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


on tap

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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This authentic Abbey Ale is based on the recipe perfected centuries ago by the monks of Abbey du Val-Dieu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8980) - 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 (7408) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2009 July 2005. Beer #24 at Croydon Draught Belgian Beer Festival. A straightforward blonde ale. Reasonably fruity (mainly apple) and slightly yeasty. Smooth mouthfeel. No great depth of flavour but pleasant enough. [6/3/6/3/13] RE-RATE. March 2009. Draught at De Hopduvel, Gent as Hoppetje, a house beer. Think my Belgian tastes must have moved on as I found this rather dull, if not unpleasant. Clear gold. Touches of sweetish fruit. Nothing much happening really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
Draught: Golden colour with a white head. Mild fruity aroma. Sweet malts. Fruity yet subied and dry. Medium bodied. Nice belgian blonde.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (14613) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2005
Bottled (BB 01/2006)
Hazy yellow color, thick creamy off-white head, lace. Aroma has skunked hops, leather and wood. Carbonated mouthfeel. Thin and weak malt profile. Citric adicy, hints of honey, bitter "soapy" aftertaste. Quite empty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (2024) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2005
Hazy golden colour with large white head. Aroma is yeasty, some spice , some fruit, some honey. Quite highly carbonated, light bodied. Taste is sweet, fruity, some malt, no real bitterness. I’ve had more flavoursome, but this is OK and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6355) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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