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


on tap

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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2004
Hazy yellow colour with solid lasting head. Aroma is malty with some spices and fruit. Flavor is fruity with the lemon very clear.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Very soapy-clean aroma. One of the more substantial heads I’ve seen on a beer, perhaps corresponding with the cork-missile that should prompt a label warning! Flavor is very fruity, mostly banana with some strawberry and tart lime elements. Aftertaste is sort of like a Long Island iced tea. Though it has the tornadic bubbly appearance of a great tripel, too much of it "goes to the head" - the drink itself has bubbles but loses a bit of carbonation before it gets to the mouth (still quite adequate though). If someone was to offer me a Val-Dieu Tripel, hey, I won’t turn it down. And at 9%, I’ll drink the last couple or three ounces from the bottle itself despite the yeast!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2004
Poured a hazy, medium yellow color with a smaller white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles on the side of the glass. Spicy and fruity aromas and tastes. Grapes. Some citrus. Sweeter tasting. Thinner body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2004
A murky yellow appearance with a moderate white head and some good lacing. The aroma is lemon, spices, and pears. The flavor is a bit on the sour side with a some lemon and apricots. It has a rather soft mouthfeel and a citrusy aftertaste. Quite a nice Tripel here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 Pours from the 330cl bottle with a beautiful lght gold color. Has a small soapy looking head. Sweet fruity aroma of pears and red grapes. Also has hint of nutmeg. The taste is a bready cinnamon. A medium mouthfeel backs this up. The flavors also has apples and warming alcohol. A solid entry in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2004
750ML Bottle. Figured I would tackle this one tonight. Spicy aroma that matches the taste at first. Had a little citrus twist to it, but left a very smooth taste. Mild head that left quickly, white of course. I actually enjoyed this more than I thought I would granted the ratings. Gave a great buzz that dissapated quickly with no regret, granted the size of the bottle:) *watch out for that yeasty bottom. Will need to be spun*

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2004
On tap: Aroma is hard to pick up. A little spicey, a little hoppy I guess. Pours a hazy yellow with an ok head. Malty fruity flavor. Somewhat citrus with light hop finish. Lightly malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
April 2004. Hazy blonde with a yeasty lemony aroma, a little tart. Sweet confectionnary sugar with alittle spiciness and oranges, and good alcohol warmth. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1430) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 15, 2004
the aroma is very strange, very bitter outhouse character, somewhat hard to explain. The taste is on the sweeter note, easy going, some spices but very little, it´s nicely balanced taste wise, but it´s lacking a bit of something .. not bad but not breathtaking for the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Pale orangish golden, aroma of honey, and light spice, sweet , soothing , not overly complex but pleasant and satisfying, enjoyable

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