BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
@ Brugs beerfestival listed as Val-Dieu Rader Ambrée ( ?! )
Head: creamy, off white
Colour: amber, slight hazy
Smell: skunky, grainy, yeast, not too good ...
Taste: start is bubblegum and grians, sewer, boozey, almunds, fuck this is bad !
jonas (5643) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, as Abteibier Himmerod. Amber, champagne bubbles, offwhite eggshell head. Light sponge yeast aroma. Restained fruityness, a bit honey, dry orangepeel flavor. Very subdued characteristics, which sort of just makes it a alcohol delivery vehicle. Medium body, sparkly, light oily mouthfeel.
deusax (442) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Transfering data from personal beer file. I drank this beer a long time ago. I’ll update this rating if I have the chance to drink it again.
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big cork and caged bottle from the Himmerod Abbey. Labeled Abtei Himmerod. No mention of Val-Dieu. Weird.
Amber colored pour. Big soapy white head that is quick to fall and leaves minimal lacing. Yeast and malt notes in the nose area. Sweet, alcoholic, yeast, malt, and sugar taste. Hot, sweet, and kind of thin.
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fra fat på Delirium Café i Brussel 6 Mai 11. Delt med Rune. Amber. Uklar. OK skum. Søt fruktig aroma. Kjempesøt fruktig smak. Plommer. Litt mandler i ettersmaken.
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A tick in The Sickies with Dirtman- unbelievable. Just bring a wad of notes for your deposit on the ornate Belgian glassware- that’s a deposit on every glass, not just the Kwak trumpet. At least they’re trying. The beer is average. Deep orange with a slick-lacing foam. Aroma of beans on wholemeal, grass, faint banana. Sweet and sugared with a rub of grass, vague warm, honey on wholemeal. Super dull.
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
13/11/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 14/04/12 (2011-639)
Clear orange beer, big creamy head, stable, adhesive with nice lacing. Aroma: little sweet, malts, ripe as well as dried fruits, some banana, touch of vanilla. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, ripe banana, some caramel, vanilla. Aftertaste: bit alcoholic, cloves, little bitter, traces of tangerine.
olsvammel (3066) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Delirium Café. It poured a clear dark golden liquid with a creamy white head. Smell and taste of fruits, malts, candy, toffee and caramel. Sweet and easy to drink beer that should work well with food.
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle poured dark amber color with big white head quickly settling to a fine lace. Aromas of oak and yeast. Flavor is malty sweet with some wood and yeast and alcohol. Average carbonation and full body.
altonbrownd (3684) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Delirium Cafe. Dark brown with huge head. Nose of sweets, fruits. Taste is caramel, bitter, toffee. Quite sweet. Okay.