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Zundert - Trappistenbrouwerij de Kievit

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83
good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trappistenbrouwerij de Kievit visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brabander on 12-06-2013)
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2.76/5  rDev -25%

AdamNowek, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Rijken
4.56/5  rDev +23.9%

Rijken, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Redrio7
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Redrio7, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Kampfar
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Kampfar, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of RCH1
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

RCH1, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottle poured nicely by the lady at Drie Herten.

Thick white head that slowly recedes. Lively carbonation flowing through a somewhat hazy bright orange body.

Smells sweet, fruity, and spicy. Prickly carbonation on the tongue. It's got a fairly big sweetness to it with some bitterness that ultimately gets overwhelmed by the sweet fruit and coriander like spice.

Had no idea there was yet another Trappist. De Drie Herten is a great bar to check out beers from Holland in Utrecht. This was a good one but don't know if I'd want it again.

MattSweatshirt, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Evil_Pidde, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of deg
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%

I brought a bottle back from The Netherlands.

It poured a nice amber color with a full head. I could pick up the smell of something, spice I think? (My sense of smell is very weak.) I noted a spice and a little citrus taste as I drank it. Very smooth, I didn't feel any alcohol burn.

deg, May 31, 2014
Photo of discodoni
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

discodoni, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

samEBC, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Hayley_86, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of supermeniscus
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

supermeniscus, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of schavuytje
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

schavuytje, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

BJSmit, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

uturn, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of KleintjePils
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

KleintjePils, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

Shared 33cl bottle at a Pre Brugge Beer Festival bootle swap: there were three of these, so I poured myself a good measure (half the bottle).

Deep amber going on brown body with a good creamy head on top.

Fairly sweet malty nose and taste: dark fruits and caramel notes mixed with a yeastiness that might not show in a year or two: this is still a young beer don't forget. I suspect a couple of years aging would do this the world of good. Still OK now, but it lacks sophistication currently, it's not like the other Trappists in other words.

Medium bodied and holds the alcohol well with it's deep of flavours: drink it when ever you please, but given the choice I'd leave it alone for a while.

BlackHaddock, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

pensinck, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Sirre, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of Jose9e
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Jose9e, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Jeffo
2.48/5  rDev -32.6%

Got this somewhere I can't remember. Maybe Bert's Bierhus.

From a bottle into a chalice.
Best Before 5 November 2015

APPEARANCE: A careful pour yields a 1+ finger, looser looking, foamy white head with very good retention. Clear rust in color with very high levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a thick foam cap. A full foam cap remains until the end leaving some clingy lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Bread, toasted malts, clove and peppery spices and some green fruit notes. Spicy alcohol as well.

TASTE: Lots of toasted grain, caramel and honey with grainy bread, green fruits and spicy alcohol at the swallow. Big and lingering finish of spices, cloves, grainy sweet malts and alcohol. No real bitterness, but very grainy sweet and phenolic. Too much so.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Some heat at the swallow is a little odd.

OVERALL: Not really my thing. I would consider myself a fan of this style, but this example is too grainy and phenolic without the balancing bitterness that is necessary. This one also gave me heartburn like phenolic whitbier often does. Something I don't need to try again unless a bit of an overhaul happens. Pass.

Jeffo, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of IPA35
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%

Well then, the second Dutch trappist. At the price of a Rochefort 10 bottle this is not overly cheap but it is to be expected one would suppose... Bottle with no ATP seal.

An have mixed feelings on the rise of new trappist breweries. The old ones all have a big brewing history. But since Belgium got a new one (Achel) I suppose there is room for another new one in the Netherlands too.

The trappist breweries in other regions (Austria) try to copy styles that are native to the Low Countries (or the southern half). I prefer they come up with somthing regional or innovative...

Anyway, the beer.
A nice, bright amber beer with a white/offwhite head that shrinks quickly. Hazy with yeast, oddly enough the yeast coulds are the most visible under the surface of the beer. Some visible carbonation.

Smells nice actually. It is supposed to be a tripel? I don't think it is, and it is not advertised as such. Smells sugary with caramel and also quite yeasty. Maltiness is not too big, light caramel is dominant. Lighter fruits, like white grapes too. Smells good.

Tastes very decent to me. Bready malts, light sweet fruitiness and rather bitter. Something out of the ordinary that must be from the spices.
The alcohol is a little too noticable and it does not taste very spectacular, although it becomes better as it warms up.

Mouthfeel is medium, the carbonation is quite medium (it does prickle the tip of the tongue) and it goes down easily.

Overal a good beer but not on par with many of the great established trappist brewers like Westmalle, Rochefort and Westvleteren. Ofcourse most of those produce dark styles of beer and this is not one of those. I am not a huge Orval fan but the Westmalle Tripel is a better beer than this. Still a very decent beer and I am hoping to see more from them. I hope for a dubbel or something.

IPA35, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

desint, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

KristofH, Dec 24, 2013
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Zundert from Trappistenbrouwerij de Kievit
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.