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

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4.15/5
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486 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:
486
pDev:
9.88%
Bros Score:
4.57
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 486 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of Belwar
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of igl
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Helvectis
4.84/5  rDev +16.6%
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 +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
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 -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
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 -4.8%
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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -3.6%
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 -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of valkyre65
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriarMickOnThePlateau
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasting Sept 2, 2015. Poured from a 11.2 fluid oz bottle at 50*F / 10*C. Bottle Best Before End Date: Oct 1, 2015. I've manage the beer department of a large liquor store the past year and have been homebrewing the past five years.
LOOK: Murky from bottle conditioning detracts a little; could have better clarity for style. The color is a light brownish gold. Long-lasting, creamy, rocky, white head resulting in characteristic “Belgian lace” on the glass as it fades.
AROMA: Characteristic of style with a complex spiciness. At first it reminded me of the Brett in Orval. As it warmed it took on some fruitiness with just slight alcohol and hop aromas. The malt character is light. No diacetyl.
TASTE: Nice blend of spicy, fruity and soft alcohol flavors supported by
a soft malt character. Low to moderate phenols are peppery in
character.
FEEL: Upon opening - POP! So effervescent you immediately think of midnight at New Years. At 9% ABV it is an easy drinking, light bodied yet complex, effervescent
Belgian-style ale. Just what the doctor ordered!
OVERALL: True to style. Not as brilliant as US standards dictate or as sweet, but a true Belgian Tripel in taste with Lees in the bottle. Cheers, Friar Mick

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

Photo of Ellis1701
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mthomp081
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

750ML bottle poured into a tulip glass, cork says 5/2014, which I am guessing is the bottled on date.

Appearance - hazy golden body with tan head

Smell - golden raisin, ginger, apricot

Taste - ginger, golden raisin, coriander , apple

Mouthfeel - full bodied, medium carbonation, citrus sweetness upfront, belgian spices follow, dry finish

Overall - very nice tripel that I am glad to have tried

Price Point - $10.99/750 ML bottle

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

Photo of Dzu
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Light copper with a milky-white foam head.
S: Oranges and weak soarness.
T: Complex excellent balanced mix of citrus fruits?banana and spices.
F: Alcohol very well hidden. Enjoyable aftertaste.
O: Not so good in start but impressive reveal in finish.

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Val-Dieu Triple from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 486 ratings
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