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


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RATINGS: 701   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Slightly hazy, golden brew with a ful and frothy, white head. Very aromatic almost flowery nose. Refined, perfumy flavours with a dry and bitter palate and lots of warming alcohol. 040901

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2005
Mid gold colour. Hazy, with a scant head. Aroma has zesty orange and peppery spice. More oranges in the flavour - reminded me of marmalade. Some underlying bitterness. The mouthfeel isn’t very expansive but becomes a bit sticky. Seville oranges feature in the bittersweet finish. There’s a warming glow in the aftertaste but the alcohol isn’t to intrusive. No great depth but this is pleasant, clean and (relatively) easy-drinking tripel. 330ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2005
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Good, solid abbaye (Abij?) tripel. Fairly complex aroma with honey, yeast, peach, orange. Sweetish but satisfying.

   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 (5594) - 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.

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