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


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RATINGS: 410   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (4453) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Musky, grainy, phenolic aroma. Fair looks: small Belgian bottle, decent label, cloudy golden beer, lacing head. The malting has a musty twang - it reminded me too much of cheap cream ale or something. Finishes quickly, except for the skunky yeast that hangs around too long. Mildly tart. DIsappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2005
Golden colour with a faint haze and a white head. Sweet fruity aroma with a yeasty note. Malty and quite sweet flavor with a yeasty and light spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
Nice and tastefull beer. Number 2 in our beer-taste competition. Very nice label and bottle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Cloudy honey pour working well in a Duvel tulip. Nice head, but not as expected. Bubbles rain* an upwards supreme thanks to the mighty "D" etched to the bottom. Taste at first is a bit soap, but on the warm, comes in with a almost corn like honey dew. Some citrus on the bounce and a few mild, MILD spices...a citrusy-vanilla aftertaste. smooth all the way. the alchy really waits untill the last few to bring itself into the picture

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2005
From a 750 ml bottle. The body is a hazy light godl color. There is also a frothy and thick white head. Very tiny bubbles, as dense a head as I have seen from a non nitro beer. The aroma is some sweat scks with some lemons and a little bit of peaches. There is also some dry hay. The taste is dry with pears and some spicy cinnamon. There is also a little note of hay and some honey. A nicely done ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Slightly cloudy golden beer with a creamy, white head leaving some lacework. Marked yeasty aroma and some coriander up there too. Soft and lightly malty with a weak perfumy touch from the coriander. Only the slightest hint of hops in the finish. A very accessible and pleasant "Blonde" that hardly can offend anyone. On the other hand it’s not really very thrilling. 270905

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Sampled from bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick, creamy white head and wonderful lacing. Aroma is delicate with bananas, citrus and mild spices. Masterfully balanced flavor with candy sugar, banana, plums and subtle, spicy hops all present. Full-bodied, but not viscous, moderately carbonated. The best part of this beer is catching a bit of the creamy head with each sip. The mouthfeel is incredible and this ale is way too eay to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2005
A Mes rate: Tap @ PBF. Not impressed at all really. Looks pretty crappy and the flavour followed suit. Standard blonde, little bit of cream, reasonably smooth, slight spice. Nothing complex about this one. It went down the drain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8416) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle. Golden with red tints and an off-white head. Aromas are sweet malts with a light roast character, chocolate, berries and yeast. Flavours are sweet malts with raisins, yeast and burnt brown sugar. Warming alcohol on finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7204) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Bottle - best before 02/06. Poured a hazy golden color with a large amount of sediment... probably should have decanted this one. Low well-sustained white head. Very nice intricate white lacing as it went down. Aroma was primarily Belgian yeast and banana esters. Flavor followed the aroma quite well, but was a little sweeter. There was not a whole lotta complexity going on, though. Decent brew, but certainly not remarkable.

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