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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This authentic Abbey Ale is based on the recipe perfected centuries ago by the monks of Abbey du Val-Dieu.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2006
Very fizzy clear straw colored with a white head that stayed around for a while. Lots of sediment on the bottom. It’s spicy and a bit on the dry side.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2898) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Poured a golden yellow color with a turbulent swirly cloud in the middle from the yeasties (I enjoy yeasties in my beer). The cloudy mess just sat there, didn’t mix around or anything, really cool "storm cloud" sitting there. The lacing was good. The aroma was a mix between a wit and a pilsner, some spices and floral notes over top of some grassiness. The flavor was solid, wheat-like base with some spices (cloves), some sweet fruity notes (apples, citrus), honey, and a nice dry and peppery hopped finish. Mouthfeel was dead on, light enough to refresh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Pale yellow with a fizzy head. Strong wheat aroma. Light, clean and very strong wheat flavor. Moderate hops and a clean quick finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3409) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 30, 2006
Bottled:
Very yeasty aroma. Sweet and malty flavor, very yeasty. End is a bit weak. Dry, light bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of spices and citrus. Flavor is citrus, fruit and carbonation. This is drinkable, but still a let down.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
Dark golden with a big white head. Yeast and yacht varnish in the aroma. The taste has a fresh citrus bite and the beginnings of a bitter finish. Uncomplicated, easy drinking Belgian blonde.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yeggo (38) - USA - APR 8, 2006
Not sure why, just didn’t do much for me. Not a whole lot to it, really, thin, watery. Drank it right after a pretty sweet lambic with a high alcohol content, may revisit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Poured a bright golden yellow color with a gigantic head that stuck to the side of the glass as it receded. Light citrusy aroma. The flavor is earthy, yet very light. Yeast, banana and a hint of spice. Very light bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Pours gold with a huge white head. Musty, yeasty, and spicy aroma with bits of citrus and grass. A good deal of wheat, as well. Grassy, sweet flavor with a slightly sour and metallic finish. The sourness actually keeps this one from being too boring. Medium-thin mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2006
pours hazy golden with a minimal white head, aroma of musty yeast, and citrus. flavor is off, musty sweet flavor up front flavor, sour finish, maybe a bad bottle, but nothing great here 2.5 1st bottle said best tasted by nov. 2004, ok second bottle not as bad loss of the must smell and taste, citrus and fruity taste more clear, maybe first bottle was from settement, but the second bottle was a lot better.


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