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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 392   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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
Blond color; creamy head. Quite poor aroma, like paper. Ordinary taste, quite dry and a bit spicy, but malty, like a simple and weak Triple.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
Huge lasting creamy white head and thick lacing. Cloudy yellow/orange with many carbonation bubbles rising. Aroma of icing sugar, yeast and sweet mellon. Very pleasant malty beverage. Subtle flavours in each sip, light spice, wheat and bread notes. A lingering sweetness on the lips. An enjoyable beer that would be welcome in a larger bottle on a long weekend.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2004
Bottled. Hazy golden. Estery and fruity. Firm with balanced sweetness and notes of curacao and wheat malt. Some grassy hops creates a nice, bitterish finish. I truly enjoyed this beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7908) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2004
(draught under the name "Hoppetje") Fully hazy yellow-gold; very carbonised to full white head, reasonably stable. Very fresh aroma, green leaves, touch of aroma hops, pale malts. Wheat-like flavour, very grainy, little herbal taste. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, good body. Long-grainy, sticking aftertaste. On draught, a very good introduction to a Belgian ale.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2004 Small, light head - somewhat hazy in appearance although not nearly as present as some of its Belgian counterparts. Deceivingly light palate with loads of flavor - light citrus with hints of apples and figs. Not overly present with spice - this is a beer I could drink regularly if it was more available; unfortunately I live in NC...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2004
Apple and yeast aroma. Cloudy, amber color, white head, good lace. Apple, little citrus, sweet, little citric, medium bitter and more bitter in the finish, very smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3606) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2004
Tap, ZBF 2004. Gold with thin but lasting white head and moderate condition. Low sweet malt with hints of caramel and grain in the nose, caramel and trace hop flavour in the mouth and a developing hop bitterness with some chalky dryness in the finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2004
A rather blond beer with a small head. The aroma is hop and wet dog. The taste is rather bland and there is no bitterness. A dissapointment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2004
A slight hazy honey colored beer with a big foamy white head, thick lacing. Scent of bitter orange peel, corriander and yeast. A slightly tangy, slightly sweet tropical fruit flavor. Very light in the body for the flavors and 6% ABV. An easy to drink refreshing beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Out of a Chimay glass as the wife broke the Duvel glass last night (oh the humanity). Light golden color with a tall rocky white head with heavy lace. Very light nose. A little malt, a little lemon and a touch of spice. Light oily, yet spritzy feel. A very low key type of brew. Light pale malt mingles with a hint of cloves, light white wine, key lime, mango and a few other little subtleties. Actually the way this is put together they all are little subtleties. Nothing to bold or brash, just well made, balance and light.


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