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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1532) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2014
Blond yellow colour, a lot of white foam. Typical Belgian tripel. Taste is sweet with light bitter aftertaste. Floral and hoppy notes. Good, nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wouterv (18) - BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2014
Decent tripel. Aroma of citrus, apple and some fruity hops. Taste starts off fairly sweet with a boozy aftertaste, again some apple and lemon. Nice brew. Definitely not the last time I order this!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (394) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
Troubel licht geel kleurig bier. Smaak is wat vlak, niet uitgesproken intensief, echter wel lekker. licht bitter en fris. Gemiddeld bier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (532) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2014
Fruity nose, hazy golden color, big white head. Sweet at first. Fruit and bubble gum. Alcohol finish, yet tasteful.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LeMat (19) - FRANCE - FEB 24, 2014
Très bonne bière. A goûter à nouveau avec plaisir 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (859) - HONG KONG - FEB 22, 2014


330ml bottle bought at Belgian Beer International in Tsuen Wan.

Looks: Cloudy hazy dull light golden honey colour with bits of dirt-like yeast sediments. Two finger head with long lasting, crumpety white foams. Excellent and beautiful sticky lacing and fizzy small carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant Pilsener malt, with ripe banana, vanilla, caramel, sugar, moderate alcohol, stronger Bel yeast, light earth, spices, and herbal grass.

Taste: Rich and sweet Pilsener malt, with apricot jam, light banana, potent alcohol, sugar, Bel yeast, faint earth, strong wood, light lemon, and light herbal hops.

Body: Mid to light body, quite rich and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Quite fat and creamy Pilsener malt, richer than Duvel. Dominated by pretty strong but tasty booze. Sugary with subdued sweetness. Ester is apricot and light banana. Yeasty and light spicy. Good…

Hoppiness: Light earth, spice and herbal grassy in nose and taste. Very low but testable bitterness for sweet-bitter semi finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Rich and very easy to mouth.

Comments: A decent Tripel, this one can be directly compared with Duvel - a strong Belgian Pilsener with deservingly richer body, great looks, creamier taste and excellent booze management. Down sides being a limited taste profile and has an somewhat stale feeling. Still, it has quite a lot of good things to build upon. Pretty solid and slightly above average, certainly worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (644) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 8, 2014
Deep golden coloured beer, pretty hazy with yeast flakes. Showing a light white head. On the nose aromas of hay, grass, floral notes arise. It also shows hints of citrus and dusty notes. Light fizzy and light slick bit watery texture with a medium-full body. Light-medium sweet with a notch of bitterness. The finish is a bit sweet and dry and medium long.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (875) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
0,33l fles die tijdens het openen de hele keuken onder spoot. Donker goudkleurig met gistdeeltjes een en witte kraag. Geur is gist, en alkohol als in wijn, beetje appelsap. Smaak is moutig, zoet bloemig, daarna alkoholwarm en een zoete afdronk, suiker is duidelijk aanwezig maar niet hinderlijk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5857) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottled 330ml. -from www.beershop.hr. Cloudy orange/golden coloured, medium to big sized white head, yeasty and fruity nose with minimal alcohol presence. Moderate malty, fruity and alcoholic with hint of spices. Not bad at all but everything seen before.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1158) - PORTUGAL - FEB 2, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a lightly cloudy golden colour with a nice white head. Aroma has malts and dough. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet, well balanced. The alcohol is present. Overall, a nice beer.


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