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

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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This authentic Abbey Ale is based on the recipe perfected centuries ago by the monks of Abbey du Val-Dieu.

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sneevel (71) - - NOV 11, 2012
Pours a light orangey golden with a generous white head. Clean light malt and spices on the nose. Light bodied in the mouth with delicate ginger and some vanilla notes. Little trace of alcohol, some sweetness. Good.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyhallmanti (385) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2017
33cl bottle split with Richardvv and SimonBlok. Pours a hazy orange brown colour with a big creamy head which slowly recedes to a thick layer and leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma of rubber, cloves, caramel, cantaloupe, malt. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter with soft dry finish. Notes of caramel, cantaloupe, spices, malt. Texture is soapy, medium bodied with average carbonation

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonBlok (424) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2017
33cl bottle, courtesy Richardvv. Appearance: hazy dark straw with medium white head. Aroma: dusty, old peoples house smell, cloves, oxidized. Taste: medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of fruits, clove, spices, dusty. Palate: medium bodied, oily texture and lively carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Richardvv94 (33) - Valthe, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2017
Gedronken met Simon en Quinten, 2e biertje van de avond. Ruikt erg kruidig, smaakt weinig bitter en een beetje droog, niet echt identificeerbare smaken

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
L_Lovecraft (470) - - FEB 11, 2017
Sweet aroma, dried fruits and spices, amber with a good white head, medium body, medium carbonation, spices and hints of caramel...not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madnorwegian (198) - FRANCE - FEB 11, 2017
Not a bad Christmas beer. Mostly on the sweet malty side but relatively well balanced overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freretoc (1897) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 30, 2016
Bue ŕ la pression en 25cl au El Napo ŕ Ličge Couleur blonde, belle mousse et belle effervescence Nez sur le sucre Attaque porto et le bois avec une pointe épicée et sucrée.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (785) - HUNGARY - DEC 23, 2016
A karácsony idén ezzel a főzettel köszönt be, s mintha régen látott ismerőst üdvözölnénk személyében, függetlenül attól, hogy még sohasem volt szerencsém az apátsági főzethez. Ízig-vérig belga itóka ködfátyolos, mustszerű testtel, hófehér, pöffeszkedő habpaplannal, marcipános hangulatú élesztős illatokkal. Kellemes, zamatos kortyokkal örvendeztet, valódi malátaszirup benyomását kelti, melyet cifra élesztő szálai bolondítanak meg kissé. Diófélék hangulata, túlérett, vagy éppen aszalt gyümölcsök jegyeinek turmixa, mindez közepes, az ital szerkezetéhez épp ideális szénsavtartalommal, ízletes lecsengéssel. Ezekben a darabokban nemigen lehet csalódni, különösen karácsonykor nem.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5214) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2016
750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 8/17/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber/light orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange, peach, apricot, apple, pear, melon, plum, golden raisin, peppercorn, coriander, light banana/clove, honey, candi sugar, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, peach, apricot, apple, pear, melon, plum, golden raisin, peppercorn, coriander, light banana/clove, honey, candi sugar, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness and light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, peach, apricot, apple, pear, melon, plum, golden raisin, peppercorn, coriander, honey, candi sugar, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from carbonation and yeast spiciness. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 7%. Overall this is an outstanding Tripel! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and quite refreshing to drink. Very bright and complex on yeast, with great malt balance. Very well carbonated, but not prickly or foamy on mouthfeel. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syfher (364) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; from the fridge. Good Christmas beer BUT : we’re in front of a low alcohol winter beer (only 7%) which is clearly tasted in the light palate that that beer gave. The colour is a beautiful copper/ginger one, with a white foamy head. The taste is spicy, warm.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
77ships (8968) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2016
[Thank you for sharing!][330 ml. bottle sampled @ O.B.E.R. Kerstbierfestival 2016] Clear amber, tanned head. Nose is sweet sugar, chemical, sugar, syrup, some vegetables. Thin, fizzy, sparkling, chemical, sugar, low vegetable, fain t dark fruit, hollow, thin & fizzy. Poor, expected much more here, bad bottle maybe?


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