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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1151) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Tasty dark beer with a good creamy head. Complex and with plenty of body. Boozy, malty and somewhat earthy aroma. This is really tasty brew, albeit not quite in the top echelon of beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (367) - SERBIA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle 0.25l tasting from Moeder Lambic Brussels Belgium.Pour it dark colour with medium white head.Taste caramel sweet, dried fruits (grapes), some chocolate.Good balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (672) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark brown hue with off white head. Aroma is figs, spices, caramel, raisins, Belgian esters. Mouthfeel is decent with a medium light body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a spicy following. Overall this is a decent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3254) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
Small head lacing good deep mahogany pour mild carbonation aromas sugary yeast doughy spice port wine fruit the flavours brown sugar yeast doughy cinnamon clove port wine plums dried fruit earthy goodness sweetness so good stone fruit taste been chasing this good ale thanks to Bruno at the Belgian shop finally got it the finish best aftertastes spice yeast sweetness wine bitter and fruit finish very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adasko (359) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Has a sweet malty aroma which is very pleasant. It’s dark with ruby reflections, non-transparent and clear. Has a nice head and quite good lacing. In taste it’s sweet with caramel notes. Man can taste a dark malts. It’s very alcoholic. The beer warms you up very quickly and sear the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (774) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
I’m not a huge Belgian guy but this is pretty drinkable. It’s a fairly dark pour with a nice fruity caramel nose and a mild toffee/brown sugar finish with some clove and Belgian spice notes. Flavor is smooth caramel and fig/ raspberry... Definitely drinkable with alcohol being decently hidden in my opinion

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1151) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
On tap @moederlambik . Color is brown and the head is beige. Aroma of sweet Belgian candy-esters. Lots of sweet dark fruits, mellow caramel, "flagermuse" (Danish candy), hazelnuts and sweet plums. Classic quad aroma. Taste of sweet Belgian esters, a bit spices, dark ripe fruits, a little heat from the alcohol, weak wood and some chocolate notes. Classic Belgian quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2226) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2014
Massive and strong beer. Thick stuff, I almost needed a fork. Taste of caramel, cookies, cinnamon and some other herbs. Reminds me of a Dutch trait, the ’stroopwafel’. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
One of the more recent additions to the Val-Dieu abbey beer range, a complex spicy brew with beige head and misty, dark bronze colour. Fairly powerful aroma of dates, plums, blackcurrant, raisins, candi sugar, port wine, mint, aniseed; taste full, fruity, creamy mouthfeel, explicitly spicy (aniseed, liquorice), chocolatey malty, finish lightly toasted bitter with some warming, but never astringent alcohol. By far the most interesting of the Val-Dieu beers, in my opinion. Seems to have big potential for further maturing for several years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (602) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2014
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. The pour is a nice reddish brown with a pretty foamy khaki head that fades down, leaving some awesome lacing. The aroma is big on dark fruits, with some clove and some spice, and a strong earthy sweetness. The flavor is much of the same. Spicy, dark fruits, but a resounding clove presence that I just can’t get into... The mouth feel is pretty good, and nicely carbonated to help cling to the mouth. The clove and sweet aftertaste just aren’t my thing at all.

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