Val-Dieu Abbey-Style Ale

Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu

Belgium

While it's not a Trappist ale, this is brewed in the Dubbel style, at about 8% abv. You know how people have beers for certain situations? Lawnmower beers, dessert beers, breakfast beers, etc? This is now officially my "Shower Beer." Let me explain. I came home late after my softball team got thoroughly spanked, and I obviously needed a shower to wash the dirt from me. But I also needed a beer to wash the stench of defeat from my mouth, and the ache from my bones. A decision had to be made. Now, many of us have surely brought beers into the bathroom, but in this case, I decided to bring it into the shower with me. It sat perched high on the shower windowsill, where occasionally I would take a hit to ease my sore muscles. Twas a wonderful combination indeed, and I think Shower Beers is a trend that will only grow in the US. Of course, most will still use a Budweiser, but people will learn which is better.

Reviewed: October 14, 2006

Rating: 7/10

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