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Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu

Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Triple Abbey Ale

Category: Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 9%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Triple Abbey Ale

Category: Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 9%
Minutely hazy yellow straw color. Savory aromas of egg croissant, peppercorn muffin, roasted root vegetables, and floral honeycomb with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long pressed flowers, spiced yams, lettuce, and grapefruit sorbet finish. A tasty, relaxed, easy-drinking, "session" tripel.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: egg croissant, peppercorn muffin, roasted root vegetables, and floral honeycomb
Taste Flavor: pressed flowers, spiced yams, lettuce, and grapefruit sorbet
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken with Mango-Papaya Relish, Turkey Pot Pie, Blue Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty, relaxed, easy-drinking, "session" tripel.

The Producer

Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val Dieu

The Producer
Val-Dieu 225
Aubel , 4880
Belgium
32 -87687587

Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Trappist or abbey style tripels are pale gold to deep gold in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are characterized by high carbonation and a balance of yeast-driven flavors and alcohol. Yeast-driven flavors may range from lemon to orange to black pepper to clove, with better examples of the style including all these flavors. Paler malts are used when brewing these beers and contribute little to the overall flavor and aroma. Hop bitterness is low-to-moderate and contributes subtle floral and spicy flavors and aromas to the overall complexity. Popularized by Westmalle in 1934, this style quickly spread in popularity, with many Trappist and secular examples now commercially available. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Westmalle Tripel, La Trappe Tripel, Chimay White, St. Feuillen Tripel, Unibroue La Fin du Monde and Tripel Karmeliet.

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Trappist or Abbey Tripel