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

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
206 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Bierman9 on 03-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,318
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
206
pDev:
11.37%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 115
Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shilnikoff
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 330 ml | Best before end of 05-10-2017 | Bar code 5 413977 000013
Served in original Val-Dieu chalice

Appearance: Light yellow, Hazy [8 EBC] | 20 mm white foam head (middle density, not stable) | Almost no bubbles
Smell: Malt, Spicy a bit
Taste: Watery, Slightly bitter aftertaste, Not carbonated [Bitterness 18 IBU]
Mouthfeel: Light, watery
Overall: I would recommend to drink it well chilled with deep sips

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

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Premo88
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. stubby brown bottle poured into tulip

L: pale yellow, mostly clear with just a slight haziness, big head of white foam, about 2 inches and some of the coolest sticking you'll ever see; thousands of bubbles are churning in the glass, it's like nothing I've ever seen, and it's pushing up a constant 1/8- to 1/4-inch head of white foam that's lacing all the way down -- a perfect show

S: musty sweet fruit ... very Belgian, almost abbey ale sweet but a little lemon peel underneath; the earthy/musty aroma isn't quite on a farmhouse/brett level, not really that tart, but it does give the nose a nice complexity; hint of ginger; biggest thing is the musty earth aroma that subdues the sweetness ... it doesn't pop or explode but it's still incredibly nice, restrained and elegant

T: light malt sweetness and fruity; a pinch of clove, ginger ... not overly spicy but enough to detect; slight peach; as it warms, takes on a bigger clove taste, very tripel-like

F: creamy ... all that activity keeps a constant little head on top and it makes for a very soft but medium-weight feel ... a bit like a hefeweizen

O: really good brew, one I wouldn't mind revisiting from time to time; it's much sweeter than some others in its class with no major brettanomyces character that I can tell, but there is a little spicy flavor here and there, mostly a tripel-like clove.

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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%

Val-Dieu Blond from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 206 ratings
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