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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

269 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 269
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
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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jalexy

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-20-2013 20:22:45 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-14-2013 05:38:28 | More by SocalKicks
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

08-05-2013 02:07:57 | More by Flashyspoons
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-03-2013 23:32:35 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-28-2013 01:38:19 | More by DRBiser
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MatthewPlus

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-26-2013 14:16:49 | More by MatthewPlus
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

07-25-2013 03:24:50 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

07-23-2013 14:03:01 | More by tom10101
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FilumDee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-21-2013 18:29:19 | More by FilumDee
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.61/5  rDev +10.3%

Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a Rochefort chalice. It's a deep, dark brown pour; clear when held up to the light. I get a nice lacing of khaki head that dissipates down to a thin film with lacing around the edges, but doesn't ever seem to vanish completely. The nose is divine. It has all the indications of a fantastic quad. There are big sweet bready notes, sugary cakes fresh from the oven, chocolate, and figs soaked in rum with fudge. Simply heaven.

One sip of this one and I was staggered. Full body and an overload of sweet, boozy, dessert-like flavors. Tons of spice cake, dark fruits, and brownies, all swimming in port. It's very reminiscent of Pannepot, only with a bit more booziness up front. The sweet flavors are so intense, it keeps catching you by surprise (even after several sips). As the beer warms a bit and de-gasses, the port-like notes start to deepen a bit on the back of the palate and the booziness starts to seem more tempered. Either that, or it's the buzz kicking in.

This beer is like a dessert and after-dinner liqueur all rolled into one. My only gripe is that the booziness, while delightful, is perhaps just a bit too prevalent and lends the beer a somewhat cloying character, reducing the drinkability. Perhaps my palate is just too sensitive and is over-reacting to too much of a good thing. At any rate, this is certainly one of the best quads I have had yet. A delightful drinking experience I must recommend to every fan of the style.

07-21-2013 13:40:42 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.6%

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

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-04-2013 02:50:38 | More by WOLFGANG
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-28-2013 18:31:54 | More by AnitaBrewski
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

06-20-2013 23:39:46 | More by mrfrancis
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-15-2013 17:20:26 | More by drummermattie02
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

06-03-2013 19:41:05 | More by GrindFatherBob
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

06-02-2013 13:44:45 | More by ajzy
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-31-2013 02:57:39 | More by smithj4
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metter98

New York

4.19/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

05-31-2013 02:57:04 | More by metter98
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thierrynantes

France

4.11/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

05-29-2013 18:54:13 | More by thierrynantes
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-11-2013 13:58:03 | More by RedneckBeerz
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wer3w01f

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-06-2013 13:41:33 | More by wer3w01f
Val-Dieu Grand Cru from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
93 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.