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

BA SCORE
89
very good
278 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:
278
Reviews:
177
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 278 |  Reviews: 177
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.

 226 characters

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.

 450 characters

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.

 811 characters

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

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BPHL
3.9/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Iaido
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Val-Dieu Brune from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
4.02 out of 5 based on 278 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More