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The new masterpiece from the Val-Dieu brewery. A very complex and full-bodied beer with a long aftertaste. The brewmaster advices to cellar the beer for a year for it to unfold its full potential.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2119) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle 75 cl. Pours deep amber in color with a creamy off-white head. Dark fruits such as dadels and plums, then some slightly burnt toffee and even a bit of boozy rum in aroma. More of them dark fruits in taste with hints of vanilla spicyness as well being there. Quite filling brew. A bit on the sweeter side, however I don’t find this one to be cloying though. Ripe plums and slightly toasted bready notes with dark syrup in aftertaste. Hints of vinousness as well in finish. Nice and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (686) - USA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2014 Dark brown, fluffy tan head. Aroma of bready malt, earthy/musty cellar-like notes, dark fruit, nutty, some leather. Flavor: dark bread, toffee, cocoa, plums, earthy spice, baker’s chocolate. High carb contribute to very soft bready malt character.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JanEric (959) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
Brownish with dense off white head. Complex aroma and complex taste. Spicey dark fruit plums figs alcohol caramel dates and a long lasting somewhat bitter finish. Very good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (438) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
Bu à la pression en 25cl, brune avec une petite mousse, grosse attaque en début de bouche sur le sucre Candy, continuité sur le grillé puis le sucré...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (760) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle to flute. Cherry, plum, port, and brett notes. Deep reddish brown with a 1 cm creamy and long lasting off white head. Taste is malt, butterscotch, liquorice, and alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
seynie (82) - Tienen, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2014
Dark ruby, almost black. Draught so not much carbonation. Bitter with some liquorice, a hint of black berries, quite some alcohol. Long dry finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fabivan (13) - Attert, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
Une des rares bières réellement d’abbaye... On y a va un peut trop sur le sucre et l’alcool à mon goût.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoltonDK (521) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Sweet nose, prunes. Muddy brown color, offwhite head. Medium body, sweet, small sharp bubbles, prunes, spicy, pepper. Belgian !! :) :) Bolton Brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frlrv1020 (61) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2014
My first Val-Dieu variety. Fantastic! Honey and caramel aroma, medium body. Nutty, buttery flavor. Very pleasant aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (854) - PORTUGAL - JAN 23, 2014
Tasted at Richement Bière 2014. Pours a hazy deep brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty, sweet, wine, spicy, yeast and dried fruits. A bit of alcohol on the nose. Soft carbonation and medium oily body. Taste is a complex mix of sweet and bitter, well balanced. A warm feel in the finish from the alcohol. Overall, an excellent beer.


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