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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
92
outstanding

279 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 279
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 45
Gots: 16 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

AnitaBrewski, Jun 28, 2013
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mrfrancis, Jun 21, 2013
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drummermattie02, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ajzy, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

smithj4, May 31, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy brownish amber in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of dark fruits are present in the nose - plums seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of dark fruits along with a moderate amount of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: While you can tell that this is a strong beer from the sweetness, it hides its alcohol very well from the taste. This is exactly how I like my quads - with lots of fruits and a good amount of sweetness.

metter98, May 31, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (75 cl.) purchased from "Bières d'ailleurs", and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : reddish brown color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : roasted malt and spicy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : alcohol and malty flavors, with vineous notes.
Drinkability : a nice beer in the style Quadrupel.

thierrynantes, May 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

RedneckBeerz, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

wer3w01f, May 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

BartMcStout, May 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

samEBC, Apr 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

randylangford, Apr 26, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with fruity and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

WanderingFool, Apr 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

mikeradebaugh, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BAsbill, Mar 30, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Corked bottle...nice pop...poured in a Corsendonk chalice. Cork says 10/2014.
Dark brown with a beige head.
Rich aroma of sweet malts, slight plum, pear & prune.
Significant carbonation and big mouthfeel.
Flavors of candy sugar, molassas, dark roasted malts, caramel, cocoa, slight carob, rosemary, sarsaparilla...lets give this a few minutes...
Yeah baby...there's a small remaining head and the aroma remains strong and sweet...flavors are strong with a sweet biting malt distinctiveness.
I'll admit I did represent this brewery in California in 2007 and found all their brews excellent...great yeast and big malt profiles. The Grand Cru has a touch more of a bite than the others, but nevertheless a lovely beer, fresh or with a few years age.

DenverLogan, Mar 24, 2013
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strongaf, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

kevinhughes, Feb 25, 2013
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magine, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ujsplace, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Willcourt, Feb 20, 2013
Val-Dieu Grand Cru from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
92 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.