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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

4,318 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,318
Reviews: 2,112
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 201
Gots: 389 | FT: 8
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

SteveB24, Sep 07, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +6.7%

BrunEngr, Sep 07, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +14.3%

Mattlb82, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Srkolodn
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Serving: Bottle
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: This one looks like an IIPA to me, Hazy, Dark orange in color
Aroma: a clear Farmhouse aroma, slight citrus undertones
Taste: A nice complex array of flavors, I pull from this mostly earthy notes. Similar to a funky saison.
Mouthfeel: Medium.
Overall: Really enjoyed this, feel like its a staple for the belgian style pales.

Srkolodn, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Rickus, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Wrex68
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Wrex68, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

My third Belgian Pale Ale and I've decided it just isn't "my thing". Another underscore to the mean.

Cloudy orange.
Yeast and fruit to the nose.
An initial sweetness led to sour and then musty yeast followed by a hit of bitter.
Good to moderate density. Very boozy.

I took far too long to finish this one.

vinicole, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

EdFed, Sep 06, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +11.9%

LodiRigglesbee, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

djura, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Igormatos, Sep 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

twinshen, Sep 05, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%

sirhc3034, Sep 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

ebeye, Sep 04, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -25.7%

Shappey, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Moses_Malone, Sep 03, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%

Ngntjp, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Kegbeerd, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

akang, Sep 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

Drahtschwein, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

mattfancett, Sep 01, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -1%

AdamNowek, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Roxie_B
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Serving: Bottle
Glassware: Pint
Appearance: Hazy and a dark honey with amber highlights
Aroma: Citrusy
Taste: Sourdough, vegetables (is that…asparagus?!), damp earth, pears, grape leaf and lots of hay. Oh and brettanomyces expressed mostly as earthy and grassy tastes. This is a whole world of stuff going on.
Mouthfeel: All around medium.
Overall: I love this one. I taste something different with every sip.
Caveat Emptor: Dirty pear burps will haunt you later.

Roxie_B, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Fellysmarts, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Cynic-ale, Aug 31, 2014
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,318 ratings.