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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,154 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,154
Reviews: 2,101
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 180
Gots: 319 | 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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juliendesrochers

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-19-2013 13:16:29 | More by juliendesrochers
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flayedandskinned

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-07-2012 06:11:53 | More by flayedandskinned
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-05-2013 14:13:45 | More by hiphopj5
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mattyb85

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-01-2012 01:19:07 | More by mattyb85
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Gerasimos

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-28-2014 21:44:20 | More by Gerasimos
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buddabuga

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-04-2013 03:54:31 | More by buddabuga
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cwd

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-15-2012 03:17:43 | More by cwd
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DougT

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-18-2012 05:00:04 | More by DougT
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-08-2013 01:25:33 | More by Keith_R
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maynard713

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-15-2012 23:45:30 | More by maynard713
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a brownish orange with enormous amounts of big fluffy head. The head slowly winds itself down, but leaves its mark all over the glass.

Smell is... different. Smells very fresh, almost a melon or apple aroma. It makes me think of a candle store with a rack of scented candles on display.

Taste is tart up front, I can't put my finger on what the flavours are comparable to. There is a finish of spicyness(though not a lot), then the hops take over nicely. Citrus tastes in the middle for sure. There seems to be a lot to it, but I can't pin down the distinct flavours.

The mouthfeel is bang on for the style, a little bit of body and healthy dose of carbonation. I find myself getting through this beer rather quickly, it certainly is an easy drink.

I like it, sucks that it is even more pricey then Duvel here....

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2004 04:17:06 | More by elricorico
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JamLand

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-28-2013 00:01:56 | More by JamLand
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Skwisgaar

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-05-2013 05:45:03 | More by Skwisgaar
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-26-2012 14:39:20 | More by crosenkrantz
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trappistlover

Arizona

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

(11.2oz bottle-bottled 5.19.2010). Pours a hazy apricot color with a chunky white head and active carbonation. Nice lacing. The beer is almost one year old and seems to have lost its hop aroma. I’m mostly getting some sour, funkiness with some berries. Taste is tart-not quite sour-but the hops are there, albeit faint. Medium bodied with creamy texture. Finish is bitter and dry. My tastes have changed a great deal since I last had an orval and I like it much more now. It’s taken a loooong time for me to get into sour (or sourish) beers

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 05:15:02 | More by trappistlover
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oso

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-23-2012 00:07:41 | More by oso
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bkonk10

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-15-2012 23:45:23 | More by bkonk10
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sammo

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-07-2012 02:21:22 | More by sammo
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-27-2012 23:13:13 | More by trevorpost
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SakellariosVouvalis

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Ajlvt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-17-2013 23:21:09 | More by Ajlvt
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nyrblue2

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-30-2013 23:46:11 | More by nyrblue2
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Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-14-2012 01:32:39 | More by Mattgruv
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-31-2013 13:56:41 | More by BeastLU
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-17-2014 23:12:51 | More by Hendrick24
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,154 ratings.