RateBeer
overall
98
97
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


snowtiger's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Pours a deep brown/red with a big off-white head. The aroma consists of Belgian dark fruit, a peppery spicyness, and bready yeast.The taste is dominated by malt up front, with plum flavors, hops, and more pepper spicyness. Finishes a bit sweet, but has lingering Belgian esters. A well balancedbig beer. The alcohol is well hidden.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bcBelgianbrew (102) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
Dense beige head. Caramel, raisins, & the sweetness of other dried fruits. For me it's more of a digestif. I wasn't in the mood for it, but it was what I had on hand on a 30 degree Celsius day. The 10.5% can hit pretty quickly in these conditions. Alcohol is high to balance the rich complexity of this beer. It's big, malty, & sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (1761) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bruin bier met een getinte schuim kraag. Ruikt zoet, caramel en honing. Smaakt hetzelfde.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (1723) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Donkere chocolade bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, mout, overrijp fruit. Smaakt zoetig, stroop, overrijp fruit. Te zoet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1558) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
75cl bottle shared at home. Very dark brown with a medium off-white head. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Caramel, malts, raisin, vanilla, ripe dark fruits, some chocolate, spices and herbs. A tasty full flavoured brew.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PriorL (2644) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
Sample at ZBF 2015, thanks everybody for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: brown beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: caramel, fruity. TASTE: caramel, fruity.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (866) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUN 14, 2015
Clear red copper with some suspensions, cream head. Caramel malts, riped yellow fruit, passito wine, honey, raisin, toffee. Rich complex taste with raisins, passito wine, caramel toffee notes and light butter ending with woody notes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1319) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Deep ruddy brown pour, small brown head. Aroma of raisins, figs, yeast and tart cherry. Flavor of raisins, figs, yeast, candied fruit, molasses and booze, with a hint of chocolate. Greaty chewy mouthfeel with an effervescent finish. Holy moley!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (578) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Braun, dunkel mit Rotschimmer. In der Nase Karamell, Malzig, Banane, Holz. Am Gaumen Süße, alkoholisch, Karamell, brauner Zucker, Malzbier. Rund.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6228) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottled, muddy brown pour with off white head, raisin bread nose with raisins and cream of wheat , brown sugar flavors, sweet finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
[Ölresa i Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] tap @ Moeder lambic. Typisk Belgian Strong Ale, mycket mörk frukt, mycket jäst och hel del russin


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 52


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50