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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: 653   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.


3.6
   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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Golden to orange in color. Tall off white head. Sweet apricot aroma with mild yeast and orange zest playing backup. Sweetish flavor with apricots and caramel hanging around. Some dry/yeasty notes. Full bodied and decent to end the night with.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
diabel (1624) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2004
At belgianbeerweekend, Brussels Creamy head. Excellent lace. Flat, yellow body. Citrus and pine in the aroma. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter initial flavour to moderately bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7311) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Pours with a short white head and a hoppy, fruity aroma. The flavor is smooth and slighty sweet, with a hint of carbonation. As rickgordon says, Tripel Karmeliet with more carbonation. This is a good example of the Belgian Tripel style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2004
This triple pours a yellow/amber color with large carbonation and a thick creamy head. The head diminishes quickly but leave a smooth layer of sticky lace. The smell is earthy, but somewhat fruity (cotton candyish)with a hint of cherries. The flavor has stong hints of alcohol, with a sweet start and a very quick dry finish- like a wine. Smoother and sweeter as it warms. The mouth feel is creamy and smooth with a somewhat dry finish. IMHO: The temperature has a significant impact in the representation of the flavor and consistency. I really felt I had it at the best temp possible when I first tasted it, and was somewhat disappointed. As the beer warmed it became much smoother, sweeter and well balanced. A pretty good Belgian

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2607) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Medium sized offwhite head, good retention and a sticky, relentless thin sheet of lace left behind. Hazy gold/orange hued brew. Malty, lightly diacetyl nose. Medium body, fine carbonation. Medium sweet malt flavor, hints of bananna, caramel, faint nuttiness with bready undertones. Medium sweet finish. Nice quaff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2323) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2004
The first few momoents withthis beer led me to believe that I was in for another generic "belgian" "abbey". But after warming up a bit, it became quite assertive and nice, satisfying. Maintained a nice effervescence through out the entire bottle. I am looking forward to trying come other beers form these guys.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2004
Bottled. Clear deep golden. Sweet, malty nose with tones of vanilla. Flavour is malty, quite hoppy with notes of pineapple. ABV is shining through, as it should(?). Somewhat unbalanced sweetness, I believe. Very much like Tripel Karmeliet, but this one has more carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Cork date 12/05 - presumably best by date. Clear yellow with some rather lively looking yeast colonies swimming about. Nice white head that leaves sheets of wispy lacing behind. The aroma is sweet honey, citrus, and little bit of pepper. Deeper inhaliations bring some definte alcohol notes. The flavor is not nearly as good as the aroma, sweet and alcoholic, very one-dimensional. Medium sticky body. My favorite triple is still brewed by an American, Allagash.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8335) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2004
Orange-gold; cream-coloured , huge & dense head. Vanilla, alcohol, white candi sugar in the nose. Very dry, candi-sugar dominated taste, sweet slight citrus fruit. Finish gives a bit more pepper, with just a touch of bitterness. Creamy, even a bit doughy mouthfeel; alcohol obvious and dry. Way too sweet tripel, very unbalanced.


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