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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

258 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 258
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 44
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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frontalot

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-24-2014 13:04:15 | More by jmsedgwick
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-13-2014 16:07:33 | More by lunarbrew
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-13-2014 15:09:49 | More by Stevedore
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

01-08-2014 02:37:48 | More by JamieDuncan
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crhea89

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

01-01-2014 22:39:29 | More by crhea89
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Kerne

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-30-2013 00:58:19 | More by Kerne
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Alex5

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

12-10-2013 03:06:32 | More by Alex5
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep tawny color with relatively good clarity. big fizzy off white head. Rich hearty, currants, figs, booze soaked dark fruits. There really is a nice hearty grainy smell that overrides the other smlls in this beer. Smells like theses hearty rustic pretzels I had at a german beer garden.

The flavor is incredibly subtle and delicious. Slightly sweet dark fruits, some dark belgian candi sugar, that hearty grainy flavor comes up on the back end for a bit of balance, a little bit of alcohol heat on the back and a little bit of lingering sweetness. Incredible subtlety though with a velvety medium body and prickly carbonation. It's a really great beer, for being so big it drinks so easy, simple but well blended flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 05:15:15 | More by jtierney89
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

11-29-2013 23:27:30 | More by dcisco44
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-29-2013 22:41:51 | More by GABrew
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-31-2013 03:35:13 | More by jaydoc
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap part of my uprising

Served in a Val-Dieu goblet

The beer is deep red with a dark white head. The beer laces very well.

The nose is sweet with hints of berries, heavy malts and a pleasant alcohol back

The taste is a classic quad, malty earth with hints of leather and almost red wine. There is a noticeable amount of alcohol but it cuts the mouth making a nice dry mouth.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2013 20:48:54 | More by bishopdc0
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml caged & corked bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a murky medium brown color, with a large off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, caramelized malts, dark fruit, brown sugar, some spice and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel, brown sugar, spices and some fruit. Then some breadiness comes in from a strong Belgian yeast backbone and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a solid Quad to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 02:53:02 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Jeeb

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

09-16-2013 19:28:04 | More by Jeeb
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Raziel313

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Missouri

5/5  rDev +19.6%

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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-30-2013 03:37:03 | More by schopenhauerale
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SGToliver

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-23-2013 09:14:22 | More by SGToliver
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jalexy

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-22-2013 16:04:36 | More by jalexy
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California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-13-2013 05:36:45 | More by ste5venla
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

08-10-2013 22:27:44 | More by maketheheartglad
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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Val-Dieu Grand Cru from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
93 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.