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


on tap

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RATINGS: 666   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Bottle Conditioned cork said 12/04,Chalice,58f white meringue like head beautiful light gold,slight yeast and alcohol aroma , starts with a slight sweetness but has a astringent bite in the finish.Its not very balanced the alcohol is very evident

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2004
Slight cloudy gold with thick white head. Coriander, vanilla, and lime come to the nose. Med-Heavey weight with sweet mid and lingering finish. Vanilla, roasted flavors, orange, and lots of sweetness throughout. Great triple!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Right now, I’m in desperate need of relief from an excrutiating night at work, and this bottle just so happens to wait in the fridge. Let’s hope it does the trick! Untwisting the wire cage, almost there, and POP!, goes the cork with no effort or urging at all! Someone could have gotten hurt that way! It’s a foamy gusher, too, the suds filling the glass immediately, and spilling out of the sides, soI’ll take time to admire the appearance, while it dwindles down. Hazy golden color, gorgeous, lace-weaving head, crystalline, pure white, fluffy as they come. Aroma: light and angelic, a sublime sweetness, distinct candi sugar, a little fruity, spicy, ethereal and ultimately uplifting. Now, to taste: very sweet, candy-ish, with fruit notes, peach, apricot, and orange, in attendance as well. Light in body, but long in flavor, with the sweetness profoundly impacted upon the palate, stays on board and tickles the senses for a few sweet seconds, then lightly drifts off. Flavor gets lemony, more spicy, prickly and sticky, near the end of the first glass, but let’s not forget, this is a full 750ml bottle I’m exploring. I consider what uses and occasions are ideal for this brew, and they can only be times when you need to bring up the happiness in your life, (like now, for weak and weary me), or when you’re already happy, but could stand a little extra joy, what the hell. It’s here in this bottle, just watch the cork, and get ready to slurp up some foam!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Nice ocean spray of a head atop a sea of light copper goodness. Aroma of apple cider and a slight yeasty musty quality. Light flavor for the style but very well constructed. Apple and cheese complexity with a crisp champagne bite. Brie rind notes. This is a light version of the style, but I really enjoy it. Good, smooth, easy drinking. One of the most beautiful beverages to gaze upon.

   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 (10105) - 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 (2717) - 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 (5196) - 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*

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