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


on tap

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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This authentic Abbey Ale is based on the recipe perfected centuries ago by the monks of Abbey du Val-Dieu.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4396) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2006
The aroma is sweet, malty, and yeasty to the point of smelling like cheese. There are also nutty, lemon, and metallic elements as well but they are very faint. The appearance is gold and a little hazy with a large foamy head. The flavor is quite nice. It is dominated by malt but also has some fruit and mild citrus. The palate is pretty good as well as this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2006
11.2 oz bottle pours pale golden very cloudy with a fluffy white head that stays pretty well and laces. Aroma is yeast and slight lemon. Flavor is quite yeasty. Notes of bannana, pear, honey, and spice in the flavor as well. Feels light and airy in the mouth plenty of carbonation. Finish is quite dry. All in all pretty tasty..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quinten (1062) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2005
would these be from 1216 till now that flavor?? ,....Full head, not a bad abbaye but it is to sour fore me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2005
Clear blond colour, large white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma, but also a little duff. Full body, but with a rather flat finish. light bitter, some hints of tequila? Some sweet touches as well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (5215) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Musky, grainy, phenolic aroma. Fair looks: small Belgian bottle, decent label, cloudy golden beer, lacing head. The malting has a musty twang - it reminded me too much of cheap cream ale or something. Finishes quickly, except for the skunky yeast that hangs around too long. Mildly tart. DIsappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2005
Golden colour with a faint haze and a white head. Sweet fruity aroma with a yeasty note. Malty and quite sweet flavor with a yeasty and light spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
Nice and tastefull beer. Number 2 in our beer-taste competition. Very nice label and bottle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Cloudy honey pour working well in a Duvel tulip. Nice head, but not as expected. Bubbles rain* an upwards supreme thanks to the mighty "D" etched to the bottom. Taste at first is a bit soap, but on the warm, comes in with a almost corn like honey dew. Some citrus on the bounce and a few mild, MILD spices...a citrusy-vanilla aftertaste. smooth all the way. the alchy really waits untill the last few to bring itself into the picture

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2005
From a 750 ml bottle. The body is a hazy light godl color. There is also a frothy and thick white head. Very tiny bubbles, as dense a head as I have seen from a non nitro beer. The aroma is some sweat scks with some lemons and a little bit of peaches. There is also some dry hay. The taste is dry with pears and some spicy cinnamon. There is also a little note of hay and some honey. A nicely done ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Slightly cloudy golden beer with a creamy, white head leaving some lacework. Marked yeasty aroma and some coriander up there too. Soft and lightly malty with a weak perfumy touch from the coriander. Only the slightest hint of hops in the finish. A very accessible and pleasant "Blonde" that hardly can offend anyone. On the other hand it’s not really very thrilling. 270905

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