Petite Orval | Brasserie d'Orval S.A.

Petite OrvalPetite Orval
BA SCORE
92.5%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 53 ratings
Petite OrvalPetite Orval
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,466
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
53
Liked:
49
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
12.05%
Alströms:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
7
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of chippo33
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gregaroo
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11-19-16 - Toured the Abbey today, picked up a box of 12 bottles and then went to lunch at the nearby Le Guardian Angel. They served an Orval on tap into their signature green label goblet.

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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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1.73/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

From trade with BenBreeg. In Teku glass. Playing Tomb Raider 2015. Lots of foam although not gushing. Very acid in nose. Less acid in mouth but still not a thing I can enjoy. Wont miss they dont bottle it anymore but Im happy to have the chance of trying it

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4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrfehon33
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zet
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only available at the cafe at the abbey of Orval. It looks like an ordinary Orval (can an Orval be ordinary?), but with green letters on the glass instead of blue ones, giving it a 'limited-edition aura'. Smell of yeast and malt. The taste is where this beer differs from the regular Orval. Due to the lower abv and serving temperature, the hops have their chance to shine. Very good hoppy taste of flowers and grass. As this beer warms up, it gets an aftertaste of grapefruit I tend to associate with IPA's. Guess the Orval monks are hopheads avant-le-lettre. Very good beer. By itself, not worth an entire trip to Belgian Luxembourg, but if you happen to be around, be sure to drop by and visit the abbey as well.

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4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow-orange and a big fluffy white head. Looks like Orval.

The hops pop out floral and fruity. Not as yeast driven as I'm used to in Orval but I'm sure it's fresh on tap at the cafe here. Touch of sweetness to it. Bready. Dry.

Light on body with a nice bitterness.

Wonderful to be ably to try this. Super enjoyable beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

2010 bottle, consumed in 2014. What a delicious beer. A lighter version of the Orval we all know and love, but with its own complexities.

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4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Medium brown, like the hide of a deer. On top stands 2 fingers of cappuccino like head holding great retention. Its cloudy and the carbonation is not visible.

S: Apple sauce, apple candy, creamy.

T: Fresh, so fresh. The taste of apple candy, with almost no sweetness, a slight breadiness, a little sour, hops are fresh and bright almost citrus like as in a much milder version of a west coast ipa’s.

M: Thick body, slight jam and bread (syrupy and bready) medium low carbonation.

O: Drank Dec 6th, 2013 at L’Ange Gardien outside Orval Abbey on site in Belgium. Had with a croquette made of Orval's cheese. Incredibly fresh bready, great balance of sweet and sour, bready and bitter. The last of my Trappist Abbeys in Benelux to visit. Celebrating now having visited all 7 abbeys, 3 of them today! Had on tap.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Petite Orval from Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
Beer rating: 92.5% out of 100 with 53 ratings
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