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

Bière De NoëlBière De Noël
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From:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
 
Belgium
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #163
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,431
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 10.44%
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
31
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 11, 2022
Added:
Dec 14, 2002
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  6
SCORE
86
Very Good
Bière De NoëlBière De Noël
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Rated: 4.01 by arzt from Germany

Mar 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.54 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Semi-cloudy amber pour with two fingers of white foam. Christmas spices, strong molasses, candi sugar, apple, with floral and estery tones atop the sweet base make up the nose. Taste has everything you want: Christmas spices, candi sugar, apple and lemon esters, flowers, belgian yeast, vanilla, sweeter dark fruits, a hint of honey, nuts, and toast, yet nothing was too powerful. Feel is sharp and moves toward dryness in every sip, spices are strong here. A wonderful Christmas beer that kinds of takes on an old world cookie complexion
Jan 12, 2022
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Opens with a huge pop, but no gushing. Pours a medium golden amber with a half glass head that persists for a while; I had to pour very slowly to even get a half glass of ale. Looks nice though. Aroma of dry candi malt, apples, orange, pear and clove. Flavor follows with candi malt, apple, lemon, orange, pear, light stone fruit and clove. Starts semi-sweet and finishes dry and spicy. Medium bodied with sharp, active carbonation. A nice, classic Belgian tripel with great light fruit flavors and perhaps a bit more citrus than typical. There is an interesting alternating sensation of semi-sweetness and dryness before finally finishing fairly dry. Not sure what the Winter aspect is, it seems like a regular, nicely made tripel. My Thanksgiving evening beer, and a welcome one.
Nov 27, 2020
 
Rated: 3.26 by DvdP from Netherlands

Nov 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.3 by Archfiend from Illinois

Sep 26, 2020
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
De color ámbar con un dedo de espuma de buena retención. Cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma especiado. En boca es una cerveza con un comienzo levemente dulce para llegar a un final donde se siente el cilantro y el clavo de olor.
Jan 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.95 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jan 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by tux_alin from Romania

Mar 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Cloudy light amber color with off-white head. Aroma has some spicy and floral yeast esters, cloves being more prominent. Taste is slightly sweet and sugary at first, peppery and spicy, more bitter and earthy towards the finish with a lingering dry bitterness. Medium body with medium plus carbonation. A well made belgian ale but there's nothing festive about it.
Mar 13, 2019
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Reviewed by mishi_d from Romania

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Hazy dark golden color, white head, aroma of belgian yeast, fruits and spices, taste is medium sweet/lightly bitter, medium body, medium plus carbonation.
Feb 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.24 by BelgianBeerChef from Romania

Jan 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by Shanex from France

Dec 27, 2017
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
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.
Dec 23, 2017
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
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.
Jan 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by Rickus from Taiwan

Dec 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Dec 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Dec 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by Dzu from Russian Federation

Dec 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Dec 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by Robertas from Lithuania

Mar 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by benlhoest from Belgium

Dec 25, 2015
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Rated by josanguapo from Spain

3.07/5  rDev -19.8%
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.
Dec 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by Antyk from Belgium

Dec 02, 2015
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Rated by papat444 from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Flashback #220
Aug 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jul 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Dec 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by lmaduells from Spain

Nov 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.15 by mattfancett from England

Sep 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by frontalot from Washington

Jan 25, 2014
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Reviewed by BlackHaddock from England

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
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.
Dec 04, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by samEBC from Belgium

Nov 30, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Jul 04, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by desint from Belgium

May 24, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by harpus from Alabama

Mar 19, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Ry1975 from Germany

Jan 21, 2013
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Reviewed by eduardolinhalis from Switzerland

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
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
Sep 15, 2012
 
 
Rated: 3 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Jan 05, 2012
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Reviewed by Andreji from Texas

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
11-12 season. Lucky opportunity to have run into a small, new beer store smack in the middle of paris (unfortunately, i lack both their address as their name, but can suggest simply walking some 200m east of the sous-bock, along the rue st.honorė).

Pour is an interesting hue i must claim never to have seen. It's mostly tending towards a deep, reddish tone, sort of that of ripe watermelon.

Smell is strong, and spicy. Dominated by an astringent half zesty feel. No sweetness to it. A slight alcoholised feel.

Taste is a bit bland. Feels a bit watery but very grapefriuit like bitterness throughout. Grainy thereafter. Not sweet, but never overwhelming bitterness. There's a very mould yessty feel to it, much à la belge. Thin, slighly fizzy. Alcohol is nonetheless well hidden.

Overall a nice beer, but not extraordinary. Not the best of noëls, but not too shabby.
Dec 26, 2011
Bière De Noël from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 71 ratings