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

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BA SCORE
4.21/5
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5,435 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
Belgium
orval.be

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#988
Reviews:
2,353
Ratings:
5,435
pDev:
12.35%
Bros Score:
4.92
 
 
Wants:
361
Gots:
934
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 5,435 |  Reviews: 2,353
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Frothy, tan shaded head, four fingers; caramel complexion (beautiful color), suspended malt

Smell: Banana, coriander, malty, sweet apricot

Taste: sharp on tongue tip,smooth mid-palate and bitter on backside, wonderful finish and lasting aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, difficult to taste beer because of carbonation

Overall: a good beer, but a bit disappointed because I feel this brew is over rated. 11.2 fl oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass, initially sharp, smooth and drawn-out finish. I would recommend this beer with slightly lower expectations.

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4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Orval Trappist Ale from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 5,435 ratings
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