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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: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
movolsfan (11) - Parkville, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2005
This beer has a light, golden body. The feel is crisp on the palate. I enjoyed the flavor quite a lot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 24, 2004
33cl BB Apr/06 Had to leave about 4oz in the bottle due to protein precip. Still pours hazy and chunky, very carbonated. Smells of bananas & oranges, floral. Tastes very fruity. Light body, dry, slight bitterness in the finish. OK, but nothing to rave about. Still it has its place as a nice fruity light ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2004
On tap Flying Saucer San Antonio. Every beer at the Flying Saucer seems to taste better when those young ladies deliver it with a smile. Golden hazy with a nice head. wonderful aromas with a ban. flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Poured a cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Light grape and apple aroma. Hoppy. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2005 This pours a pale golden color with a big fizzy head that vanishes in a flash. There’s a rose petal aroma with some yeasty fruitiness. Fairly light-bodied and watery in the mouth although it carries a nice spicy flavor with perhaps a splash of honey. It’s okay, but I think that the good monks of Abbey du Val-Dieu need to work on this a couple more centuries.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Spun-gold, clear, under fizzy bone-white foam. Citric nose, a dash of sour, with a side of flowers,yeasty, lemony, light. Brisk and fruity in the mouth, but low-key in the mouthfeel. Great grab in the palate up front, then mellowing. Very easy and breezy, just like a good blond oughta be..."blond ale", I mean, of course. Just a bit spicy and honeyish in the taste, getting more complex further into the bottle. Very zesty, refreshing, a great dinner chaser.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2004
Bottled: Hazy yellow coloured. Dense huge white head. Aroma is yeasty, spicy and has notes of citrus. Flavour is light alcaholic, citrusy and yeasty. Is sweet, dry and light spiced in the end. A harmless belgian ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Bottle. Large white head. Pale, golden, very slight haze. Aroma is yeasty and citrusy. Aftertaste has a little spice in it. Not as full flavored as PranQster--which is a very similar taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2005 Bottle. Typical Belgian style blonde, yeasty, citrusy and a little spicy/peppery. This was nice and soft, and less sticky and sweet than other commercial versions.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2004
Bottled at the Bedford Beer Festival 2004 (Wednesday Session).Grainy & alcohol like. Toasted.


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