Style and Colour: Quadruple abbey dark brown beer.
Taste: The caramel froth and roundness in the mouth are in perfect harmony with a medium bitterness and coffee tastes.
Alcohol: 10.5 % ABV
Drinking Temperature: 12 - 14° C
Fermentation: Val-Dieu Grand Cru is a top-fermented beer that re-ferments in the bottle which accounts for three weeks of a six-to-eight-week cycle.
The Brewery: The Cistercian Abbey "Notre-Dame du Val-Dieu" was founded in 1216 by monks from Hocht, near Liège.
Origin: According to legend, the uninhabited valley in which they settled was so hostile that the local population nicknamed it "Valley of the Devil". The monks renamed it "Valley of God", which later gave its name to the Abbey. The Abbey of Val-Dieu is the only Belgian Abbey to have survived the French Revolution. The Christian community of Val-Dieu still occupies the place and is united to the Cistercian Order. It is the only Belgian Abbey beer 100% brewed in a living Abbey, just like the famous Belgian Trappist beers.
Food: Ideal with roast duck.
Brussels beer challenge: Silver medal in 2016
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Rien à ajouter aux autres commentaires, excellente bière
I tried this beer with a dish of pork knew and makes potatoes. The taste is great, a fresh, slightly hoppy and tasty. I loved it and it's second time I bought it already
Birra che trovo con un ottimo rapporto prezzo/qualità. Mi piace molto perchè è una birra molto saporita, ma al tempo stesso easy to drink. Una buona combinazione.
I tried this beer while dining at home with a simple dish: potatoes and onions. The beer was a perfect fit for it and likes the texture, colour , smell and taste of the beer. I will buy this again for sure
A good beer, A Good Grand Cru.