Val-Dieu Grand Cru - Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
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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
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
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
Val-Dieu Grand Cru from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
93 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.