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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

4,148 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,148
Reviews: 2,100
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 180
Gots: 317 | 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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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-23-2013 07:11:23 | More by mportnoy
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NeMe

Italy

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-07-2013 21:50:04 | More by NeMe
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Asgeirr

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

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

Appearance: Orval Trappists pours a amber-to-ochre colour along with a massive cream white crown which diminishes quite slowly and leaves plenty of lacing on the side.

Smell: Sweet and flowery, like a peach bubble-gum on a virgins butt. Some yeast can be hinted in the background.

Taste: Yeasty fruitiness along with a sour finish, greatly mellifluous to the smell.

Mouthfeel: Medium full and rather rough to the palate, the carbonation brings a fresh sensation, without being blatantly upfront.

Drinkability: I surely enjoyed this one, and it deserves recommendation due to the flavour-to-scent resonance and overall high character- On a side note worth mentioning is the fact that it's very similar to a Biere de Garde, (or is it vice versa?)

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 20:59:46 | More by Asgeirr
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NWHopinator

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-13-2014 23:09:37 | More by NWHopinator
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Andonato

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-26-2013 07:59:40 | More by Andonato
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ale207

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-21-2012 17:47:40 | More by ale207
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-20-2012 09:19:32 | More by CarolinaKev
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BillyTWilliams

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-30-2012 15:26:33 | More by BillyTWilliams
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jmtpi

France

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-28-2012 17:46:15 | More by jmtpi
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M27

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-19-2012 02:14:24 | More by M27
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jrand2621

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-02-2014 11:52:54 | More by jrand2621
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dctriman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-16-2013 16:01:47 | More by dctriman
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Xandrose

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-12-2013 03:52:28 | More by Xandrose
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-28-2013 16:58:07 | More by drewone
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johnnye1981

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-23-2012 05:37:23 | More by johnnye1981
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-30-2012 01:36:58 | More by martyl1000
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-31-2013 03:08:10 | More by mmmaaattt
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mbabble

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-18-2013 23:24:14 | More by mbabble
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boqonx

Hong Kong

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-18-2014 08:29:35 | More by boqonx
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BMoney575

Texas

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

Sampled on 4-16-08
Bottled on 11-14-06
Best before 11-14-11

Pours a very cool neon orange color, with an immense white head that settles to about two inches, and stops. Looks awesome in a Duvel tulip.

Smell is funky and Belgian, spicy and sour, with lots of pine and ripe fruit. There's an off, fermented quality that I can't quite place.

Taste is surprisingly light, a little sour at first, a little bready in the middle, and a nice hop bitterness to balance out the end. A fruity and very dry white wine flavor lasts in the finish.

Mouthfeel is outstanding, super carbonated and light to add to the sharp flavors.

Drinkability is very good, this a hugely easy to drink and refreshing brew.

Overall, impressive. Very light, but flavorful in all the right places. I don't know how age would effect it, but it seems fresh even after 1.5 years.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2008 00:15:35 | More by BMoney575
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-26-2013 22:12:16 | More by phishphorce
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flexabull

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe I have never reviewed this. I am not even sure if I have ever even had this!

Pours a bright hazy gold color with a huge rocky white head.

Aromas are of light brett funk, some vinegar, spices, and orange citrus.

Taste is light on the mouth, but quite flavorful. Some very slightly sweet creamy malts, dusty, flour, dough, and light funk. Finish is smooth, with some crispness, a dry feel, lemon zest and light mineral hops.

Mouthfeel is kind of thin, and a little watery. Not bad though.

Drinkability is really good. Very complex and tasty Belgian Pale. I could drink a few of these, but the price is a little steep for a small bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 03:41:36 | More by flexabull
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Vigilante

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-15-2013 05:10:33 | More by Vigilante
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Scamboogery

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-05-2014 18:19:52 | More by Scamboogery
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SlamLord

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-19-2014 03:39:55 | More by SlamLord
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,148 ratings.