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

BA SCORE
89
very good
276 Ratings
Val-Dieu BruneVal-Dieu Brune
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 01-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
276
Reviews:
177
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 276 |  Reviews: 177
Photo of josanguapo
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 6x09. Amazing aroma, great taste. One of the best brews that can be bought at El Corte Ingles. To enjoy slowly

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Photo of janubio
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown colour, creamy big off white head that lingers all the while. Great lace. Smell of candied sugar, caramel, milk chocolate, hints of xerry wine and red fruits. Medium to full body, lively carbonation. Taste of caramel, cherries, chocolate. Finish with some toasted nuances.

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Photo of JD554
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dzu
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 0.75 l bottle into goblet.
L: Turbid dark red-brown with a medium foam head.
S: Dark fruits, caramel.
T: Caramel, dark fruits, very complex.
F: Tight body and medium carbonation.
O: Great example of belgian dubbel.

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Photo of Songminx2
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antyk
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 123321123321
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scepter
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doctorkujo
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingjohnh
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maxist
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pimmay
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edkorganisation
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Aftertaste of this a bit hazy brown or maybe closer to dark golden colored beer is especially light, which I really liked. While I am new to this style, so far there are few beers I've tasted that had such an enjoyable aftertaste.
Smells a bit like champagne or white wine, has a nice looking foam which disappears very slow comparing to many other beers. Overall very light, so as the 8 degree alcohol within this one which is close to unnoticeable.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GTJayG
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is lightly sweet (banana?) and molasses-like; a touch smoky and tart with a slight crayon-like aroma. Cloudy and dark brown with ruby highlights; pale tan head that doesn't last especially long. Lots of rich, malty sweetness, toasted bread crust, notable alcohol; spicy, dried fruit-like flavors; a bit of that crayon-like taste; slight accentuating bitterness; some alcohol in the finish followed by a fruity and malty aftertaste. Smooth, frothy, mouth-filling carbonation; surprisingly little dryness from the alcohol.

Solid and straightforward; plenty of sweet, roasty malt and frothy carbonation which makes for an enjoyable experience. Not especially complex, but the flavors and aromas that are present are enjoyable. The alcohol is a bit boozy for my taste but not uncharacteristic for the style.

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Photo of jkhara12
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shigg85
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Saviour
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Val-Dieu Brune from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
4.02 out of 5 based on 276 ratings.
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