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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,177 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,177
Reviews: 2,103
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 185
Gots: 328 | 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.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 09-18-2001)
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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
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cbiskit

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-07-2014 18:33:18 | More by cbiskit
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antichuckmoore

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

07-07-2014 16:35:45 | More by antichuckmoore
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cheah

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-07-2014 00:58:55 | More by cheah
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KevinL

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-06-2014 22:39:02 | More by KevinL
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Pithy756

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-06-2014 13:23:08 | More by Pithy756
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AlvinLin

New York

5/5  rDev +19%

07-06-2014 12:09:05 | More by AlvinLin
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jawas

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-06-2014 03:26:16 | More by jawas
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jcallover34

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-06-2014 03:22:46 | More by jcallover34
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RaulMondesi

California

4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ha. Wow. Raul is giving himself fits on what he's trying to make of this one. At first, like Natalie Portman in sweatpants, it was a bit disappointing (because so much hype was there). But as Raul chilled out as he let Nick Cave serenade him, he warmed to Orval as Orval warmed for him.

First and foremost, the thang is just plum gorgeous. It has an orangish glow/hue like Emily Didinato carving a pumpkin. Then, with the taste (which let Raul down at first) is a very respectable - yet a bit sedated - funk, Belgian yeasts and grass. It's very nice, simplistic, but extremely pleasant like a girl offering to pay on the third date.

So, yes, like after said floozy that offered to pay for dinner, Raul wouldn't mind seeing this one again and again!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 01:21:30 | More by RaulMondesi
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risteardj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-05-2014 02:12:55 | More by risteardj
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Dreizhen

France

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-04-2014 22:51:40 | More by Dreizhen
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-04-2014 14:23:24 | More by sammyg832
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andreshp


4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-04-2014 08:29:03 | More by andreshp
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

07-04-2014 02:20:53 | More by groleau
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RiverCityBeerGuy

Virginia

4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from Sweet T's in Duck, NC. Bottled on 2/29/12, best before 3/1/17. Pours a gorgeous clear dark amber with 3 fingers of light khaki colored head.

Aroma is funk, lemon, funk, raisin, funk and funk.

Flavor is very clean, a little sour. Taste lime, green grapes and flavor that my uninitiated tongue still only knows as Brett. Caramel flavors on the back end.

This is a journey of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 17:37:52 | More by RiverCityBeerGuy
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Farren

France

5/5  rDev +19%

07-03-2014 17:16:20 | More by Farren
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geoperez

Mexico

5/5  rDev +19%

07-03-2014 15:38:08 | More by geoperez
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mccorvey

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-03-2014 01:37:00 | More by mccorvey
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

07-02-2014 23:57:05 | More by TastyAdventure
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Zorko

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-02-2014 20:35:21 | More by Zorko
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Pagz09

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-02-2014 14:42:59 | More by Pagz09
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,177 ratings.