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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,494 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,494
Reviews: 2,128
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 218
Gots: 443 | 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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3/5  rDev -28.6%

JScoot, Monday at 07:48 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

This is one of my favorite beers of all time. When you poor the beer into it's glass it's an orange-esque hue, yet it's first tastes are one of a darker beer, but as you exhale you can taste the hops. Man. Its one of those beers you have to try in your life time. love it!

LeDirtyPanda, Monday at 11:42 AM
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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.28/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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1.25/5  rDev -70.2%

Purchased in Vermont for $5.99. Have not had this beer since 1980 and now I know why.

Appearance: Looks like a standard solid beer, nice head.
Mouthfeel: A bit over carbonated, but not the problem.
Body: Not watery, but not the problem.
Smell: I am not a fan of sours and this smells bitter and sour.
Taste: Bitter, sour and very dry.

Overall: Just don't get this one, and I get a lot of things. Will wait another 35 years before trying again- or maybe not. If I was on a beach, on a hot summer day and this choice was warm Orval or warm Bud- I would take the Orval, but under no other circumstances.

Flashy, Nov 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
94 out of 100 based on 4,494 ratings.