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Review by tavernjef on 09/30/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 2010
Whitish blonde yellow with a medium white cap of smoothly lathering foam. Rings of lace coat downwardly in patches.

Very prominent aroma of flowers that is brightly intense with a fine little touch of yeasty funk and sugar sweetness. A feathering of lemony orange floats around in there as well. Quite fragrant and pleasing.

Taste is much more sweet and evenly malted then the aroma gives way to. The flowery aspects are all but a drift along an expansive field of wheat sugared bready sweetness. Nice though. Pleasingly soft and delicate with a nice touch and go with the flowery notes.

Feel is well balanced and favorable smooth with a lighter medium-like body. Has an escapeability to its body thats ghostly full in its malt base. So soothing and soft to the palate its as if it were a liquid pillow of sugary bread and flowers.

A damn fine Blonde Ale; drinks down with ease and comfort.

Served In: Goblet

Review by Oxymoron on 09/10/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 3 9 12 4 7 2009
The abbey of Val-Dieu was built 1216 by Cistercian monks. They were looking for a valley with a stream for agricultural and brewing activities. Due to multiple hazards such as fire, destruction, expulsion of the monks during the Napoleonic revolution, Val-Dieu have not always been able to brew and limiting production.

Ok so in French two is actually deux, but work with me here. Val-Dieu’s Blond is nice Belgian Ale. Light in color but dark than most, the blond is not “too” transparent and when originally pours leaves a bit foamy head. The dissipates “too” quickly but leaves its mark and laces to the glass.

If you have a bottle turn it around. There should be a stamp in the right hand corner representing belgian brewers confederation. This provides proof of Belgian authenticity even though its made in France. I tried Val-Dieu twice to make sure I was tasting it fittingly. The sweet maltiness is not “too” overbearing and has a great biscuit flavor to it. It is a enjoyable beer to taste but lacks that wow flavor, maybe “too” little in body.

Take two. The spice flavors come out nicely in the aftertaste. Take it from the Belgians “to” make a great Belgian blond, just don’t take it to the French. Although this beer is good I think, I will limit myself to order just one. Ok make it two.

Served In: Pint Glass

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