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


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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Bottle, 2003: Mostly transparent golden with a nice large white foamy head, moderately sustaining. Aromas of yeast and candy notes. Flavor is fruity sweet, dough/bread, slight alcohol (though hidden well for the most part).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2005
33 cl 2003 bottle. Cloudy gold with a sturdy white head. Aroma is nicely both sweet and sugary. Taste is really sweet with some lemon, apple and tangerine. I get some rose flavor in the finish and the abv is masked really well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Bottle: Cloudy yellow, pale, large white rocky head, super sticky lacing, soft carbonation.   Fruity nose, noticable heat, slightly medicinal.   Fruity floral start, slightly bready, but the back end falls off quickly.   ABV is well hidden on the tongue.   Body and mouthfeel arent as full as I had hoped for this one.   Fairly clean finish, semi-sweet fruitiness lingers.   Decent, but doesn’t seem to pack a punch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2005
I always saw this one at the store and was curious... recently I finally decided to just go ahead and pick it up. I’m glad I decided that... this beer is pretty darn good if you ask me. It pours a nice hazy golden color and has a decent-enough amount of sediment. This beer is nice, creamy, fruity and has good body. I expected this beer to have a higher score here on RB, but what gives.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5559) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Cloudy orange. Initiallly there is a large head, that fades and only remains in a few spots on top of the beer. Light fruit aromas. More light fruit in the taste with some wheat. Light and refreshing, but lacks the complexity of some triples, like Tripel Karmeliet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 18, 2005
In the bottle from Gomers. Pours a dark gold, almost orange color. Off white head. Enormous chunks of yeast dribble out of the bottle rendering the ale quite cloudy as you swirl it. Perfume sweet aroma with a yeasty smell. Mild in its palate. Cleverly conceals its high test ethanol content. Slight tartness, but mostly a subtle medicine sweetness. Nothing as pronounced as many triples which I have enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Golden color with a large white head. Strong grapefruit aroma and hints of yeast throughout. Light - Medium bodied with a gentle touch of carbonation and a good balance of grapefruit, yeast and spice flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Golden hazy color body with a lacy white head. Very well blended sweet, citrus, honey and a touch of spice flavor. More than I expected from this bottle and a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2005
This is an OK tripel--but there are better tripels out there. Still, a nice degree of spice undertones makes for a pleasant tasting experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10555) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2005
yeasty smell, medium biscuity texture, smooth, high alcohol and eggshell medicinal yeasty aftertaste, partly arising from taste of white pepper and pear, sweet tangerine. Carbonation above average.

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