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Val-Dieu Blond - Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

165 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-04-2002

No notes at this time.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rocky head like a boulder that trails over amber-tinged blonde.
Phenolic nose - wax + earthy yeast, plus oily herbal leaf and flower nectar.
Clean lagery grain like baguette crust, slight yellow apple skin esters, a buttery hit, apple pie spice yeast and spicy hops. Tingly linger.
Fizzy, crisp, light.

Zippy and clean - a super summer quencher. Balanced and attenuated, but instead of complexity, the taste shifts with each sip - fruit, spice, grain. Incredibly well crafted for being so simple.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark golden orange hue with a small short lived white head. Aroma of sweet ripe fruit apples pears, Belgian yeast with some biscuit malt. Taste of biscuit malt, Belgian yeast, sweet fruity notes, some mild citrus, light bitterness. A medium body, light crisp mouth feel with mild carbonation on the Palate. Finish is of biscuit malt, Belgian yeast, pleasantly fruity with a slightly dry ending. Overall a good, delightful drinking ale.

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

I enjoyed this at Moeder Lambic served in a goblet chilled

The color is golden with good clarity and cloud-like white head with thick 3 fingers and average sized bead with thick lace pattern left nad good retention. The smell is earthy and grainy, almost hay-like with some malt and yeast spice with phenolic aroma and the grain smell is raw. The feel is very good wiht mild belgian yeast spice and light sweetness with a gentle creamy texture and moderately low carbonation with peppery tinge and mild alcohol in the finish which is dry.

The taste is very malty with yeasty flavor supporting that brings a sort of peppery dry aspect and spice/phenolic element with slight sweet element from the malt which also has a light toasted taste.There is a mild amount of alcohol in the finish flavor-wise. Overall a very good Belgian blond with spicy yeast and moderate strength -very quaffable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Presentation: Stubby 11.2 oz. brown bottle, served in an oversized wine glass.

Appearance: Cloudy, pale gold color. Develops a two finger bright white head that goes down but remains all the way to the end. It leaves some great lacing.

Smell: The scent is sweet, fruity, mainly banana. There's some nice herbal and malt notes, as well as some yeast in the background.

Taste: A fruit flavor is dominant. It has spice and herbal flavors that make for a very complex and appealing package. There's alcohol and a tiny malt sweetness at the end, with some bitterness to balance everything out.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth, creamy and medium bodied. It has mildly high carbonation that's not overwhelming but still present.

Overall: Very drinkable and complex. It has a lot of flavors and scents, but also a simple sweetness, balanced perfectly by a hint of bitterness and an alcoholic character, that just make it a great beer.

Val-Dieu Blond from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
87 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.