. Slight off white colored head with plenty of carbonation consistently rising up the glass. Brownish red color. Beautiful beer, but could only manage to get about 12 oz in the glass on the initial pour.

S: funky brett coming through instantly, with a mild balence of malt and hops in the background. A sweet, almost straw like smell coming through as well.

T: a real mild flavor of malt and hops. A slight sharpness that is as crisp as it is refreshing. Tartness, but nothing overpowering. This is my first Trappist beer, and so far I'm impressed.

M: a medium bodied beer with high amount of carbonation. Extremely refreshing bite as previously mentioned.

O: I'm guessing this is a good introductory Trappist beer, but I enjoyed this one very much. It was a greatly balenced bled of hops and malt, and the wild yeast works very well with the medium body. Great brew for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 01:59:47 | More by take_it_sleazy
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.91/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Orval has an exceptionally huge, spongy, off-white head, extremely thick lacing left behind, and a brilliant, orange appearance, with numerous, tight bubble streams. After swishing the bottom contents and pouring it in, one will notice a thick, descending orange-gray cloud. The aroma is of funky, sweet, pungent yeast, with an overriding horse stall smell. Taste is of some grain husk, sugar, hard candy, caramel, yeast funk, fruit, salt water taffy, and mild hops. Mouthfeel is light, prickly, and somewhat slimy, and Orval finishes sweet, rich, dry, and delicious. Overall, this is an outstanding beer, and all beer enthusiasts should try it!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 14:01:54 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Premo88

Texas

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into Orval goblet (finally connected brew with glass!)

bottled on: 8/30/2012
best by: 8/30/2017
drank: 8/8/2013

L: huge head -- biggest head I've seen from a beer poured into a goblet, well over 1/2-inch of tan foam that does not disipate quickly, very thick and full with some of the largest bubbles I've seen. the brew is murky brown/caramel.

S: light and fruity -- definite sweetness. bananas. in fact, most banana-like smell I've encountered ... big banana sweet, almost turning into a bubble gum smell. unique.

T: saisonlike -- dry white wine without the sweet finish. bananas, and showing some sweetness as it warms up; slight hints of alcohol; white wine/soured graps ... and then near the end: a passing hint of grassiness. was that hops?

F: super carbonation combined with a full but still light weight.

O: reminds me of saisons, hefeweizens, tripels but still unique, especially in the nose. the alcohol does kick in, but it definitely packs a smaller punch than the Belgian strong pale ale. overall, it's not my favorite style, but it's very easy to see the greatness in this brew ...

bonus points: the Orval fish logo is as bad-ass as they come.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 22:03:09 | More by Premo88
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cavedave

New York

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Duvel'esque topper of fine knit and long lasting off white. Brownish bronze and quite cloudy beer looks thick, all right.

Light funk and lemon tart, a touch of candy sweet, spice and herbs as well provide a fragrant treat.

Spicy lemon drops, pepper and earth, deep tart tangy funk, lingering bite. For many folks this would be overkill, for me it's a delight.

Spritzy feel, full bodied for style to say the least, unreal, but hints of resin builup make a great, not perfect, feel.

I love this beer. For true sincere.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 18:23:43 | More by cavedave
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raynmoon

California

3.44/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: light gold, orange with a huge foamy head, No lacing.

s: big, big, big grannysmith apples, saison breadiness.

t: dry, dry funky brett flavors and some sweet caramel malt. The Brett is supplying a lot of bitterness, no fruity, sweet tartness, just bitter yeast, not great.

Not as a great as some would say, maybe it's an old bottle, but I was expecting this to be bright and flavorful, but it is rather dry and bitter, the bitterness does not add anything to the beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 03:41:32 | More by raynmoon
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Jetulio

Spain

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Chalice glass from a 330 ml bottle

App – colour amber/orange but very cloudy ; a 4-finger dense beige/off-white head long lasting.

Aroma – Bread and barley with a touch of wet ground

Taste – Balanced sweetness with alcohol presencedriving to a moderate bitterness into the finish.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied. Medium/soft carbonation.

