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


on tap

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RATINGS: 612   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VoodooBear (48) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
didierlewallon (103) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
Tiene un color rubio ligeramente fangoso. Posee un bello equilibrio entre el lúpulo y la malta, la amargura y la dulzura. Tiene un sabor picante y alcoholizado al final de boca.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Excited for this... Some regular customers of mine at Dutch’s highly recommended that I try it, been meaning to for a while. Clear golden color. Little ring of off-white head, couple short ropes of lace. Interesting aroma up front, get a bunch of pilsner-like flavor -- sort of unusual for a tripel. Must be all that pilsen malt and saaz. I don’t mind it, but it’s very different. Bright golden tropical fruits, some citrus. Pretty nice. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation, kind of crisp, more dry finish. Easier-drinking and lighter than the ABV would suggest. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitterness, nice more dry taste in the finish. Easy-drinking for a tripel, not too sweet. The pilsener of tripels, apparently. Very much tastes like a tripel influenced by a pilsener. Hoppier and less sweet than typical too, the hop seems to make for a nice balance in the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfuen03 (351) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2014
Pours orange, medium haziness, with an excellent, big, compact and long lasting white head. Aroma of cereal and a little of honey. Medium body and carbonation, alcohol very well masked. Very tasty, full of cereal, belgian yeast, caramel; moderate sweetness, very deep and complex. Excellent long lasting sweet (but not overwhelming).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joostvdveen (18) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
mooi schuim en kleur. mat aroma. veel co2, licht bitter, pittige tonen in de smaak

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (446) - SERBIA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle 0.33l in Liege Belgium.Pour it orange colour with big white head.Floral and hoppy aroma.So carbonated but in a good way.Sweet of fruits.Ok tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentKabel (209) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Clear golden coloured beer with a white head. Medium Carbonation. Fruity sweetness in the aroma, Yeast, fruitiness and a little spice in the taste. Warming alcohol afterglow, Smooth fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - AUG 27, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-20-13- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served an orange yellow colored brew with only a tiny white head floating atop the brew. The small head fades rather fast to leave only a light level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is fruity and sweet with notes of biscuit and doughy bread. The fruity aromas are of banana, apricot, peach and some apple. Mixed with these aromas are a lighter yeasty and spice smell as well as a little bit of earthy smell. Taste – The taste starts out with a mix of a bready flavor as well as a strong fruit showing. The fruity flavors are all quite light (in color) in nature with apricot and peach the strongest, but mixed with other flavors of orange and tangerine. A banana flavor comes to the tongue more toward the middle and at the end. The banana flavor is accompanied by some sweeter honey flavors as well as notes of coriander and pepper. Toward the end the spice flavors grow more intense and are joined by a lighter alcohol boozy flavor, which leaves a warming and fruity spiced flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly below average side for a 9% abv triple with a carbonation level that is a bit on the lower side. The thinner body was quite nice for all the fruit flavors of the beer as well as the drinkability, although a little more carbonation may have been a bit for fitting for the flavors. Overall – A quite enjoyable triple with sweeter fruit flavors and just enough boozy, spicy and bready flavors to balance out all the fruit. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1246) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Dit was voor mij persoonlijk de minste van de Val-Dieu-bieren. Dan zit er aan de andere meer smaak aan.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
puhveli (9) - - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
Tämä oli hyvä. Oli joku toinenkin belgialainen bisse mutta en muista tämän nimeä

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lownote (89) - USA - AUG 11, 2014
Gold yellow color with frothy thick head/small bubbles from a large bottle. Slightly sweet aroma. Light bubbly mouthfeel. Sweet light taste mostly of malts, belgiany yeast flavors, and candy sugar. I like this beer and its a good drink, but its a little understated in flavor and not the most memorable triple I’ve had.

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