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Val-Dieu Grand Cru - Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu

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Val-Dieu Grand CruVal-Dieu Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

262 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 262
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 43
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-02-2006)
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-02-2011 01:50:27 | More by Snellgg5
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tjseveryday

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-08-2011 22:10:34 | More by tjseveryday
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-17-2013 01:47:08 | More by Sspeer1
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slm100


5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-11-2012 23:07:27 | More by slm100
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-17-2011 04:01:54 | More by bigdaddypolite
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-14-2011 18:28:17 | More by Jspriest
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-15-2011 16:18:46 | More by ElGallo
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

5/5  rDev +19.6%

08-31-2013 01:13:26 | More by Anvilfarm
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dbellizzi

California

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-29-2011 04:13:39 | More by dbellizzi
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clegolfski

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-21-2011 22:03:42 | More by clegolfski
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-26-2011 01:30:25 | More by Rochefort10nh
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GustoMan

Florida

4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was my first taste of Val'Dieu Gran Cru and let me tell you that it wont be the last! Like I just read by another taster it has such a silky smooth mouth feel and the lightly well balanced fruity taste was well balanced with the high gravity alcohol level. There is also a slight spice taste that only sneaks in and doesnt take over. I might just have to visit Brasserie De L'Abbey DU Val-Dieu in Aubel Belgium someday and thank them for such a well done brew!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2008 21:59:22 | More by GustoMan
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clear, dark auburn. Big rocky cap of tan froth recedes gradually and leaves nice swaths of lace. Aroma is full of sweet candy, yeasty, estery goodness and warm biscuity malt tones. Very solid flavor profile that exhibits more earthiness than the aroma led on to. The candy like maltiness lends a sweetness to the overall impression. Subtle spice and subtle cookie dough yeastiness. Everything is so subtle, yet so perfect as well. This is truly an intricate work of art. Cinnamon and cardamon. Earthy fruitiness. Mouthfeel is like cotton. So damn smooth. This beer wilts away in the mouth like cotton candy. This whole experience is exceptional. Great, great beer. Owe a thanks to the Zapster for this B-day present. Next time I crack one of these I'll have to whip up some Lobster salad and salmon steaks on the grill and truly make it an evening of Decadence.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2008 03:55:31 | More by Bighuge
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mynie

Indiana

4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours like gingerbread and butter. Neat like them, too. Sandy offred. Nice head.

Smells of wonderful fruit and yeast and ethanaol and love. Lightly sour. Lightly burny.

Tastes perfect. Excellent. Excellent and perfect. Giant fruit, fresh and authentic like you're on a grove, walking amongst the fruit, and you just pull one right off the goddamn vine and bite into it. What fruit these are, I do not know. It's really fucking tasty, though. Moves into medium-bodied red wine, peppery yeast, pleasant alcoholic zing.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2009 04:54:15 | More by mynie
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abents

Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark reddish brown color with huge light tan head that laces sporadically. Smells of yeasty bread with a hint of sweetness.
wow this an interesting brew a whole lot going on with the taste buds. Sweet malty, fruitiness lead into various spices, maybe anise, pepper?, and red fruits. Way more complex than what my lowly palate can detect, but sooo interesting and delicious. Slight alcohol at the finish, but so smooth and exciting, this is one BIG beer.
Mouthfeel is probably one of the best I have ever had, it has this creamy texture upfront that leads to a refreshing crispness at the end. Great, great beer put on to try again list.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 04:54:30 | More by abents
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Kraken

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wonderful Beer poured from from caged and corked 750ml bottle. Smells of raisins and fermented apples. Deep Brown color, thin foamy head with nice lacing, head diminishes over time. First sip of the dark caramel-goodness is raisin/plum with citrius and vanillla notes. Slight alcohol taste upfront, alcohol becomes more noticeable as if warms. Nice finish, apples, caramel and yeast become more prevalent as beer warms. Complex but not cloying as some other quads. Fantastic beer highly recommend if you can find. Took my bro and I 2yrs to find our second bottle!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2008 00:52:44 | More by Kraken
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

11-16-2011 03:47:29 | More by bpfrush
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wollefdoogylloj

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Davintosh


4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

11-16-2012 05:49:55 | More by Davintosh
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ZeroFX7

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Impfan

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma and flavor of dark, candied fruit, caramel, toffee, clove, banana, tart Branston pickle, ginger, lemon and orange peel, and honeyed melon, cherries, grapes, and pears. Very complex and appealing with just the right level of carbonation. One of the better Grand Crus I’ve tasted.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 20:02:31 | More by Impfan
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marleyr

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-19-2014 19:50:55 | More by marleyr
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mikeradebaugh

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

08-26-2012 18:40:41 | More by ILiveOffHops
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Val-Dieu Grand Cru from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
93 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.