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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,500 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,500
Reviews: 2,128
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 218
Gots: 446 | FT: 12
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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

factoide, Oct 28, 2014
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Pinioned, Oct 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Huge foamy pour nets 5 fingers of fluffy white head. Head falls slowly to a skimcoat without leaving any lacing. A rusty golden hue is slightly cloudy. The aroma is distinctive with sour apple, medicinal, spicy Belgian funk, fruity, and some lemony notes. The taste follows with the Belgian funk and medicinal, fruit, bandaid, also tart then ending with a surprising bitterness. Not sure if it's from lots of hops though. Maybe the yeast? Very unique taste. Effervescent, crisp, light and refreshing. I was surprised by the drinkability. This went down the gullet quickly. I tried this beer in the 1980's and poured it. I liked Chimay but thought the Orval went bad. Nowadays I fully appreciate unique Belgian flavors. This reminds me of Rayon Vert which is good!

312HopBomb, Oct 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

ordybill, Oct 26, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -1%

polyphemus39, Oct 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

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khrx4u, Oct 24, 2014
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Ewhite2121, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

OnryAndMean, Oct 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

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BobMessina, Oct 21, 2014
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The_Beer_Shark, Oct 20, 2014
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moshea, Oct 20, 2014
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,500 ratings.