1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Orval Trappist AleOrval Trappist Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,267 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,267
Reviews: 2,106
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 196
Gots: 372 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Orval Trappist Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,267 | Reviews: 2,106 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TomRB
TomRB

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

04-02-2012 18:23:38 | More by TomRB
Photo of C63AMG
C63AMG

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-02-2012 15:12:59 | More by C63AMG
Photo of Antnyd82
Antnyd82

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-02-2012 04:29:34 | More by Antnyd82
Photo of pastafarian
pastafarian

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-01-2012 22:52:55 | More by pastafarian
Photo of gcgarcia
gcgarcia

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-01-2012 22:40:57 | More by gcgarcia
Photo of guitarsnbeer
guitarsnbeer

New York

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

04-01-2012 18:05:00 | More by guitarsnbeer
Photo of Dweedlebug
Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-01-2012 14:20:49 | More by Dweedlebug
Photo of raythealeman
raythealeman

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-01-2012 02:58:26 | More by raythealeman
Photo of Supergenious
Supergenious

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

04-01-2012 02:11:48 | More by Supergenious
Photo of Brushkanna
Brushkanna

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-01-2012 00:28:23 | More by Brushkanna
Photo of KevdoggNasty
KevdoggNasty


4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-31-2012 22:43:56 | More by KevdoggNasty
Photo of TheResidentialOP
TheResidentialOP

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-31-2012 20:34:23 | More by TheResidentialOP
Photo of StoicBeast
StoicBeast

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-31-2012 10:57:03 | More by StoicBeast
Photo of DBosco
DBosco

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-31-2012 04:14:09 | More by DBosco
Photo of Falynn
Falynn

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-31-2012 03:27:20 | More by Falynn
Photo of seanballs
seanballs

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

03-31-2012 00:05:17 | More by seanballs
Photo of adamcthomp
adamcthomp

Spain

5/5  rDev +19%

03-30-2012 16:48:52 | More by adamcthomp
Photo of julian89
julian89

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -13.1%

Poured from bottle into Belgian goblet.
Appearance: Beautiful golden amber, great flow, 1/4" head with no lacing.
Smell: Light malt sweetness, strong pear smell with weak citrus notes. Maybe a little white grape as well.
Mouthfeel: Quite frothy and very light. I was expecting a thicker viscosity.
Taste: Pretty good, not the best Trappist as of yet. Yeasty flavor, citrus, pear, grape, and light alcohol.
Overall: Decent light Belgium. The carbonation takes away from the taste and feel.

03-29-2012 17:56:28 | More by julian89
Photo of gleemonger
gleemonger

California

5/5  rDev +19%

03-29-2012 02:15:27 | More by gleemonger
Photo of DexterP236
DexterP236


4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-29-2012 02:04:35 | More by DexterP236
Photo of msgraceffa
msgraceffa


5/5  rDev +19%

03-29-2012 01:10:56 | More by msgraceffa
Photo of beerhorn12
beerhorn12

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-28-2012 23:43:57 | More by beerhorn12
Photo of Bergysmalls
Bergysmalls


4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-28-2012 17:06:21 | More by Bergysmalls
Photo of brewbaker
brewbaker

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-28-2012 01:02:07 | More by brewbaker
Photo of polishkaz
polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-28-2012 00:05:27 | More by polishkaz
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,267 ratings.