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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,174 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,174
Reviews: 2,103
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 184
Gots: 327 | 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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Los1324

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-15-2013 23:57:50 | More by Los1324
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Givemebeer

Vermont

5/5  rDev +19%

01-26-2014 01:52:34 | More by Givemebeer
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pastramionrye7

Germany

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-17-2013 00:43:22 | More by pastramionrye7
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Amerikon

California

3/5  rDev -28.6%

04-07-2013 02:46:47 | More by Amerikon
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19%

09-12-2012 16:41:34 | More by yossarian14
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jkermitj

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-08-2012 23:25:47 | More by jkermitj
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Nutwood

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

09-14-2012 15:30:53 | More by Nutwood
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goldbot

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 13 Nov. 2008. Best by 13 Nov. 2010.

Pale copper with loads of silky white head. Tons of carbonation; nice clarity and great head retention.

Aroma has plenty of Belgian yeast spice notes, some clove and definitely spicy coriander. Lemony citrus aromas and some other fruity notes. Underlying this is a definite nice earthy funk aroma.

More spicy yeast notes, the definitive Belgian trappist flavor. Paired with very musty, earthy and funky Brett notes. The flavor is brightened nicely with a lemony acidity.

Crisp and well carbonated, silky. The earthy Brett characteristics make for a very heavy body that is somewhat fatiguing to the palate.

A lovely brew all around. Great yeast and spicy notes; and the Brett pairs quite nicely with the brighter acidic and fruity notes.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 01:41:32 | More by goldbot
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BitteBier

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a beautiful, active pour. Golden amber with a monstrous head reminiscent of a (root) beer float. Active carbonation on the way up and swirls of sediment on the way down. Subtle, clean grain smell with spiciness on the fringes. Eminently smooth texture with a complex palate that ranges from a sweet, malty start to a very crisp middle and dry, warm finish. A very pleasant find.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2003 14:13:57 | More by BitteBier
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-10-2014 23:04:13 | More by wvbrewcrew
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-09-2013 03:33:02 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-26-2013 03:13:10 | More by bigbeerfan
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Bsetz

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

11-07-2013 02:49:06 | More by Bsetz
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bfields4

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very large but tight white head great retention and lace. Clear filtered golden body.

Funky Belgian yeast and spices, green apples, and lemony citrus.

Acidic bitterness citrus and lemony tastes present throughout. Apples and spices are present here as well. A nice dry wine-like finish.

Nice complex beer. A very special brew. High carbonation. The booze is present, but it only adds to the complexity and nice dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 02:40:36 | More by bfields4
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MaineMike

Maine

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-24-2011 05:44:37 | More by MaineMike
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bca115

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-02-2013 23:12:37 | More by bca115
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nollie77

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-16-2013 04:16:23 | More by nollie77
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Flashyspoons

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-03-2013 08:11:00 | More by Flashyspoons
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Spineypanda

Texas

4.97/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy golden amber, with a billowing head that is made up of the most refined looking bubbles.
Smells of horse sweat, tart apples, and lemon with a serious undertone of so many smells it will take me a few times to pull them out.
With a seriously bubbly mouth feel, it has a nice effect on the belly.
First taste to hit the tongue is the sour citrus which you taste almost immediately on the end of your tongue. Tartness that was smelled is picked up from maybe the hops.

So much more to the beer than what I have written but one of the best if not the best I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 01:17:52 | More by Spineypanda
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fisherbray

Florida

5/5  rDev +19%

04-24-2012 08:28:47 | More by fisherbray
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-19-2014 23:01:57 | More by DLS168
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19%

08-09-2013 19:22:05 | More by ThrashMaster
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justforrazors

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

05-10-2013 01:29:13 | More by justforrazors
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squack

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-04-2013 09:54:08 | More by squack
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goz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dated 20-06-2007 on the bottle.

Pours hazy orange in color, huge white head that lasts and lasts, leaving sheets of lacing the whole way down. Aroma is very strong, lots of yeast (barnyard, dough, some cheese), some perfume, flower, and grass from the hops, and some spiciness. Flavor starts with some of the perfume coming through, turns slightly sour, ends with some herbal grassy hop flavor. Body is medium, and ends dry as can be.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2003 09:58:18 | More by goz
Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
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