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Brewed by Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Style: Abbey Tripel
Aubel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Val-Dieu Triple is the result of a long fermentation, scrupulously followed by the brewmaster. Its deep yet soft bitterness does not interfer with the discovery of its components. The taste of the hop comes through, naturally aromatized, accompanied by an alcoholic after taste. It can be associated with refined dishes and ranks among the great beers. It may be found in the some of the most exclusive restaurants.

Ingredients: Pilsen malt, Saaz and Spalter hops, sugar, live yeast, natural water from the region.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (720) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Clear light amber colour with visible carbonation and a nice velvety white head. Smells like a tripel, which I always found hard to describe - Belgian yeast, flowers , malt and a bit of funkiness. The taste is sweet and spicy, with a maltier body compared to the typical tripel. No taste of funky brett or any other wild yeast in the mouth, and the carbonation just adds to the overall spiciness, making this beer feel very young and refreshing. A bit too sweet for my taste, and there’s a feint metallic taste that I find disturbing, but other than that this is a very good tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamilton_w (139) - - DEC 12, 2015
Aroma is fruity. Hazy amber color with long white head. Taste is dominated by sweetness but still good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (923) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Big bottle with commonmac. Hazy clear gold with perfect head. Very nice light Belgian aroma. Yeast, fuzzy citrus, sweet, alcohol, reminiscent of the good tripels. Good finish. Really nice, as expected from these guys. I would val do this at least 3 times.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Big bottle purchased at Total Wine & Spirits and consumed with commonshawn. Really attractive looking beer with a quarter finger head that lingers. Spices on the nose with a little bit of fruit (banana) aroma playing along. Taste is completely in the vein of a standard tripel with spices complementing the Belgian yeast and alcohol warmth. Little bit of fruit and spiciness as expected from the style. Mouthfeel has some effervescent qualities. Very high quality effort probably just shy of the top tier of tripels. Improves as it comes to room temp. Let’s Val Dieu it again!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MMR (675) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
Pours a thick orange almost brown like glass of beer. Has a strong bitterness to it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (488) - ITALY - NOV 18, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2015 Dorata e torbida, schiuma frizzante di media persistenza. Aroma di caramello, speziata. Sapore di malto, dolce con un finale un minimo amaro. Carbonazione medio alta, alcol abbastanza presente.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2015
Redelijk zwaar bier, traag te drinken is aanbevolen. Warmgele kleur, lichte toets van suiker.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClaudeB04 (274) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 24, 2015
Clear blond with white head. Sour, spices, malty finish bitter and sweet. OK but there are lots of triples I prefer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (1047) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 20, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, zmętnione. Piana średniej wysokości, drobna, krótka.
AROMAT: Dość intensywny. Sporo estrów (morele) i fenoli. W tle przyprawowość oraz słodowość.
SMAK: Pół-słodkie. Słodowe z niezłą kontrą przyprawowo-ziołową. Delikatny posmak morelowy. Alkohol bardzo dobrze "schowany".
OGÓLNIE: Solidny, dobrze ułożony, te słowa cisną się na usta. Jednak brakuje mi tego "pierwiastka", który wprowadził by to piwo na wyższy poziom.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (14078) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
Klare kräftig goldene Farbe, schöne weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch süß malzig, hefig, leicht alkoholisch und bananig. Geschmack süß malzig, Honig, hefig, leicht würzig, leicht alkoholisch.


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