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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,179 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,179
Reviews: 2,104
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 188
Gots: 330 | 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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ixodus

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-30-2012 21:02:07 | More by ixodus
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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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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-30-2012 12:56:50 | More by fostachild
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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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astrickland


3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

04-29-2012 16:11:46 | More by astrickland
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RES

New York

5/5  rDev +19%

04-29-2012 01:15:11 | More by RES
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Jase2280

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-28-2012 20:17:03 | More by Jase2280
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: The beer poured a hazy, orange that produced an amazing, dense, thick, rocky head that was retained throughout the beer.

S: The aroma was mainly yeasty and malty sweet with hints of citrus and perhaps an earthy aroma, grass or flower.

T: The taste of the beer is outstanding, exactly what I would expect for this style. A very nice Belgian yeast flavor with nice hints of the citrus hops that had a nice bit to it that finished with a nice long lasting dry finish. The beer also had a slight taste of alcohol as the beer warmed.

Overall, this is an excellent beer that was extremely easy to drink. It was smooth and crisp and a lighter body than most Belgian beers. Back to the beer store to pick up more. A must try for anyone who loves good Belgian beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 17:51:42 | More by PhillyStyle
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abrodsky

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

04-27-2012 11:46:44 | More by abrodsky
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od_sf

California

5/5  rDev +19%

04-27-2012 03:27:08 | More by od_sf
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carlitosbronson1

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-26-2012 02:30:16 | More by carlitosbronson1
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-24-2012 13:51:33 | More by tenacioustomato
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fisherbray

Florida

5/5  rDev +19%

04-24-2012 08:28:47 | More by fisherbray
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Swim424

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into ommegang chalice

A-pours a beautiful gold/orange with a fat fluffy head so large couldn't do it in one straight pour. The head looks like a creamy cloud floating on top on a beautiful golden river.

S-Nice fruity scent, seems to be a mix between malt and yeast scents. Maybe a hint of spicy hops, or some sort of spice.

turning on some Clapton to enjoy this one to. "and i say yes, you look wonderful tonight" sounds like this beer.

T-A bit citrusy, definitely a malty beer. Very spicy hop at the end. Not bitter at all though. Very citrusy malt up front bringing the citrus out towards the middle, while introducing a spice note to build into the finish.

MF-Nice medium body, a bit creamy on the aftertaste but with a dryness in the mouth.

O-I have never had a belgian pale ale before. I have had a handful of other belgians though and this is much different. Not in a bad way though. I think this is a pretty good beer overall, nothing incredible, I would prefer an amercan pale ale, but this is still a very fine beer I wouldn't mind having at anytime.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 07:26:12 | More by Swim424
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottled on 12-30-2009 and best before 12-30-2014.

Appearance - Poured only half the bottle and it foamed over the top.. 2 inches of soapy looking foam, dissipating very slowly. The color is copper.

Smell - Dark fruits and bitterness is most dominant. Also earthy and has a little funky/musty aroma. I think I smell some clove too.

Taste - Very bitter.. with floral hops. Citrus, tartiness, clove, and some other spices.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with high carbonation.

Overall - Not really what I was expecting. I'd like it better without the spices.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 04:05:39 | More by jsisko01
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Jsmitty1967

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-24-2012 02:27:33 | More by Jsmitty1967
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ShawnB816


3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-24-2012 00:07:45 | More by ShawnB816
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volta

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-23-2012 02:08:38 | More by volta
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yodedawg

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-23-2012 00:44:34 | More by yodedawg
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-23-2012 00:22:09 | More by Pdrufo
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-22-2012 15:14:43 | More by rale
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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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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-20-2012 01:34:37 | More by BeerBucks
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jisak74


4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-19-2012 21:44:27 | More by jisak74
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

04-19-2012 17:08:05 | More by RobertJBeer
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,179 ratings.