Val-Dieu Blond | Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu

BA SCORE
86
very good
200 Ratings
Val-Dieu BlondVal-Dieu Blond
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Belgium
val-dieu.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 03-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
200
Reviews:
114
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of GarthT
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BdM
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of herman77
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingjohnh
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an okay run of the mill beer. Look and smell are fine but nothing special. The taste and feel don't invoke any special feelings. Overall nothing special in my opinion.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: A golden color with a soapy white head. Just a slight haze but pours free from sediment. The bottle is several years old.

SMELL; Pear and clove yeast notes, medicinal, musty. Dusty malts. Pretty clean yet distinctly rustic and Belgian at the same time.

TASTE & FEEL: Lively and fruity on the palate, some pear, apple and honey dew melon come through clearly. Clove and lemon notes with some chalky yeast and powdered aspirin. Hay and near farmhouse quality, then slightly tangy before the sweet malts take over. Herbal hops and bitterness are slight but do dry the beer out.

OVERALL: A nice example of a Belgian Pale Ale. Its simple, clean and to the point. Hops have faded with time, but it let the yeast, malt and fringe elements of the beer come out more. Charming little Belgian brew that is quite refreshing.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkhara12
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcisco44
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BPHL
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ThaneMcC
4/5  rDev +3.4%

300ml bottle, poured into Piraat tulip,
A: Pours a hazy amber, solid white frothy head, effervescent.

S: Honey, light malt, faint yeast, citrus and banana.

T: Smells better than taste, honey, molasses, malt forward and minimal hops and clean taste with minimal aftertaste.

M: Very light, very carbonated, sweet without being syrupy but minimal mouthfeel.

O: Not bad, a very light, fizzy honey flavored blond ale, almost like a lager in its effervescence and light body and taste. Probably a good drink in the summer, low ABV. I prefer their darker, stronger ales, but this is good for the style.

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Photo of SnifterLifter
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Basoos1
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of knot
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jds17j
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of killcore
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Pete1991
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Dentist666
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Poured into snifter.
Hazy amber beer with nice white cap, leaving some laces. Aroma, as usually fo the brewery is weak, floral and honey. Solid body of yeasts, biscuits, fruits. Not very interesting, to be honest.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%

Val-Dieu Blond from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
3.87 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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