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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


Lyncham's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Very nice complexity. The beer has a nice sweet aroma of roasted malts, and spices. The beer tastes like it smell but with a bit of a chocolate flavor. The beet has a great alcohol content to go with the spices that would make it a good winter warmer


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (1152) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Dark red brown. Aroma cherries brown sugar. Tastes big brown and sugary. Big booze.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghawener (1527) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle: Sample thanks to JP, solid, well balanced malty and fruity. Food Pairing: Cheese platter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (65) - - AUG 12, 2015
Wow! Lekker donkere Grand Cru! Bruisende smaak met een licht zure reuk. Enorm lekkere, zacht bittere nasmaak. Heeft wat weg van Kwak bier.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (694) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Big bottle purchased (sadly) at Total Wine and Spirits in Burnsville. Consumed with commonshawn and commonsam before heading out to Chicago and Lolla tomorrow. Aroma is simply outstanding. Dark fruit, chocolate, and cherries come to mind right away. Deep plum like color leaning towards brown. Tan frothy head. Everything visually and aromatically makes me want to taste this beer. Taste is very rich with notes of chocolate and raisins coming through with gusto. This reminds me of some of the better Belgians I’ve tried in Brussels. Alcohol is very well hidden which is crazy given the ABV. Smooth and silky mouthfeel. Definitely seek this one out at your next opportunity. Hard to Val-Dieu much better.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
back (1604) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Brun klar skum råhvid Gær alc bør frugt nødder Bitter lidt sød megerg Cremet livlig @ml ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jelledebont (39) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2015
Niet slecht, maar had er meer van verwacht. Smaakt zoet en een beetje apart. Droog in de nasmaak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2370) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Pours a dark maroon. Aromas of dried fruit and dark malts. Flavours are warm spices, chocolate, dark dried fruit. Tasty and unusual

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 (1934) - ’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 (1940) - 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.


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