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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

4,261 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,261
Reviews: 2,105
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 196
Gots: 364 | 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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BrentLinkin

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-08-2014 16:53:37 | More by BrentLinkin
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pknyc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-13-2013 15:16:12 | More by pknyc
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-06-2013 16:19:02 | More by ChipMurray
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mitlinks

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-03-2013 15:27:48 | More by mitlinks
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-30-2014 20:11:13 | More by Canada_Dan
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Rohkey

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-03-2013 02:16:48 | More by Rohkey
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-28-2013 01:47:16 | More by kevgod
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robertmitchum

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-24-2013 09:17:08 | More by robertmitchum
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Tumble

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-23-2012 21:12:49 | More by Tumble
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nollie77

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-16-2013 04:16:23 | More by nollie77
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ejyoung

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-22-2013 19:02:02 | More by ejyoung
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Klebe

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-21-2013 19:54:52 | More by Klebe
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bholt5

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-23-2014 03:35:41 | More by bholt5
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BWH999

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-21-2013 03:36:31 | More by BWH999
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hefemeyer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-08-2014 23:00:41 | More by hefemeyer
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-16-2013 20:59:42 | More by DarthKostrizer
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patre_tim

China

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-23-2014 03:05:42 | More by patre_tim
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-10-2013 14:41:02 | More by Caudalie
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mntlover

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours a beautiful hazy dark peach color some bubbles rising to feed a creamy fluffy massive head restin on top of this baby. Looks oh so tasty.

Aroma is fruity pear, grapes, tangerines and bananas mixed with spice on a bready malt background, soothing soft aroma.

Taste is wow big not soft like the smell. Lots of carbonation from the start gives the malt and fruit a kick in the pants so to speak. Nice and fruity malt finishes with some good peppery spice, clove and some herbal hops lend some bitterness and the yeast add some earthy dirt like flavors in the finish also. This is a nice Belgian Pale Ale one of the better ones that I have had.

Mouthfeel is good almost medium, almost creamy, the nice zesty carbonation gives the flavors an added boost.

Drinkability is good enjoyed this one more then normal.

08-28-2005 19:37:27 | More by mntlover
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-12-2013 18:59:14 | More by ackeeper
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straightlambic

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-18-2013 22:56:45 | More by straightlambic
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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Bottle poured into my Chimay chalice. This will be my first experience with Orval.

A: Pours a hazy orange color, darker than most Belgian Pales I've personallyu come across, with a huge (2+ finger) lively white head on top. 4.5

S: Yeasty, spicy, and lemon-zest shine through. 4.0.

T: Smooth at first, with notes of yeast and earthiness. Hops add some bitterness in the middle, and the taste finishes with a lingering lemon-zest that accompanies the hops nicely.

This is particularly well-balanced. Not quite as *bright* as Bruery Mischief with it's hops, but has a stronger earthy/lemony presence throughout. 4.5

M: Light and smooth, with lively carbonation levels. The finish? It almost disappears, leaving just a hint of earth and lemon zest on the tongue. Rather pleasing. 4.0

D/O: I can see why this beer gets such good reviews. It's very well balanced, full of flavor, and easy to enjoy. It didn't hold up quite as well as I would have hoped as it warmed, but I could follow this up with another and be happy. I will be repeating. 4.5

07-28-2011 00:45:36 | More by psuKinger
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rdub

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-06-2013 16:17:24 | More by rdub
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-17-2014 17:53:44 | More by CCutch
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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-29-2013 02:27:40 | More by IcemanCometh
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,261 ratings.