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Val-Dieu Grand Cru | Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
382 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-02-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,853
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
382
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
64
Trade:
1
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was my first taste of Val'Dieu Gran Cru and let me tell you that it wont be the last! Like I just read by another taster it has such a silky smooth mouth feel and the lightly well balanced fruity taste was well balanced with the high gravity alcohol level. There is also a slight spice taste that only sneaks in and doesnt take over. I might just have to visit Brasserie De L'Abbey DU Val-Dieu in Aubel Belgium someday and thank them for such a well done brew!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clear, dark auburn. Big rocky cap of tan froth recedes gradually and leaves nice swaths of lace. Aroma is full of sweet candy, yeasty, estery goodness and warm biscuity malt tones. Very solid flavor profile that exhibits more earthiness than the aroma led on to. The candy like maltiness lends a sweetness to the overall impression. Subtle spice and subtle cookie dough yeastiness. Everything is so subtle, yet so perfect as well. This is truly an intricate work of art. Cinnamon and cardamon. Earthy fruitiness. Mouthfeel is like cotton. So damn smooth. This beer wilts away in the mouth like cotton candy. This whole experience is exceptional. Great, great beer. Owe a thanks to the Zapster for this B-day present. Next time I crack one of these I'll have to whip up some Lobster salad and salmon steaks on the grill and truly make it an evening of Decadence.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I first tried this during Belgian Fest at Ashley's in Westland, MI, and was blown away!

Pour: Deep brown color (almost like black coffee) with a thick, beige head
Aroma: Yeasty and sweet
Flavor: Very malty and a bit sweet. This beer has an almost red wine-like finish.

Currently enjoying from a bottle, served in a tulip glass.

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Pours like gingerbread and butter. Neat like them, too. Sandy offred. Nice head.

Smells of wonderful fruit and yeast and ethanaol and love. Lightly sour. Lightly burny.

Tastes perfect. Excellent. Excellent and perfect. Giant fruit, fresh and authentic like you're on a grove, walking amongst the fruit, and you just pull one right off the goddamn vine and bite into it. What fruit these are, I do not know. It's really fucking tasty, though. Moves into medium-bodied red wine, peppery yeast, pleasant alcoholic zing.

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Val-Dieu Grand Cru from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 382 ratings
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