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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

239 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-20-2002

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 239 | Reviews: 168
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edkorganisation
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Aftertaste of this a bit hazy brown or maybe closer to dark golden colored beer is especially light, which I really liked. While I am new to this style, so far there are few beers I've tasted that had such an enjoyable aftertaste.
Smells a bit like champagne or white wine, has a nice looking foam which disappears very slow comparing to many other beers. Overall very light, so as the 8 degree alcohol within this one which is close to unnoticeable.

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4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is lightly sweet (banana?) and molasses-like; a touch smoky and tart with a slight crayon-like aroma. Cloudy and dark brown with ruby highlights; pale tan head that doesn't last especially long. Lots of rich, malty sweetness, toasted bread crust, notable alcohol; spicy, dried fruit-like flavors; a bit of that crayon-like taste; slight accentuating bitterness; some alcohol in the finish followed by a fruity and malty aftertaste. Smooth, frothy, mouth-filling carbonation; surprisingly little dryness from the alcohol.

Solid and straightforward; plenty of sweet, roasty malt and frothy carbonation which makes for an enjoyable experience. Not especially complex, but the flavors and aromas that are present are enjoyable. The alcohol is a bit boozy for my taste but not uncharacteristic for the style.

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4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.45/5  rDev +11%

Poured into snifter.
Hazy brown beer with nice beige head, excellent retention. Smell of hazelnuts, dark fruits, toffee, smoke. Flavour of dark fruits, candy sugar, yeasts, smoke notes, very complex, balance between sweetness, sourness and bitterness. Medium bodied, slightly alcoholic brew. Magnificent!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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Val-Dieu Brune from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
90 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.