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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3222) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adasko (272) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (723) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1095) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2148) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1330) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (586) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (566) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
75CL bottle at home, dark brown beer with a medium/large beer, aroma is malty, taste is malty, sweetish, pretty good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutHead (623) - DENMARK - JUN 28, 2014
75cl. bottle. Pours a clear deep red color with an off-white head. Aroma is of malt, caramel, nuts and fruity notes. Taste is very sweet and of malt, dark sweet fruits, spices, candy, honey and bready notes. The body is medium to full, softly carbonated and has a lot of alcohol in the finish. Very sweet and tasty but a bit unbalanced. Still, pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2568) - Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2014
750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 4/2015. Pours fairly cloudy deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, cherry, pear, apple, light banana, dark candi sugar, clove, pepper, light caramel, toast, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and bready/candi sugar malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, cherry, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, dark candi sugar, light caramel, toast, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, cherry, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, dark candi sugar, light caramel, toast, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and bready/candi sugar malt sweetness; with an awesome malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding quadrupel style! All around fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and bready/candi sugar malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.


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