Bière De Noël | Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu

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3.86/5
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59 Ratings
Bière De NoëlBière De Noël
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,410
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
59
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of Shanex
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OlaB
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark-golden color with a nice top off white head that disolves slowly and gives some nice lacings. Aroma is off apples,oranges,spices,honey, bread and caramel. The taste is medium sweet with fruity and spicy notes and light sourness as wel. Finish is medium bitter with a decent lenght in the aftertaste.Medium carbonation with a medium body.Mouthfeel is creamy and soft. This is a good tasting and enjoyable triple, but I wonder why they label this as a christmas ale.Beside from that I enjoyed it.

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Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 8/17/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber/light orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange, peach, apricot, apple, pear, melon, plum, golden raisin, peppercorn, coriander, light banana/clove, honey, candi sugar, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, peach, apricot, apple, pear, melon, plum, golden raisin, peppercorn, coriander, light banana/clove, honey, candi sugar, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness and light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, peach, apricot, apple, pear, melon, plum, golden raisin, peppercorn, coriander, honey, candi sugar, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from carbonation and yeast spiciness. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 7%. Overall this is an outstanding Tripel! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and quite refreshing to drink. Very bright and complex on yeast, with great malt balance. Very well carbonated, but not prickly or foamy on mouthfeel. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Rickus
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robertas
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benlhoest
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.07/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From Uvinum. In La Trappe Chalice. Playing Unepic. Not much taste nor aroma here. Drinkable but not memorable.

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Photo of Antyk
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flashback #220

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of lmaduells
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mattfancett
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cork and caged 75cl bottle, opened on 1st Dec 2013.

Expected a darker hue to this brew, it poured a clear deep gold with a full if un-lasting head.

The nose was spiced nuts and sweet malty molasses with good old Belgian yeast esters.

The taste followed the same lines, malty, nutty and yeasty with hints of spices within the flavourings.

OK and another Belgian Christmas beer worth finding.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Ry1975
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml served in a Trappist glass.

A: Pours an orange to beige color. Very cloudy. Forms a big white fluffy head. Good retention. In fact, a small layer remains forever and many lacing are left in the glass

S: Very yeasty. Honey and sweet malts. A bit spicy too with hints of pepper

T: Sweet malts, honey and yeasts. Quite dry, in overall. A bit spicy and a good bitter end

M: Medium body and carbonation. Mild bitter aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Quite dry and lacks sweetness and spiceness to a Belgian Triple. It lacks some orange zest too but, in any case, a Val-Dieu

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Bière De Noël from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 59 ratings