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

bottled
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pompelmoes (89) - BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2009
Golden Blonde beer with nice white head. Aroma is refreshing and crisp, it has some fruits spice and hops. taste is clear and quite dry with a dry-malty character and a nice bitterness in the finale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3760) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
Brown 33cl bottle obtained from the brewery, stored a little longer than I intended, best before 2nd Apr 2009, drank 20th Aug 2009. Poured into a Corsendonk branded, stemmed tulip glass. Very pale yellow, cloudy too, good white foaming head sat on top. I left the sediment in the bottle and drank it later, even so the beer had a true misty hue to it. The head had good retension and lacing stayed on the glass throughout the tasting. Aroma was typical Belgian Blonde, yeasty and hay notes. The taste is also typical (good quality) Belgian Blonde; crisp, sharp and refreshing. The 6% sits nicely and suits the feel of the beer, other Belgian Blondes can go over the top with alcohol content, this is just right. Impressed, I thought my slight ageing might effect the taste and review, if it has, then it’s enhanced the enjoyment.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1563) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Excellent Belgian blonde ale. Full of character and kick. clear copper colour. White great foamy head.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2003
yellow golden color. moderately hazy. not much of a head on my bottle. spicey, banana and yeast. flavors are generally the same..surprisingly good this one. my one complaint...slightly thin body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Smells pretty good; a little hoppy, actually. A little weak in the flavoring and a bit too wheaty, but okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, big white head. Wheat, yeast, malts and fruits in aroma. Flavour is the same in a very wellbalanced and pleasant mix. Like a good little brother to the triple.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2006
Blond amber colour, big particles, nice white head. Aroma with wheat, yeast (breath), citrus. Acidic orange hoppy flavour with some malts, bitter lemon finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3570) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2008
11.2 oz bottle - Pours hazy gold with an ample white head. It smells of yeast with an inviting lemony zest. The flavor is of yeast and malt with good fruit notes of banana and lemon. It’s fairly light as a blonde should be, but is definitely not watery. I quite enjoyed it. Apparently many other people were less impressed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1002) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Poured from bottle. Butterscotch aroma. Solid gold, white persistent head. I taste wheat, bread, spice and a nice smoky flavor. A bit of a candy - like feel, but not sticky. Finish is consistent with start. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2009
POurs a hazy blond with a nice firm head. light notes of coriander,,clove, and light citrus. A lively mouthfeel with dense notes of banana fruit and spices. Nice long complex finish.


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