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

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RATINGS: 381   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2004
nice blond color, malt aroma's and sweet taste. No bitterness at all. Not my kind of beer. No own character, just to please a to sweet taste of young consumers, and ladies?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2004
Hazy golden color, huge off-white rocky head, tiny particles floating around. Aroma is sweet, citrus, some hops, bit sour flowery hint and some yeast. Taste is sweet spicy, some citrus, crispy sourness at the side of the tongue, strange. Bit watery palate. Quite nice blonde beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Medium gold, decent head. Ashy aroma. Flavor remarkably similar to La Leffe, but much more restrained, with only a hair of yeast showing through. Not bad, but not great either.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - FEB 12, 2004
750 ml. big 'ole brown Belgian bottle. Corked and caged. Best before date on cork of 09/04. Loud pop shoots the cork out into my hand. Very carbonated and lively beer here. Poured out an extremely pale golden color. Lighter in color then even Budweiser, which I find hard to believe. Thick, meringue like white head went the distance with my glass. Very tiny bubbles make up the bulk of the entertainment in the glass. Champagne like in every respect. Aromas are of fresh cut hay, sweet Timothy, yeasty bread, and slight clove-ishness to it as well. Peppery taste, lively mouthfeel, but a tad thin on the body. Hops are basically non-existent, both in aromas and flavors. Finished peppery, and tangy from the carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5156) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2004
Bottle Conditioned. BBE 04/05 Pale cloudy yellow with soft head. Mild spicy nose. Soft with subtle spice flavour. Pleasant, but doesn't rock my boat.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2004
Golden color with a white head. The taste is watery and yeasty. I find it kind of boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2004 Bottle: Very carbonated... opened the bottle and let it sit for 5 minutes only to find that after a few minutes it was all over the table. Bottle pours a hazy yellow color with yeast visible floating througout. Head is a frothy white. Aroma is of the usual belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is very lively. Initially its a bit sour, but it quickly vanishes at the finish leaving a slight artificial sweetner straw taste. Nothing spectacular, but still enjoyable.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2004
Tall white head on a clear pale yellow body. Nose of fruit, hay and yeast. Mild flavor of citrus, hops, hay and something undefined... Bitter and sour aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Pale, lemon-yellow with slight haze underlies a sparsely separated pillowy white head. Aroma of honey, coriander, slight yeasty funk and bay leaf. Flavor is light malt, macademia nut. coconut milk, and I swear, a little bit of fishiness (?). Warm, melting journey down the throat. Mild and enjoyable, but doesn't inspire awe. Thanks, Indra.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Pours amber with a medium white pillowy head. The nose is spice, some citrus zest, and grains. The taste was good. It was refreshing as well. Some sweetened malt, fruit, spice and more grain. Finished a little bland. I was expecting more. Decent beer, though.


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