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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Belgium | website

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
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
346
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
17.07%
 
 
Wants:
56
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53
For Trade:
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Reviews: 151 | Ratings: 346
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The cork tells me 09/08... I can only assume that this is a best by sept. 2008 dating. Pours a fairly dark black color, with ruby brown highlights around the edges. 1 1/2 finger bone white head has great retention, and falls into a creamy blanket on top of the glass, leaving behind abundant thick lacing.

Aroma is quite nice. Malty sweetness, caramel, and yeasty esters. Quite a bit of complex sugar as well as dark fruit aromas, a touch of cloves, and also a distinct smell of cooked sweet yellow corn. But not in an adjunct way at all. Perhaps the corn aroma is left over from the massive amounts of candi sugar that are present in the...

Flavor: mildly sweet up front, with complex malts. Slight toasted grain character, with good dark caramel sweetness. Nice raisony, plum and fig like fruit profile from the yeast. I don't notice much in the way of spice, but at the same time I feel that there is something extra in there. Again, a huge amount of candi sugar is present... mostly the dark candi sugar I would guess. Finished slightly sweet and lingers. Mouthfeel is heavy and full. Drinkability is quite good.

Wow, this is one of the better quad's/noel's that I've had in some time. Great flavor, well balanced, and enjoyable from first sip to the bottom of the bottle. I'll probably pick up another few bottles to lay down for a few years. I think that this will age very very well. Highly recommended.

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Val-Dieu Grand Cru from Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
92 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.
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