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

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
471 Ratings
Val-Dieu TripleVal-Dieu Triple
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
471
Reviews:
255
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
61
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 471 |  Reviews: 255
Photo of martinpfal
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
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 -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pakemfull
3.22/5  rDev -22%
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 +4.1%
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 +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramerican
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chickenshack
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Belwar
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of igl
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Helvectis
4.84/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a small fat brown bottle.

[A]:
Cloudy yellow/orange, 2 finger white head.

[S]:
Hit of yeast and spice, some sugar.

[T]:
Dried apricots, pears, apple, nice esters, clove and peper spice in the background.

[M]:
Full bodied, somewhat carbonated, but not overly.

[O]:
Simply amazing, top notch beer to be had here, would recommend to any abbaye/triple lovers. Only thing wrong with this brew, it's too hard to find!

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Photo of alostplot
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice medium gold color with moderate carbonation and a very thick white, frothy head that's almost cream-like in appearance, very sticky foam and clings to the glass.

S - Belgian candy sugar, pears, apricots, yeasty, Belgian spice.

T - Light fruit, fruity esters from start to finish - apricots, pears, apples, pepper, yeast, honey, with a little bit of clove in the background. Coats the mouth with honey and pepper for a sweet finish.

M - Full medium body, creamy carbonation.

O - A very nice Tripel and recommended.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hey now!!! On tap at The Flying Saucer in downtown Houston. Came in looking for locals, but had two of these instead. Great choice! Served in a 25cl stemmed Val-Dieu globe. So much going on with all of the flavors. Aromas are spectacular, especially after giving them more space in the globe. Such a find (for me, at least)! "Excuse me, barkeep? Yes, one more, please." - Me.

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Photo of CotterEU
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle poured into chalice

L: peach-gold ... quite a bit of amber in it up to the light; huge head of white to off-white foam that is coating the sides of the glass ... head is a solid 1 inch; lots of debris but beer is relatively clear

S: fruity ... very dubbel-like with lots of sweet grapes, plums ... no clove/allspice notes; very soft and fruity sweet

T: follows the nose ... dubbel-like fruity sweetness, sweet grapes, plums ... no spice again, all sweet malt

F: a little soft but full, lots of carbonation ... lightweight

O: quite a treat ... it's full of all sorts of abbey ale goodness but perhaps a bit "darker" than the average triple; no hop character and no spice flavor but lots of sweet grape and plum; I will drink this beer often

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Photo of Jwale73
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle served in a tulip. Pours a burnt orange hue (although closer to brown) with a hazy clarity and a dense, 2.5 inch, bright white head that continues to expand past the lip of the glass. As the head recedes into a tight quarter inch cap, textured strands of delicate lacing are revealed and exhibit excellent retention. Nose expresses medicinal phenols, yeast and a suggestion of cloves. Taste follows nose; however, medicinal quality drops off and is replaced with banana esters and perhaps a kiss of tangerines. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a pleasant carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Overall, a solid triple - not too sweet with a nice dry quality.

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Photo of shelby415
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear light amber colour with visible carbonation and a nice velvety white head. Smells like a tripel, which I always found hard to describe - Belgian yeast, flowers , malt and a bit of funkiness. The taste is sweet and spicy, with a maltier body compared to the typical tripel. No taste of funky brett or any other wild yeast in the mouth, and the carbonation just adds to the overall spiciness, making this beer feel very young and refreshing. A bit too sweet for my taste, and there's a feint metallic taste that I find disturbing, but other than that this is a very good tripel.

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Photo of uturn
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Val-Dieu Triple from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
4.13 out of 5 based on 471 ratings.
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