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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,164 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,164
Reviews: 2,102
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 182
Gots: 322 | 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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JokineAugustus

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-15-2013 00:39:44 | More by JokineAugustus
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-22-2013 01:30:15 | More by lgmol
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AWB3

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-31-2014 21:32:50 | More by AWB3
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haazer

Pennsylvania

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

Poured into my Tulip glass. Bottled on 22/4/10, about 6 months ago, which I heard is the best time for Orval.

A- Offwhite, tan head. Big bubbles throughout. Leaves a little bit of lacing on sides of glass. Head explodes up the glass as you pour. Probably shouldn't have chose a Tulip. Head eventually settles onto a orange, tea colored brew. Cloudy, hard to see through.

S- Very different smell to this beer. Not used to it, but I'm guessing that might be the brett? Has an outdoor, inside of a barn type smell, with hay. Underneath that character is some fruits, and hints of yeast.

T- Sweet, kind of reminds me of an orange or tangerine jolly rancher candy. Aftertaste becomes sweet, and then sour. A taste that I can't define at all, I guess would be the brett.

M- Incredibly smooth. Tangy. This beer kind of leaves a funny feeling in the back of my throat, not uncomfortable though.

D- Good mouthfeel, very smooth brew, can't really taste the alcohol. I let this beer warm a little, but I think its actually better colder IMO. Although I do have to say I like it more as I drink it.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 03:45:58 | More by haazer
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SloppyJoeWasAMan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-22-2014 23:33:10 | More by SloppyJoeWasAMan
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-28-2012 00:05:27 | More by polishkaz
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huntermop

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-26-2014 19:27:01 | More by huntermop
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-03-2014 13:15:50 | More by Knoxrb12
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Chemister

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-09-2014 19:01:52 | More by Chemister
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thomda11

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-20-2014 23:11:11 | More by thomda11
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RandyPuckett

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-02-2013 03:12:32 | More by RandyPuckett
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Zorora

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-05-2013 00:48:02 | More by Zorora
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Jackal

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-26-2013 05:32:22 | More by Jackal
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snansel

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-30-2014 00:52:19 | More by snansel
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Chrash16

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-19-2013 00:28:40 | More by Chrash16
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bkrbdan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-05-2013 23:52:06 | More by bkrbdan
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cburns48

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-18-2013 14:56:17 | More by cburns48
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-13-2013 03:58:48 | More by sirsteve42
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cmoody91

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-08-2013 23:12:22 | More by cmoody91
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-12-2012 21:18:56 | More by Archemedies
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KingSlayer

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-03-2014 04:26:55 | More by KingSlayer
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schimschim

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-25-2014 06:42:18 | More by schimschim
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GClarkage

California

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

12/31/05- Purchased at Weimax Liquors in Burlingame, CA.

Presentation- 11.2oz funky and cool shaped bottle. Bottled on and best by date on the neck of the label. Poured into my Duchesse chalice.

Appearance- Golden in color with a cloudy haze. Larger spritzy off white, maybe yellow in color looking full 3/4 inch head. Great lacing left behind as I drink the last drop in the glass.

Smell- Lots of sweet and sour spices with a barnyard type scent. A tad musky. Maybe some citrus notes such as lemon rind noted.

Taste- More sour than sweet. A really hefty amount of citrus with lemon rind being the foremost. White pepper and other spices fill the void with some powdered sugar to round out the sweetness.

Mouthfeel- Well carbonated...very Duvel-esque. Almost like a kind of champagne. Very puckering and drying.

Drinkability- Because of the carbonation level it's a tad less drinkable for me, but not because the flavor was bad. Orval brings back nice memories as it was the first Belgian beer I ever had back in 2002. I remember liking it then, but I don't remember it tasting like this. Guess my pallete has really grown from 3 years ago.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2006 18:17:13 | More by GClarkage
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stogirelli

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-05-2014 21:51:00 | More by stogirelli
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Peter_L

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-09-2014 20:53:52 | More by Peter_L
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,164 ratings.