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

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358 Ratings

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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 26
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2002)
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North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into red wine glass.

A - Golden, perhaps a shade paler than apple juice. Some largish sediment floating around. 2-3 fingers of white head rise with decent retention as a moderate cap lasts for the duration. Decent lacing as well.

S - Great aroma, something between butter, sour apples, pears, and even a bit of lemon, orange, and pineapple. Smells sort of like some kind of interesting smoothie. There's some powder on the back end along with a bit of vinegar. A very fruity tripel that delves into some unusual but well-integrated citrus and tropical aromas.

T - Sour apples drizzled with a bit of pineapple syrup atop a sort of butteriness, akin to a pie or dessert of some sort. The moderate sweetness dies down mid palate giving way to orange and lemon notes with citric sourness and medicinal bitterness. Slight sourness carries into late palate where bitterness peaks with powdery flavor. Tart lemonade and phenols carry into the finish.

M - Medium bodied, and while initially a solid medium carbonation subsisted, it did not hold up well and the beer got significanly flatter in a short period of time. Val-Dieu Triple was much better with some bubbles and the flatness occurs much too quickly.

D - Overall a pretty good tripel. Not my favorite, but definitely nothing to pass up and worth exploring for it's slightly different citrus/pineapple flavor as opposed to the banana/vanilla found alongside the typical apple/pear. The finish gets a little muddled and the phenolic aspects aren't integrated as well as they could be but this stuff is small potatoes. Worth checking out, and certainly something I'd revisit down the road.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 05:41:57 | More by PatrickJR
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4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the House of Brews in Jensen Beach, poured into a chalice.

A –Can a beer look both hazy and bright? Yes it can and that is what this one pours. Think stark white head that left clingy lacing down the glass.

S – Floral, fruity esters, sweet and light.

T – Fruit comes through first with a nice light sweetness. Apples and pears. Touch of hops follows with just the smallest amount of bitterness. Compliments that fruit flavors very well. Light honey and pepper flavors and just again a touch of Belgian yeast to finish.

M – Perfectly carbonated. Tingly on the palate as it feels alive. Clean finisher.

O – Cant beat this. It’s a very good tripel. Easy drinker and complex tasting. Delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2014 16:22:01 | More by GallowsThief
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4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Gold/auburn, foamy white head on initial pour into a tulip glass which resolved to nice thin layer, good effervescence and cloudy

S: Bouquet of honey and caramel, malty, fruit esters (a little banana, raisin, apple),

T: Malty forward taste, hint of pear/plum followed by a little fruit/honey then a hint of hops and a fairly dry clean finish.

M: Just the right amount of carbonation to prevent it from being perceived as syrupy

O: Excellent beer, will definitely stock up.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With the vast array of "Belgian-style" this and "Belgian-inspired" that; its refreshing to get back to basics with an authentic and time-honored taste that relies not on gimmicks nor reinvention, but a pure and simple ale done right.

Val Dieu Tripel jumps right out of the gate with bold fruit and supportive sweetness. Its bright floral aroma is mildly of perfume and honeysuckle while a crisp wafer-thin pilsner-type of sweetness smolders beneath.

Upon the tongue, its bracing effervescent springs to life the beer's fruity and spicy attitude. Lemons, oranges and apples balance against white pepper, coriander, mild cumin and its grassy hop additions. Champagne-like acidity keeps the palate refreshed and highly drinkable.

Finishing with a nod to hops and alcohol spiciness, its continued grass and hay flavors superscede any fruity-sweet upstarts, en route to an effervescent acidity and a quick aftertaste of peppercorn.

With a smidgen more sweetness and a barely heavier feel, Val Dieu's Tripel is nearly spot-on to most abbey versions. With all the parts to its taste coming together effortlessly, the recipe and brewer execution works to near perfection.

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Golden, initial large thick head, very good
retention. A: Sour, earthy, yeasty with a hint of
molasses. T: Bittersweet wheat, touch of
sourness, notes of biscuit, slightly sour, fruity hid
the booze well. M: Light body for the high adv,
smooth, well carbonated, very easy to drink. O:
I’m coming round to tripels after initial
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layers and went down well.

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Val-Dieu Triple from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
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