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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

4,265 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,265
Reviews: 2,106
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 196
Gots: 369 | 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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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%

10-28-2012 22:29:45 | More by SakellariosVouvalis
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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
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-25-2013 23:01:00 | More by Pelicanrocks
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TheDTrain

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Picked up this one at Sendiks in Wauwatosa. Bottled on 3-5-10. Poured into a tulip.

This is my second attempt at Trappist Orval. This one MUST be drank at room temp. I made the mistake the first time. With all the action-packed foam, the light orange Belgian Pale ale took 20 minutes just to pour! Crisp uplifting aroma of earthy tones, orange, lemon.. Taste is mild yeast with citrus and mikd funk which is a bit challenging to the tastebuds. Very dry champagne-like finish.

Excellent high quality brew. To be consumed slowly and enjoy!

01-15-2011 21:32:14 | More by TheDTrain
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crownrl28

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-30-2012 23:26:08 | More by crownrl28
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-19-2013 01:52:17 | More by LotsofLupulin
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-28-2014 02:20:41 | More by KCBeerNerd
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mrcraft

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-19-2014 18:23:38 | More by mrcraft
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-31-2013 16:31:17 | More by griffeyb
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-09-2014 19:10:37 | More by DavidHume
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vickersspitfire

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-20-2013 06:55:51 | More by vickersspitfire
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jaydoc

Kansas

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tln13

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-20-2012 20:58:11 | More by tln13
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campfirebrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-12-2013 00:52:18 | More by campfirebrew
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ekempey

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Served from a bottle (6/27/11 exp.) into a pint glass, a very nice dark golden color, with apples on the nose. Poured gently and created a huge off white head. At first it tastes very fruity, with distinct colors of apples, cider, and other fuits as well as a twinge of cinnamon. A very interesting after taste lingered after the first sip. The head eventually dissolved into a 1 finger constant, with lacing down the side of the glass. The beer is just carbonated enough, and not too overly done. Mouthfeel was great, the beer just rolled around, and did not want to go down. I would buy this beer again, I just hope the store I go to keeps carrying it.

12-17-2006 04:09:33 | More by ekempey
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Jimbolikesbeer


4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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KSMONHNYIL

Illinois

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06-24-2014 15:03:28 | More by KSMONHNYIL
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-17-2012 06:36:54 | More by OregonGrown7
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,265 ratings.