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

bottled
common

on tap
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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevoj (2166) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2013
A beautiful blonde! Soft aromas and smooth, fruity taste. Creamy, silky head coats the glass, floating atop a nice hazy, golden body. Body and mouthfeel are right in the zone, making this a near perfect example of the style. Well played, Val-Dieu, well played!

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...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2003
This beer has a light yellow body - hue with a bitter initial flavor and a light body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19383) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Sampled from bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick, creamy white head and wonderful lacing. Aroma is delicate with bananas, citrus and mild spices. Masterfully balanced flavor with candy sugar, banana, plums and subtle, spicy hops all present. Full-bodied, but not viscous, moderately carbonated. The best part of this beer is catching a bit of the creamy head with each sip. The mouthfeel is incredible and this ale is way too eay to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cranked (8) - Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2010 does not count
Poured golden with a nice white frothy head from bottle into Val Dieu goblet glassware. Head retention was mid to low. Smelled sweet and somewhat floral. Waited until the beer was in mid 50 degrees before drinking, at about 53 degrees Fahrenheit the beer had a sweet complex light malt palate typical of belgian blondes. The mouth feel was smooth with the carbonation lifting it away as it rolled across the tongue. Very refreshing. Definitely one of my favorite blonds now.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dennie64 (5) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2012 does not count
Fromt tap. Light yellow appearence, not very sturdy head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, slightly creamy, average carbonation. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philippe09 (3) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2012 does not count
Jolie couleur avec un très bon goût! Une de mes 5 blondes preferées! Très bien

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
corkyrory66 (580) - BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
Blonde d’abbaye reconnue, située modestement à 6 %abv, et quand on connaît le potentiel de la marque, c’est vraiment peu … Couleur jaune doré pâle. Léger voile diaphane. Bulles fines à moyennes en colonne à plusieurs places. Mousse bien crémeuse, blanc cassé. Arômes de houblon fleuri, houblon amer, levure un rien piquante, fruits blancs confits et cerises blanches. 1ère bouche assez veloutée, sur du malt avec une pointe de fumée, des amandes douces, une amertume assez pointue. Arrière-bouche plus pleine que fraîche, malgré une amertume valable. 2ème bouche sur du pain blanc, cerise blanche, cigarette blonde, tabac blond. 3ème sur des câpres, de la girofle, de la prune blanche. Avec une pointe de poivre blanc. Arrière-bouche douce, plus équilibrée. La longueur a beaucoup plus de fusion, avec du malt blond, une pointe de figues et d’amandes. La levure est douce mais un peu faible. L’alcool est bien, assez correct, mais son niveau ne permet pas l’explosion. La finale est d’une belle texture, mais sans envol gustatif. CONCLUSION : une bière de bonne base, même si assez typée, mais dont le niveau ne laisse exprimer aucun grand potentiel supplémentaire. Sa texture mérite toutefois une mention spéciale.

4.1
   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.


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