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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: 657   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2894) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Bottle A little thin maltwise considering what the style makes you expect. Pours a big white head on a hazy yellow body. candi sugar and Belgian spicines crowds out any malt.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mauroruellas (215) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2015
Coloração âmbar alaranjada,espuma cremosa com boa formação e duração;no nariz uma variedade de aromas,malte,caramelo,futas cítricas,especiarias,banana,notas tostadas;no sabor segue a variedade,mas bem equilibrado,sendo ao mesmo tempo complexo e suave,fácil de beber e saborear com inicio maltado e frutado e final com bom amargor,bom corpo,carbonação média,refrescante,anestesiante,retrogosto seco,ligeiramente amargo e duradouro.Uma cerveja de tirar o chapéu,faz jus a fama,entre as 5 melhores que já provei.Recomendo com louvor,sem medo de errar.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (894) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2015
Tap @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels 13/5-15. Phenolic, fruity and sweet. Body is medium.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5244) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2015
330 ml. bottle purchased @ Delhaize. BBF 23/07/2016. Hazy orange, small lacing white head. Nose is raw dough big time with powder sugar & lots of esters, green apple, odd & oddly inviting just like raw dough. Taste is a bit more standard, fish guts yeast with plenty of esters, green apple but still mixed with some sweetish raw dough, lightly phenolic & faintly medicinal,…. Yeasty & tad higher carbonation. In some ways overly Belgian for me but not without interest given the peculiar big raw dough sweetness & taste. Intriguing. Def. not bad even if a tad odd.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (578) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Trüb, gelb. In der Nase wilde HEfe, Kandiszucker. Am Gaumen Hefe, Banane, Süße, KAndiszucker, etwas dünn, ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1655) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Tap @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels 150513. Yeasty, fruity and spicy, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and fruity.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DJoer (947) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
Medium white head, golden colour, sour blanche smell, medium to high carbonation medium bitter sour yeasts malts taste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (91) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 1, 2015
Foam: large creamy white head, but not too long retention leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Colour: hazy dark golden, almost orange Aroma: white sugar, honey, floral, touch of lemon Taste: high carbonation, yeast tones, straw, honey, floral tones and white sugar, easy on the tongue, very well hides it’s 9% AVB, light fruits and some grass, later on a slight sourness comes in, quite tasty, more hoppy and less sweet than typical triple but I don’t like this kind of triple very much because of this slight sourness above mentioned.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4611) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear dark golden body with a large creamy white head. Nose is Belgian yeast tones, grains, straw, honey, floral tones, honey and hints of heather flowers and white sugar. Taste is white sugar, honey, floral heather tones, Belgian ale yeast and hints of banana and mild clove. Medium crisp body, high carbonation. Decent enough tripel, but not too impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3881) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Yellow with light haze. Nice balance of sweet fruitiness and yeast. Smooth and dangerously easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (279) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Très belle triple qui présente chacune des caractéristiques de ce style légendaire: blonde dorée, tête mousseuse à souhait et onctuosité à profusion! Nez de jeunes fleurs des champs, de trèfle et de miel. Un nez que l’on aime autant au crépuscule d’été sur la terrasse que dans un chalet après le ski en hiver! en bouche le liquide est d’une rondeur et d’un moelleux absolument merveilleux! L’onctuosité et la rondeur de cette bière ne sont ponctués que par des chaudes flaveurs de clou de girofle qui ajoutent avec justesse une touche légèrement épicée à cet élixir elfique.


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