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

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This authentic Abbey Ale is based on the recipe perfected centuries ago by the monks of Abbey du Val-Dieu.


3.1
   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Spun-gold, clear, under fizzy bone-white foam. Citric nose, a dash of sour, with a side of flowers,yeasty, lemony, light. Brisk and fruity in the mouth, but low-key in the mouthfeel. Great grab in the palate up front, then mellowing. Very easy and breezy, just like a good blond oughta be..."blond ale", I mean, of course. Just a bit spicy and honeyish in the taste, getting more complex further into the bottle. Very zesty, refreshing, a great dinner chaser.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10708) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2004
Bottled: Hazy yellow coloured. Dense huge white head. Aroma is yeasty, spicy and has notes of citrus. Flavour is light alcaholic, citrusy and yeasty. Is sweet, dry and light spiced in the end. A harmless belgian ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Bottle. Large white head. Pale, golden, very slight haze. Aroma is yeasty and citrusy. Aftertaste has a little spice in it. Not as full flavored as PranQster--which is a very similar taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2005 Bottle. Typical Belgian style blonde, yeasty, citrusy and a little spicy/peppery. This was nice and soft, and less sticky and sweet than other commercial versions.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2004
Bottled at the Bedford Beer Festival 2004 (Wednesday Session).Grainy & alcohol like. Toasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Light golden color with a small white head. Mild aroma of bread and spices. Slightly sweet on first sip then finishing dry with a hop bitterness. Unlike most Belgians, this one I could drink a few of given the moderate alcohol content.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2004
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. An awesome-looking beer in a Val Dieu Belgian glass - hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma wasn’t too impressive, but the flavor was spicy; a taste that intensified as the beer warmed. The finish was sweet as most Belgians are. Quite good.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2004
At Belgianbeerweekend, Brussels Creamy, large off-white head. Excellent lace, cloudy amber body. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter initial flavour. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet finish. Flat carbonation. Lightly bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2004
33 cL bottle, snifter. Straw and bread malt (M); herb and grass hops (L); dough yeast (M); banana, clove, pear and pepper aromas. Tall, frothy, white head is quickly diminishing and sits on a slightly hazy, medium gold body. Moderately sweet, heavily acidic, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately acidic, moderately bitter finish. A strange front and mid-palate bitterness mars a a clean and smooth beer. Medium-light body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: a light and tasty belgian with a touch to much acidity.


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