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


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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 10, 2002
I think that this beer and this brewer are underrated. The closest comparison I can make is Chimay Rouge. Superb appearance and mouthfeel. More hop flavor than normal for Belgian strong ales. Yeasty, slightly sweet. A little roasty and slightly chocolatey. Everything is balanced. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2002
Brown, cloudy appearance with a little lace. Nose is dusty with yeasty notes and a light spicyness. The body is nicely malty with hints of banana, licorice, yeast and a finishing fruity hop bitterness. Certainly not the best brune ever, but a tasty example.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12743) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2002
Murky chestnut; phenolic nose - stingingly medicinal. Thick, heavy, slightly creamy body. Quite sweet, a little bit of milk chocolate. Finishes sweet. Uninteresting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2002
Cloudy bronze appearance. Slightly nutty and roasty flavor. Alcohol is assertive on both the nose and palate. Thick chewy mouthfeel. Somewhat cloying until the beer approaches room temperature.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2002
Dark, clear with a small head. Very burned aroma, some. Burned malty taste. Well balanced but the burned taste is a bit too much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10401) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2002
Malty aroma. Chocolate. Also malt and chocolate in the sweetish taste, combined with licorice. Bitter aftertaste. A bit onedimensional, but nevertheless a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Deep clear garnet, the head is large, frothy, beige in color, the lace in sheets clinging to the glass. Nose is malt, nutty sweet, grainy, or earthy if you like. Sweet front, the top medium, the finish is nicely hopped, dry, tart, moderately carbonated, a quite decent beer. Ranks #483 on my current 1000 beer master list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2002
A warming burn as it goes down your throat. You’d think it’s 10% abv based on the warmth. Nice brown color and good balance, but the alcohol must be better hidden. Not sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1680) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2002
A reddish, orange color. Flat head. Good carbination. A sweet alcohol taste on the tongue. Not bitter at all. Sweet flavor with a little roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2002
Reddish brown, medium tan head, malty brown bread in the nose, with some chocolately notes. Coffee comes through in the mouth, with some chocolate and dark bread. This is not very sweet, but I chilled this thing a lot on this hot night, so I might be cheating it. ;) Goes down easily with nary a hint of alcohol; very nice ale.

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