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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: 601   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VoodooBear (46) - San Juan, - MAR 10, 2013
Presentation: 11.2 oz. stubby brown bottle. Served in an oversized wine glass. Appearance: Thick, one and a half finger head that goes down to a thin ring and stays all the way to the end. It has a nice gold color and leaves some great lacing. Smell: Sweet fruit aroma complemented by some spices, pretty much sums it up. A faint alcohol smell is in there as well. Taste: A sweet fruit taste is dominant, with a strong alcohol kick a hint of hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel: It’s medium bodied with average carbonation. Creamy, smooth, and easy to drink. Overall: The sweet taste and smell combined, and the fact that this is a very easy to drink brew, are misleading. Not that this is a bad thing, but it’s something most people don’t expect on a beer with a this high of an alcohol content. But that’s what gives it such amazing character and feel. This is a must try.


2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
nool (11) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
I love the look of this beer. It pours very hazy with a very frothy head. It’s like drinking foam (in a positive sense). The flavours are good, but there’s an odd aftertaste that reminds me of the smell of urinal blocks that makes me mark it down.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdb84 (67) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Dark orange, slightly hazy, nice frothy foam head. Large yeast aroma, blue cheese, slight hint of copper/steel. Taste is sweet from the offset, but very robust: like honey and marzipan. Slight boozy kick, a little creamy as well. Misses a sour kick. Mellow aftertaste. Good triple though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jvhemert (328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2014
AROMA: dough, citrus, herbs, APPEARANCE: pale, hazy, frothy (extremely), white TASTE: medium bitterness, light sweetness, PALATE: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, astringent, bitter, long finish, OVERALL: very well-balanced triple easy to drink; quite bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Moravius (383) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
Flasche (33 cl), MHD 6/2014, über ein Jahr im Keller gelagert. - Orangegelb, wenig trüb. - In der Nase schwere würzige Süße, Hefe. - Antrunk recht massiv herb-fruchtig, süß, leicht weinig. Der hohe Alkoholgehalt tritt deutlich aber noch nicht fuselig hervor. Noten von Bitterorange, Vanille, Orangenlikör. Gut rezent, samtiges Mundgefühl. Mäßig bitterer Nachtrunk mit leicht krautigem Hopfen. - War mir von früheren Verkostungen als „eher grob gestricktes Tripel ... mit etwas grellen Fruchtaromen“ in Erinnerung, aber die längere Lagerung hat ihm sichtlich gutgetan und ein abgerundetes, harmonisches Bier hervorgebracht. Eine frische Flasche hätte ich allerdings bestenfalls mit 2,5 bewertet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vickey9 (443) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
Pours a orange yellow. Ripe fruits, full body, sticky texture. Taste is rather sweet. Palate nicely overhelmed by tones of plums maturated in alcohol. B@H

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (458) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 20, 2014
couleur jaune trouble, petite mousse blanche. Nez fort malté et foins. Gout simple mais fort de levures et fruits jaunes et céréales.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevnic2008 (7579) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2014
Unclear yellow, with small white head. Sweet malty, yeasty citrus aroma. Flavour follows aroma

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonb5 (340) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
330ml bottle poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Golden, initial large thick head, very good retention. A: Sour, earthy, yeasty with a hint of molasses. T: Bittersweet wheat, touch of sourness, notes of biscuit, slightly sour, fruity hid the booze well. M: Light body for the high adv, smooth, well carbonated, very easy to drink. O: I’m coming round to tripels after initial scepticism, this one ticked all the boxes, had layers and went down well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maarten1993 (268) - - MAY 24, 2014
Drank at Thijs 24-05-2014 during the tasting. Okay beer, not very special. Didn’t really like it.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
sbron (180) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
33cl fles. Goudgele kleur. Witte schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : citrus, koolzuur, fruitig, caramel.


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