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Abbaye de Notre-Dame d'Orval
B-6823 Villers-devant-Orval
Telephone: +32 (0) 61 31 10 60
Brewer: Anne-Françoise Pypaert
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Opened: 1931

U.S. Importer: Merchant du Vin

Contributors: J-C Scholtes, Mario Kornmesser, Richard R Tinurelli

Possibly established in the 11th century, Orval has been brewing continuously since 1931.

Updated: July 19, 2020


Beer List

  • 4.50% abv.

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    6.20% abv.
    • Date: December 17, 2005 (#5804)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Spirit World, Omaha NE
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (2½)
      Amber. Opaque. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Apples, caramel. Really spicy.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, really fizzy. Lots of green apple, some caramel. Lots of Belgian spice. Grassy. Mildly alcoholic.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Best before "04.01.2010".
    • Date: November 23, 2002 (#4533)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Pick'n Save, Oshkosh WI
      Score: 17½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep golden, massive head. Intensely spicy aroma with some apple fruitiness. Light body, fizzy. Huge Belgian spiciness. Quite dry. Quite warming. Somewhat sour. Very complex tasty beer. Lingering bitterness in the finish.
    • Date: April 8, 1996 (#1354)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Very fizzy, golden-amber. Dirt inside the bottle cap and in the beer! Bubblegum aroma. Thick, caramelly, phenolic. Bitter sourish bite near the end. $5.80 / 11.2-ounce bottle!

  • 3.50% abv.