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

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RATINGS: 416   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.


VoodooBear's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - MAR 11, 2013
Presentation: Stubby 11.2 oz. brown bottle, served in an oversized wine glass. Appearance: Cloudy, pale gold color. Develops a two finger bright white head that goes down but remains all the way to the end. It leaves some great lacing. Smell: The scent is sweet, fruity, mainly banana. There’s some nice herbal and malt notes, as well as some yeast in the background. Taste: A fruit flavor is dominant. It has spice and herbal flavors that make for a very complex and appealing package. There’s alcohol and a tiny malt sweetness at the end, with some bitterness to balance everything out. Mouthfeel: It’s smooth, creamy and medium bodied. It has mildly high carbonation that’s not overwhelming but still present. Overall: Very drinkable and complex. It has a lot of flavors and scents, but also a simple sweetness, balanced perfectly by a hint of bitterness and an alcoholic character, that just make it a great beer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (6553) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from notes. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, hay, light fruit, light spices, hints of yeast, mild citrus, everything was very light, this was pretty plain and boring.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tognetta (188) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2015
Aroma ácido, uvas fermentadas. Cor palha, pouco espuma. Paladar alcoólico, aftertaste cítrico, nao agradou ...

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2535) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle from local Yamaya store. Sweet yeasty nose, with apples and some wheat notes. Medium straw color. Some fairly dull fruit flavors, apples, pears, minimal hopping, and some alcohol warmth. Thin body, and an excessive carbonation. Not bad. Not really exceptional either.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (487) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2015
Fairly standard Belgian blonde ale. Slight citrus taste but a bit too overcarbonated for my liking.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paolo71 (80) - Alviano, ITALY - MAR 9, 2015
white, frothy head. Fairly persistent. Golden yellow, fairly clear. Fairly intense and persistent at nose. A lot of honey, ripe fruit, peach, Average carbonation, a fine bitter in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4915) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
*Old rating, best before 01/11/07. Gelbe Früchte, nicht zu süß. Mild-weich mit angenehmer gewürzter Fruchtnote. Lecker.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (1738) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Sweetish, feels heavier in alcohol than the 6 percent it is. Like all their beers certainly not bad, but no winner. 33cl bottle from De Zwart in Wilnis

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdb84 (222) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle, year old from cellar. Murky yellow orange pour with lasting head. Strong aroma of grape juice (red), infused with a general cheese/yeast aroma. Not bad. Taste: mellow saison taste, some faint lemon hints, cheese. Again, not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruuurd (88) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Golden pour, sour yet fruity! Somehow, it kinda tastes like a Tripel! Nice blonde!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (801) - - DEC 4, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 33cl flesje via Gouders, Vaals Alcoholpercentage van 6% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: goudkleurig, troebel, mooie dikke witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: weinig bitter, fruitig, Belgisch gist Conclusie: lekker overbekend blond abdijbier.


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