The Excellence du Val-Dieu is the result of the common desire of Val-Dieu Abbey and Lérins Abbey, which both share the values of Cistercian spirituality, in particular the rule of Saint Benoît, to offer an exceptional product that derives from their respective heritage.
Costantly looking for new taste experiences, Val-Dieu’s master brewers have produced a Grand Cru, which they allow to mature in old wine barrels of the Abbey of Lérins.
After one year of maturation, the perfect flavors and aromas are achieved and Excellence du Val-Dieu is ready to be tasted. Amber color, spicy taste, porto and fresh nuts.
- Beer Style: Unique
- EBC (European Brewery Convention): 12.5, Amber.
- IBU (International Bitterness Unit): 20.5
- Serving Temperature: 10°C – 12°C
- Our suggestions for pairings: as it is, for an important celebration or occasion.
Val-Dieu Abbey is a Belgian brewery set in Aubel, a small town in the Walloon province of Liegi, that produces high quality beers.
The original name is Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val-Dieu, and it was found by Cistercians monks in 1216 A.D.
According to an ancient Legend, the actual Valley that hosts the abbey was an abandon, inhabited and hostile place, so the locals named it Val du Diable (Valley of the Devil). Later, when the monks started to set, they called it Val-Dieu (Valley of God). The monastery was built in the Middle Age, and reached its golden age in the 18th century.
Lérins Abbey is located in the Lérins Island, in the municipality of Cannes. The Abbot of Lérins is the authority representing the Cistercians within Val-Dieu Abbey.
Did you know…?
Val-Dieu Abbey is the only Belgian Abbey that survived the French Revolution.