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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2004
OK head, hazy orange/brown body. Nose of roasted malt, nut and some alcohol. Mild sweet flavor of nut, chocolate and malt. Soft and fluffy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10714) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jan 9th, 2004: It's not often that I get to try two beers in a row with the word "Dieu" in them. The beer is a dark reddish-brown with a medium thick and somewhat creamy white head. Decent lacing. The aroma consists of faint nuts and malt. Medium bodied and bubbly, with lots of malt and alcohol at first, then accompanied by hops and raisin flavors shortly after. The finish is mostly fruity alcohol with a touch of sourness. Not too bad.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5312) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Orange brown color with a respectable ecru colored head. Raw brown sugar and grassy aroma. Slight floral hops later in the nose. Sweet malt and and hopshack flavors. Mild yeast undertones. Fairly rich in flavor, helps make-up for the poor aroma. Light nuttiness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5862) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2004 Pours brown with a medium soft tan head. Nose is sweet. Candy sugar, sweetened malts, and a hint of caramel or toffee. The flavor is sweet as well with more of the malt coming forth, along with sugar and more caramel. The 8% alcohol does not seem very present to me. There is almost a sweet-sour finish. Good beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Deep brown color, cream colored head. Aroma was quite malty with some caramel, bread and raisin. Flavor was sweet and malty with some breadlike undertones. Medium body, somewhat short finish. Was okay.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5498) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2003
Bottle Conditioned. From BeersOfEurope. BBE Feb 2004. Very dark and murky reddish brown with a thin layer of soft cream coloured foam. Malt bread and rasin aroma with a slight hint of spice and a suggestion of alcohol. Quite pleasant. Medium body, fairly full up front thinning quickly and with an aggressive tingle. Soft, bready malt flavours just on the sweet side of neutral. Quite pleasant, but difficult to get at because of the aggressive tingle. Letting it sit for a while.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2003
Very dark color; giant, rocky head. Sweet malt aroma, chemicals, cookies. Original flavor for an Abbey Dubbel: malt, dry roasted malt, light coffee, light liquorice. The final is sweeter and simple, just caramel and liquorice, not enough hop.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3953) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2003
750 ml bottle for Thanksgiving 2003. Chestnut brown color with a moderate head. Understated aroma, sweet and malty, but plain. Big, frothy mouthfeel, though not especially tingling with the carbonation. I found it hard to identify either spice or fruit, instead just the adequate but unexceptional caramel sweetness. Mediocre in a Belgian sort of way.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2645) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 8, 2003
Bottle. A tea brown color with a laced tan head and a spicy (clove, ginger), malt and sugar aroma. The alcohol is noticeable as the beer warms and adds a slightly harsh medicinal finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1136) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Nose of caramel, bitter fruit. Sweet and creamy smooth with hints of mocha, raisin, gingerbread. Nice.


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