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


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RATINGS: 400   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VoodooBear (48) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weark (329) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Au Grain D’Orge - Hazy pale yellow color with a small white head, short lasting and small lacing - Aroma is spicy, yeasty, malty, herbal hops - Flavor is yeasty (popcorn and butter like ester), herbal hops and yeasty - Light body, light bitterness, flat carbo, estery spicy finish - really weird butter flavor and too flat, disappointing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (320) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Golden/blonde in colour, a pure white one finger head which lasts. Malty, spicy, orangey aroma. Slightly creamy texture, plenty of spice, some fruitiness, bittersweet finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (109) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
Tiene un color rubio ligeramente fangoso y una espuma blanca. Posee un aroma perfumado y houblonné. Tiene un gusto cremoso y distinguimos notas de limón. No deseca la boca y desarrolla un carácter agradable y amargo en conclusión. Una frescura de salida la hará más agradable. Guardará un abrigo ligero blanco a lo largo de la degustación.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3445) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
330 ml bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma of pale malt, light grass, banana and yeasty esters. Taste is clean and malty, some yeast and banana.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ippopotamo36 (254) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle at the 3 Fontane Abbey in Rome-ITALY. Pours cloudy vivid golden going orange, tick white creamy head. Nose: citrus, some spices, residual Belgian yeast. Mouth: sweet start, high carbonation, watery although refreshing. Some pepper, lemon...dry end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melkart (316) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - OCT 8, 2014
Aroma is a little bit spicy and yeast. A little bit dry and high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABT_S54 (168) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
33cl bottle served in a Delirium Tremens glass. Pours a light straw colour with a voluminous foamy white head which clings to the glass nicely. Quite well carbonated with an aroma of hops and maltiness but less spicy notes than typical of the style. Quite watery for the typical Belgian blonds but drinkable all the same. There are however, better examples at this price point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2014
Pours a medium hazy yellow with a touch of gold and a fizzy white cap. The smell is yeast, a hint of spice, some underlying fruit. The taste is as it taste with a dry, fruity, yeasty finish. The carbonation is a bit course with light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cassius (63) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2014
Vrij platte geur, zelfs als hij wat warmer is. Mooie licht goudgele kleur. Lichte smaak. Niet te zoet en lekker fris.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VincentKabel (209) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Clear Golden beer with a firm white, lasting head. Medium carbonation. Flowery and fruity in the nose. Malts, elegant citrus, slight bitterness and a smooth finish. Really good blonde.

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