Overall - a wonderful trappist ale. To revisit again and again. Nuff said.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 11:04:25 | More by Jetulio
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 4/12/12. Best before 4/10/17.

Belgian Pale Ales are somewhat of a mystery to me – hard to nail down the style characteristics in my head. I always expect more than I actually get. That said, this is a very good and somewhat unique beer that I will always drink.

A – Pours a golden orange, cloudy (-), well carbonated, with a 4-finger dense off-white head. A very long lasting head with wonderful Belgian lacing.

S – Bready with a hint of funk, lemon/orange, hint of herbal spiciness.

T – Crisp, clean, hint of sweetness in the middle, moderate bitterness into the finish.

MF – Medium bodied. A champagne bite from the carbonation. Dry start and finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 03:19:23 | More by Sludgeman
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fizzgig

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Came in the classic Orval bottle, served in a tulip glass.

A: Medium amber, aggressive carbonation did not allow the whole bottle to be poured into the glass at once. 2-3 finger spongy head reduced to a half finger head that stuck around almost to the end.

S: Pilsner like smell, with either fig or date. Faded somewhat.

T: Strong malt with late bitterness. Date flavors.

M: Very malty with bursting carbonation.

O: This seems like a fairly strong pale ale to me, nice and malty with the best appearance I've ever seen to date. There is just some character missing that I expected from a malty trappist. Good, but pricey.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 02:12:40 | More by fizzgig
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harrymel

Washington

2.89/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Time to revisit this one.
Bottled October 2012

Standard lightly hazed honey colored ale with a huge foam cap that falls to a central dome in about ten minutes. The bubbles almost look like a perfectly toasted marshmallow. Smells of grain, hay, grass, pineapple, pear, and a little clay yeast. Flavor is bitter with a solid biscuity malt profile, some nice corn character and a hint of english cucumber muddled in there someplace. Medium on thin with nearly flat carbonation at this point and a refreshing finish. I'm torn on this beer, as I move toward more delicate beers with nuance and what I currently consider maturity in the beer - I feel like this is a good beer and understand how it's considered world class. I cannot see, however, how this manages to be a approachable beer for me, but leaves me simply empty at the end. I don't long for more, I don't take a sip and immediately want another. For these reasons I continue to steer clear of this one.

From notes verbatim on 10/28/10
A: Pale apricot ale with massive head that just keeps growing. Maybe overly carbonated? Dull clarity.
S: Lots of bretty funk. Sharp, strong, herbal. I'm fairly neutral to this one.
T: This beer is soooo bitter to me. I can't tell why. I may need to revisit this beer to make sure I'm not having an off night.
M: Very carbonated. Medium body ale.
D: I struggled to finish this beer. This makes me wonder if I simply got a bad bottle, or maybe I just am having an off night. But this is horrible.
3.5/3/1/2/1.5=1.72

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 05:28:45 | More by harrymel
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L-Ray

Manitoba (Canada)

3.39/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Grabbed one on my way out of the old liquor store. Always meaning to try more Belgian beers so no time like the present. Said it was bottled Oct 2012 but had a best before date of Oct 2017?? Wth? I'm taking my chances and letting my $3 ride.

A - Hazy copper. Poured in cold Stella glass. Freaking 3.5 fingers. Of foamy head with slow retention. How do they do that without paint shakers?
S - Smell is grassy and bready at the same time. Definite notes of sourness. Not my typical brew.
T - Dry sweet hoppy grassy flavours dominate. Carbonation is prominently on board. No real roasted malt or nuttiness. Almost dry and wine-ish.
M- Fizzy carbonated feel.
O- I don't know if its the lack of freshness but this isn't my kind of style anyway. Perhaps sitting at a tap in Brussells and not being at work would rocket this baby up the happy-meter, but I will concede I just parted with $3 in the govt coffers that didn't do me a lot in return. Stella! Stella!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 00:32:07 | More by L-Ray
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
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