Val-Dieu Brune - Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
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Reviews by bluegrassbrew:
4.47/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle into a chalice.
Pours a chestnut brown with a nice creamy white head. Leaves some good icing like lace around my glass.
Smells very nice. One of those beers I actually said, "Wow! Nice nose." Dark fruits and molasses like sweetness.
Taste is just a good as the nose. Candi sugars, molasses, some apricot and just a hint of heat. Subtle yet flavorful.
Overall, this was one tasty beer. Very easy drinking. The bottle went by way to quickly. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-29-2008 02:37:37 | More by bluegrassbrew
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.