Val-Dieu Brune - Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
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Reviews by TonyReaves:
3.98/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Got this in a gift pack with three 11 oz. bottles and a goblet. Poured into the goblet, of course.
Pours with a good head that dissipates quickly. Cloudy dark-red, looks gorgeous.
Smell has some dark fruit, maybe dates. A little metallic.
Sweet taste with a hint of alcohol. More dark fruit flavor- this is a rich-tasting beer, although the carbonation keeps it from feeling too heavy.
High carbonation keeps it light on the tongue. Despite the sweetness, it's fairly light-bodied.
Not sure I'd drink a lot of this. As I finish this, I have no urge for another, which I'm going to rate as "average" since it's a dubbel, and I've never ordered a second dubbel despite my fondness for the style.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2010 06:43:45 | More by TonyReaves
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
They had lots of stuff hand written about it being a handmade cloister beer, so they're right in that they're an Abbey beer. At 8%, I was concerned for my sobriety, but what the hell. Surprisingly, it had lots of banana flavors and virtually no bitterness, but had a few sour notes, so it was leaning towards an Oud Brun. The alcohol was hidden well in a very caramel-forward beer. 4.
Serving type: on-tap
05-21-2014 23:11:57 | More by boddhitree
3.51/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruit, alcohol, and slight smoke aromas. Taste is much the same with smoke and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is fairly tasty but the smoke presence I am getting is unexpected for the style.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2013 04:35:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
Val-Dieu Brune from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
90 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.