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Orval Trappist Ale

Name – Orval Trappist Ale
Country – Belgium
Type – Belgian Pale Ale

Appearance – Poured a clear reddish brown color with frothy white head.

Smell – Sweet fruit smells and just a general sugary type smell.

Taste – Sweet fruits with some slight floral hops in the background and finishes with a bit of an alcohol bite.

I’ve always heard rave reviews about Orval so I knew it was time to try it for once.  While I do believe it is a very good beer, I don’t believe it is the best beer in the world (I have read that a few times from some writers).

Overall Grade – B+

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  • Reply Michael Reinhardt

    It’s certainly note the best beer in the world…maybe not even the best Trappist. I love the earthy and woody tones in Orval. I think I would still have to give it an A.

    July 6, 2009 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Scott-TheBrewClub

    This is one I’m still waiting to try. A bit expensive for a little bottle in my parts, but still it has quite the reputation as a great beer.

    July 7, 2009 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Mike

    I don’t remember exactly how much it was but I think like $3 and change a bottle. I think it is worth the price tag.

    July 7, 2009 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply Scott-TheBrewClub

    Huh, I thought it was a lot more than that. For some reason $7 was in my head..Maybe a bigger bottle? I’ll pick it up sometime in the future.

    July 7, 2009 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply swmike1095

    Having one for the first time right now. It is the ’06 vintage, just happened to find the LAST one at a local shop. I have heard so many people talk about this beer so I had to try it. A very good beer but doesn’t live up to the hype. The ticket in MI was $5.99. I have paid more for worse. I am glad to have tried it at least once.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    • Reply Mike

      @swmike1095 – Glad you got to finally give it a try. That price sounds a lot to me but maybe it was bumped a bit for the vintage of it. Next time I’m in the store I’m going to look at the actual price they have it for ans see if maybe my memory is just off on the price.

      October 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm

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