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Val-Dieu Triple

Val-Dieu Triple

The Brewery

Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Val-Dieu 225
B-4880
Aubel
Belgium
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Beer Style

Authentic Belgian Abbey Beer - Tripel


The Beer

Monks have made an important contribution to the success of Belgian beers. Unlike the majority of their historical contemporaries, they were literate, and thus able to document their knowledge of brewing in written recipes that continue to inspire brewers to this day.

Val-Dieu Abbey provides a tangible link to the monastic past: even now, their beers are brewed within the abbey walls using the traditional infusion method.

Furthermore, all Val-Dieu beers re-ferment in the bottle. The denomination of ‘tripel’ or "triple" (French) is a reference to a heavy, blonde, top-fermented beer that re-ferments in the bottle. It will often have a powerful malty aroma and/or a taste of hop bitters.

Val-Dieu Triple is a beautifully balanced beer with sweet, sour and bitter elements, without any of these being dominant. This tripel is full of character with plenty of body. The alcohol makes its presence felt in the finish. An excellent digestive beer that can be served chilled.

Next to this tripel the Val-Dieu range also includes the Val-Dieu Brune, Blonde, Grand Cru and Winter.


Alcohol

9% ABV

Fermentation

Val-Dieu Triple is a top-fermented beer that re-ferments in the bottle.

Ingredients

Val-Dieu Triple is brewed with water, a house yeast, a second yeast that promotes re-fermentation, pale barley malt, Premiant and Saaz-Saaz hops.

Colour & Transparency

Val-Dieu Triple is a slightly clouded, golden-coloured beer topped by a rich, white, delicately pearlised collar of froth that remains in the glass for quite a while.


    Serving Temperature

    6 – 10°C / 42 ° F – 50°F

    Serving Glass

    The Val-Dieu abbey beers are consumed from a chalice with a nod and a wink to the chalice traditionally used to serve the communion wine. The ‘in vinculo pacis’ logo with the double rings is beautifully engraved in the bottom of the glass. If the beer is poured into the glass in the correct manner, you may be fortunate enough to see the double rings appear on the collar of froth.


      Character, Tastes & Aromas

      This beer will surprise you with its underlying, subtle bitterness paired with fruity aromas of citrus and hints of spices. Impressions of caramel and malt complement this aromatic experience.

      The taste provides a beautiful balance of sweet, sour and bitter. It is a beer with plenty of body with alcohol clearly present in the finish.


        Culinary

        Val-Dieu Triple stands up perfectly to strong cheeses such as a Herve cheese, a blue cheese such as a Roquefort, or a Vieux Comté. It makes a perfect pairing with poultry in a sauce or a chicken tajine.

        We also recommend you enjoy the Val-Dieu Triple with spicy Asian dishes (perhaps spring rolls) and sweet-and-sour preparations.


        Keeping and Storage

        Can be kept in the bottle for 24 months. Sustainability on tap: 9 months. The small bottles must be stored vertically big bottles preferablylaid down.

        This beer can be kept for up to three years after bottling without its taste or colour being affected. It is best stored in a dark and cool environment.


        Availability

        Bottle ✔       On Tap 

        Val-Dieu Triple is available in 33cl and 75cl bottles and on tap (20l). Val-Dieu stands strong in its own region and is exported to neighbouring countries such as Germany, Holland and France.

        You will be able to stock up on Val-Dieu Triple via specialised beer shops and some supermarkets but it may not be as easy to find compared to beers from some "bigger" Belgian breweries.


        Other Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu Beers

        Val-Dieu Blonde
        Belgium is proud of its abbey beers and their centuries-old tradition. These include the beers brewed by Val-Dieu, near Liège. The current brewers were inspired by the traditional recipes created by the monks. In the Val-Dieu Abb ...

        Val-Dieu Cuvée 800
        In 2016 the abbey of Val-Dieu, not far from the city of Liège, celebrated its 800th anniversary - 800 years young and still going strong. Among the celebrations was the launch of this light, refreshing blonde, Cuvée 800. This bee ...

        Val-Dieu Brune
        The beers of Val-Dieu subscribe to the rich tradition of Belgian abbey beers. The brewer’s inspiration is found in the recipes laid down many centuries ago by the monks. This is no coincidence. This abbey site has been home to br ...

        Val-Dieu Grand Cru
        The dark, full-bodied Val-Dieu Grand Cru is a powerful quadrupel with a lengthy finish, stronger than the same brewery’s tripel, which is usually blonde in colour. This beer delivers surprisingly complex flavours and aromas, many ...

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