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

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
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485 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,746
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
485
pDev:
9.88%
Bros Score:
4.57
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 485 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of Antyk
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zet
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light orange colour with a little haze and lively carbonation, resulting in a big, clean and steady head. A full nose of light fruits (pear, peach) with some pepper. I love the blend of fruit flavours in the taste: pear, tangerine, orange and peach. There are also hints of honey and malt and the alcohol gently makes it presence known in the swallowing. The pepper and yeast are also there, as is the hop in the finish. A sweet taste is prevalent, but the flavours keep it well balanced. This beer is also surprisingly smooth for its 9.0 abv. Deceiving. A good tripel: it's always nice to meet good abbey beers from non-trappist breweries (though this one is still brewed in a monastery as far as I know)

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Photo of Beginner2
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful Tripel. Lucious in Look and Smell (apples, malt, honey.) Luxurious reflections in the Taste. And very soft in the mouth, I read, from the abbey's soft well-water. It obviously complements Val-Dieu's excellent talent in cultivating yeasts. Made from a recipe originated by Cisterian monks (who are the silent type), they clearly sublimated human desires into making this ale. Thank you.

MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" reviews the ale (and describes its brewery, of course.) Of its Tripel, he says "colour of golden plums, a nutty maltiness, and a drying finish." All true. But soft, luxuriously soft, I say.

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Photo of pkclark
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mitchellrhen
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle split between two tulips.

a: Juicy, vibrant, hazy orange-gold body. One finger, light head. Continuous lace.

s: Sweet and spicey. Pear and raw honey mingles with spicey esters.

t: The fruit muscles in on the malts with a balancing spicey, peppery finish complimented by the alcohol.

mf: Smooth and creamy. Medium carbonation.

o: For my taste this beer would benefit from a touch more corbonation. However, it is wonderfully balanced and the alcohol is bordering on dangerously well hidden. I am guessing the bottle I had was at least two years old. I would love to try this within a year old.

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Photo of GeckoPunk
4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Golden-orange with foamy white head. Lots of bubbles and floaties swimming in the beer.

S - Touch of alcohol, banana, Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Dark fruit (I.e. raisin, etc...)

T - Sweet up front with a touch of sour after the initial taste. I like the blend of sugar vs tart, they almost balance one another out perfectly, but there is a residual sweetness left in my mouth. A hint of funk, but definitely very subtle, it comes in the small, sour bite at the end.

M - Mouthfeel is like champagne yeast, very bubbly and highly carbonated. The liquid gold "gassifies" in your mouth. I believe it would be better if it weren't so carbonated, but it's understandable as a higher ABV beer requires a yeast strain that can consume all the sugar without attenuating too soon. The Belgian candi sugar plays a strong role in all aspects of this beer, including taste, smell, and mouthfeel as the yeast eating the sugar creates an alcohol bite, extra carbonation, and yeast product smells. So I could say all this for taste as it affects that too, but the most noticeable for me is the very bubbly mouthfeel.

O - Great beer! Only would change 2 things about it, Too sweet and too carbonated. Other than that, perfect beer!

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Photo of KeithE
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jow
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of martinpfal
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Color is cloudy light Amber. Smell of alcohol present but not powerful. Some nuttiness bread taste. Surely a good triple. 8oz bottle at $4.59 not cheap but won't kill the bank either. Is good

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Photo of StArnoldFan
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pakemfull
3.22/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great golden color, good white head (1/4 inch), no taste of mint. Smells and tastes equal to honey wheat bread. Based on the description was disappointed.

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Photo of bishopdc0
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow I forgot how awesome this beer is. I dare say the best triple I've had. On draugt Golden blog in my stem glass. No haze almost brilliant.

The nose is toasted malts, beautiful. This smells like taking a handful of pilsner malt in you hand and stuffing your nose in.

The flavor is initially grains, malt and a light toasted bread. It sweetens and has a nice honey flavor. That reveals a slight fruityness. The yeast is subdued and would be a great entry to the style for this who do not like more aggressive Belgian yeasthe flavor.

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Photo of mattycasey
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramerican
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chickenshack
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Belwar
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Val-Dieu Triple from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 485 ratings
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