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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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The new masterpiece from the Val-Dieu brewery. A very complex and full-bodied beer with a long aftertaste. The brewmaster advices to cellar the beer for a year for it to unfold its full potential.

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4.9
Grzesiek79 (4435) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 Grand Cru Classe from Real Abbaye. coffee, herbs, basement aromas, butterscotch, black, cloudy, brown foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, umami, full body, thick feel, flat, long finish,

4.8
SamA (1) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2005 does not count
Love it. Strong mellow drink. 10.5 suggests Hops on first taste. Dry fruit added? Tasty. Found on tap Portland Or Horse Brass pub.

4.8
mrhoppy (1196) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Holy mackerel this is good. Make sure you stir it up and get the sediment in the bottom. If you like that sort of thing. The sediment adds a lot of flavor Aroma is Belgium and alcohol esters up the nose. Very penetrating. What can I tell you to let you know how great this beer is? The kind of beer that preceeds great works of art. Big sweet and syrupy from start to finish but it but it doesn’t hurt the beer at all in fact it is what carries to the top rung. It is Stouty in a bitterness way but then it’s Barleywineness kicks in with a powerful sweetness and bitterness interplay. Are you with me? Then the chocolate kicks in. Prunes, raisins, figs, spices. Oh.... If I could only brew a beer like this? I would....... ? I must do this one again.

4.8
Alusmamuts (2137) - LATVIA - DEC 15, 2012
Very good belgium dark beer, but for unknown reaons I like Val Dieu Brune a bit more. Rich fruity taste, good for enjoying long time.

4.7
commonshawn (1321) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2015
Tap in 10oz goblet at meddlesome moth in Dallas with commonmac. Dark ruby with very frothy white head. Candy sweet nose. Dark fruit and heavy yeast. Good body and great balance. Some spice, but smooth . Love the finish. So good. A must do...or must val do...

4.7
Lele (562) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 27, 2016
ASPETTO: nera impenetrabile a bicchiere nero, verso la fine ti accorgi che si tratta di un marrone scurissimo. Schiuma beige chiarissima, abbondante, fine e persistente. AROMA: vinoso, speziato, leggero legno, maltato, leggero fruttato (frutti rossi). GUSTO: caramello, maltato, leggero liquoroso soprattutto nel finale, botte, leggero vino rosso. Corpo strutturato e oleoso, carbonizzazione abbastanza bassa.

4.7
dorain (647) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Aus der Flasche (Version 2014) 2017-06 getrunken. Ok hier sorgen die 10,5% für einen vollen Körper und der transportiert eine Kombination aus malzige Süße und herbe Hopfenoten hervorrangend. Die Flasche von 2014 hat nun gute 3 Jahre gelagert und hat nun noch eine schöne leichte Honignote in dieses Bier gezaubert. Traumstoff!

4.6
Gerbeer (4014) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep red brown with medium head. Aromas of caramel, malts, and candied fruit. Smooth and rich. Flavors of malt, toffee/brown sugar and light spice. Sweet. Well balanced. A great beer.


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