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Re: Orval - disappointed
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2015, 05:58:20 AM »
  I have been burned quite a few times with old bottles.  But in Belgium, it is Heaven on Earth.

Funny, in Belgium we age the bottles in our cellars. I know at least one pub where you can ask for a bottle from a specific year...

I think I have been to that pub.


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Re: Orval - disappointed
« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2015, 06:04:46 AM »
  I have been burned quite a few times with old bottles.  But in Belgium, it is Heaven on Earth.

Funny, in Belgium we age the bottles in our cellars. I know at least one pub where you can ask for a bottle from a specific year...

I think I have been to that pub.


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De Kulminator in Antwerp had vintages of Orval, as they got older the price went up 0.10 Euro/year.
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Re: Orval - disappointed
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2015, 10:06:04 AM »
  I have been burned quite a few times with old bottles.  But in Belgium, it is Heaven on Earth.

Funny, in Belgium we age the bottles in our cellars. I know at least one pub where you can ask for a bottle from a specific year...
I've been to many pubs in Belgium where they have multiple ages of Orval for sale. The price increases that I saw was usually at least 1 Euro as they got older (sometimes more), and they usually were in 6 months to 1 year increments.

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Re: Orval - disappointed
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2015, 01:06:59 PM »
I've had 2 bottles of Orval to date and they both tasted different but delicious nonetheless.
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