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


on tap

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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2005
On draught in café de Hopduvel in Ghent. Fine lively beer with a light hazy yellow color and with a good white head. Fresh aroma’s with a faint citrussy accent and some touches of hops and fresh herbs. Refreshing mouthfeel with some citrus, pils-malts, blank wet wood (birch), hops and grass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Light yellow color, hint of green. Medium rocky head leaving little fury laces on the glass. Citrus, slightly sulphury and artificial nose. Light vanilla taste, a bit sweet. No body. Good I take notes, otherwise I would have forgetten about this beer in no time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Well, certainly *pours* blonde looking. Nice head and lacing, too! Aroma is a bit on the sour side with some nice spices, but to style. Ya’ know, the easiest way to describe this is to call it a solid Belgian Ale. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2005
33 cl bottle. Nice dough and flowery aroma comes from the puffy white head. Taste is hay with a little bit of honey. An excellent blonde. Light candi sugars and light spices make this awesome.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - JAN 22, 2005
Grainy, cereal nose with some sulfur, hazy pale gold yellow color, lathery head with some lacing. Looks good but doesn’t quite smell right. Light pale malt body with some citrus and vanilla tones. A fleeting dry spiciness comes at the end. Light and refreshing. Weak, but I liked it overall.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Poured a cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Light grape and apple aroma. Hoppy. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - 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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