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Brewed by Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Style: Belgian Ale
Aubel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This authentic Abbey Ale is based on the recipe perfected centuries ago by the monks of Abbey du Val-Dieu.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeatyPete (909) - NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2016
Orange yellow color with white foam head. Yeasty aroma. Taste of sweet malt, banana and canned fruit.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ardeo (136) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2016
Cuvée 2015. Belle mousse blanche pour cette blonde légèrement rosée. Fines bulles agréable à l’œil. Arômes floraux, miel. En bouche, sucre, miel, assez écœurant. Bière plate sans grande envergure. Finale avec légère amertume. Peu d’intérêt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (3754) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2016
Clear dark yellow, white lasting, lacing foam head. Light barley aroma, some grass and hay notes. Nice warm drinking feeling, light bittersweet, dominated by again grass/hay tones. very pleasant. (Velp 201603)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McSherman (521) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2016
Orange-braun, trüb mit beständiger grobporiger weißer Schaumkrone. Typisches Belgisches Bier: hefig, ordentlich würzig, leicht malzig und süß. Süffig. Anders als viele andere belgische Weihnachtsbiere ist dieses hier ein (ungewürztes) helles Bier. Gut!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2016
(Val-Dieu Bière de Noël) Stubby bottle 330 ml at home, served into a big tulip, ABV 7% Deep orange colour on the body, hazy. Huge and thick white head on top, and sitting there for quite some time. Aroma of grains, light nuts, malts, yeast, apricot. Taste follows, grainy and kind of nutty, refreshing fruity notes following though with apricot and some peach, sugars. Medium thin body, high carbonation. Typical belgian ale with the high drinkability that comes with it. No spices or anything that people associate with Christmas as is the case with many of those belgian Christmas beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (548) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
75cl. Beautiful dark golden pour with perfect frotht head. A: light spicy yeasty aroma, bell pepper, nutmeg note, bread, lemon, banana. T: smooth mouthfeel, starts with lighty doughy character, moves towards light bitter with strong banana and lemon notes. Long doughy finish with lemon and banana notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (872) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016

Aroma:
Faint aroma of belgian yeast, hops, fruit, orange and a whiff of spices.

Appearance:
Golden/amber beer with a medium white/off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Medium sweet and slightly bitter with belgian yeast, hops, fruit, orange and spices.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (1169) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2016
Medium white foamy head, golden towards chestnut coloured body, muffy malts burned hair like smell, medium carbonation low bitter sweet muffy soda like taste(aanmaak) strawberry notes

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lucas28 (16) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from Bierwinkel Voorburg. ’Val Dieu’ means ’Gods valley’. Color is light, like wheat beer. Carbonation is high. This beer tastes very good, 7% and yet complex. I love this Christmas beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2759) - SPAIN - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ El Corte Ingles, Sevilla, España. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Malt, sweet, yeast / Malta, dulce, levadura.


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