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

5,360 Ratings
Orval Trappist AleOrval Trappist Ale

Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Orval S.A.

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

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.

Added by Bierman9 on 09-18-2001

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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into an Orval chalice. Beer was a light brown color, with a two-finger, foamy, off-white head. Moderate carbonation and tons of lacing around the glass. Glorious!

Aroma was funky brett, some floral notes and very faint citrus.

Taste was slightly hoppy, caramel, grass, citrus, and a touch of funk and yeast. Dry finish.

Bottle is 16 months old and has aged very well. Love the hints of Brett in the nose. Complex and flavorful beer. This is delish.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this last night after a LONG time without having one. $5 at Stoney's liquor store in Indianapolis. Great beer, I really enjoyed it. Has a nice sourness and dry hop presence. Poured REALLY foamy, had to let it settle 2-3 times to get the tall drinking glass filled. This is a classic, no doubt about it. I love the simple presentation of the label, and (rarely for me) the lack of a totally in your face flavor. This has a nice subtlety. Its hard to beat when it comes to Belgians if you're looking for something on the dryer side. Thanks for reading. Drink one soon.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A - Nice amber color with a huge head that I thought might spill out of my tulip. Tons of lacing.

S - Slight lemony citrus. Lots of ripe plum and clove.

T - Lots of ripe banana and plum. Very sweet malt. Slight hoppiness. Hides alcohol well.

M - Mild carbonation and medium body.

O - Very drinkable.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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2/5  rDev -52.2%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
4.18 out of 5 based on 5,360 ratings.
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