Triple | Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,332
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
500
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
68
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 500 |  Reviews: 264
Photo of jeschaefer
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Certainly on the sweeter end of the tripel style, but it is balanced and full enough to be ver satisfying. Plenty of white bread with honey malt for the base, allowing the plum, yeasts, peach, spices, candi sugar, pear, and booze to play nice. Perfect for sitting outside on a cool day and people watching

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Photo of bird_soul
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tux_alin
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RayCannata
3.29/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I feel like this is overrated. Very blond for a Belgian (that implies its a Trappist). Not very flavorful, or malty compared to the Trappist or most high alcohol Belgian darker ales. Enjoyed it, but its not Trappist.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of einman
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Swillburger/The Playhouse in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a clear and transparent dark orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells like sweet peach, apricot, bubblegum, maltiness, and clove.

This is about exactly typical for the style. There's a great and nearly overripe fruitiness- mostly pear, some apple and apricot, with slight clovey bitterness. It tastes incredibly smooth and there's no hint that it's getting up there in ABV.

This is slightly creamy, with a sparkling level of carbonation, and a high level of drinkability.

Tripel might be my least favorite style out there, but this is really well done nonetheless.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle, it pours a hazy light amber with a modest head. Scent of malt and fruit in the nose. The mouth gets the lightly malty flavor of the beer with a pleasant aftertaste.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazt yellow body. Very huge white head. Very nice looking

Smell of peach and other stone fruits pear and other orchard fruits, mango

Very balanced all along. Nice sweetness but some herbal hop bitterness too.

Low carbonation, velvety mouthfeel.

A classy tripel

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Photo of OriolesFan1008
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenMaalouf
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Twal
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1/3/19 bottling date. Who knows what it means.

A: Lightly hazy golden pour. Huge frothy white head. Excellent head retention with some small bits of soapy lacing left behind.

S: Citrusy and doughy. Light bits of white pepper and maybe some floral hops?

T: Very nice citrus up front with a floral backing. Sweet doughy malt is very pleasant. Some light spices, mainly white pepper I'd say. These spices continue into the aftertaste with a tinge of bitterness and hints of that sweet doughy flavor - almost like sweetbread.

M: Somewhat heavy, very smooth.

O: Very nice tripel. Great balance, great traditional tripel flavors, everything you could want. Easy top 10 for me.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dandy14
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
3.61/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Triple from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 500 ratings