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


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RATINGS: 618   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Pours a hazy deep golden color, moderate white head, some lace. Aroma is somewhat light, some yeast, spice, and malt. Flavor has some banana, otherwise pretty sweet with hints of honey. Some alcohol takes away from the other flavors. Some alcohol burn, medium to full body. Pleasant but average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2004
A hazy dark gold, nearly but not quite an orange. Big foamy, rocky, chunky off-white head, great lacing. Sage honey and alcohol in the nose. Sweet up front with creamy texture. Nice feel to it with almond, citrus and honey flavors. Quite tasty but subtle. The 9% can sneak up on you! Quite good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3178) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Pours clear yellow-orange with a thin/medium off-white head, leaving fair lacing. Aroma has some sour fruit (grapes, pineapple) and abundant bready, earthy esters. This Tripel is on the dry side, with a predominantly estery flavor. Bread, spice, and earth mingle with subdued sour fruit and candi sugar. Alcohol is well-hidden. Very drinkable and a very good Tripel, considering I typically prefer fruitier examples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5659) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2004 Rerate The cork nearly blew a hole in my ceiling and the foam would just not die. Flavor about the same but the foam was very distracting and took away from the enjoyment of this. Original 3.6 Not as tasty as some Tripels I have had - but I enjoy it’s "drinkability". Cloudy light golden appearance, moderate soft white head with lots of bubble action. Yeasty aroma, not unpleasant; flavor has a lot of phenols, with some banana essence to it. Bubblegum comes through in the back end. One of the more drinkable Tripels, but not as flavorful as most.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4322) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
An interesting corrugated pattern on the side of the bottle when you pour this. Hazy blonde beer, good bottle, OK engraved label. A little bland, super yeasty, moderately sweet, very little hopping. Finish has to do with children's aspirin somehow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2004
Lovely straw colour with good head retention. Aroma of light fruit and a pleasant creamy texture and palate. Tastes alcoholic but still very drinkable. A typical triple to be enjoyed at any time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2004
Golden with nice fluffy head. Good lace. Grassy, oily sweetness little herbal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - - JAN 31, 2004
750 ml. big 'ole brown Belgian bottle. Corked & caged. Best before date of 10/04 on cork. Still fresh then, huh? Loud pop ejected the cork forcefully from the bottle. Wow! What carbonation! I can tell this will be a treat. Poured out a cloudy, chill-hazed medium yellow color. Excellent for a triple. Thick, meringue-like head. Aromas are of fresh cut hay, slight hoppiness, sweet malts, candi sugar, and yeast. Tastes just like it smells. Mouthfeel is rich and full. Finishes sweet, but dry. Not cloying at all. A great Belgian triple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2004
Slight hazy golden color with a white head. The taste is fruits and yeast. A typical triple, but nothing special. Nice in the sommers I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5254) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2004
Bottle Conditioned. BBE March 2004. Soft and creamy with lots of sweet and pleasant caramel. Hoppy nose, and some pleasant short lived bitterness in the finish. A very pleasant drink.

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