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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: 416   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.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Pours gold with an off-white thin headand very fine but scarce bubbles. smells od corn stalks, sugar, spice, coriander and some mild peppery notes. Taste is flat with some oranges, bananas, there, but overall watery and bland with a slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Light golden, eggshell white thin head. Aroma of biscuit, bready yeast, pale malts, and honey. Thin body, biscuity sweet finish. This one is mainly malt, hops and yeast are both restrained.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Pours a golden blond as the name suggests with a small white head. Very hazy. Aroma is malty and musky with little hop aroma but moderate fruit overtones. Flavor is of sweet, grainy malt, fruit (banana), and a little spice though it finishs dry. No real hop bitterness or flavor. A tinge of sourness was present that I wish was more developed to give make this beer more balanced and refreshing. This beer was close to a witbier I feel if it were lighter bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Light, crackery, blonde, spritzy, malty creamy,earthy, dry, fly, jamiroquai....ummm, has a nice grainy middle nearly overpowered by the carbonation, still I like the spritziness and think it’’s tasty and clean, and over all enjoy this (perhaps ),under rated beer.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2005
Very carbonated which covers up the taste, which is a shame, but al in al not bad

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2005
(bottle) Pale and hazy yellow colour with small creamy white head. Citrus-fruity, yeasty and malty aroma. Soft sweet flavour, the high carbonation complemented with strong wheaty taste brings this brew close to a Witbeer. This one lacks taste and is not very remarkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2005
Bottled. A blonde beer with a slim white head. The aroma is sweet perfumed and floral. The taste starts over sweet then mellows a little. I was a bit disappointed at the depth of character of this beer, feeling it wasn’t grown up.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2005
Pours canary with frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, some barnyard. Tastes citrusy, with hops, yeast, coriander, and some spices. Somewhat light palate, with uninspiring complexity or finish. A lightweight among the Belgian heavyweights.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13999) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2005
Golden colour. Yeasty, boring flavour. Tannin aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 13, 2005
(Bottled) Hazy orange color with a medium, lacy head. White-wineous aroma with sweetish honey and lemon. Sweetish but also sour, somewhat fruity flavor with yeast and dryish, bitter hops towards the finish. Medium-bodied palate with foamy carbonation. Plain, but reasonably refreshing and balanced blonde without any serious faults.


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