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Zundert - Trappistenbrouwerij de Kievit

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Reviews: 11
Hads: 63
Avg: 3.56
pDev: 31.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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Trappistenbrouwerij de Kievit visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Brabander on 12-06-2013

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3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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New trappist ale from my country, it was even in the papers here.
Orange brown colour with quite a big beige head. Lacing in the glass.
Smell is fruits and some caramel syrup. Nice and fresh.
The beer needs more intens flavour. I mean, it's got a slight bitterness, some roasted malts, a little dried fruit, but the alcohol is too present, it's not covered well enough for my taste.
Overall this is a good product, just too boozy. You can drink it and not be too disappointed, but it's not a very special experience either.

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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.

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Thx! to the staff of ’t Antwaerps Bierhuyske for this one. Pretty psyched about trying for trying the new trappist. With a another number #10 probably joining the flock new year, everyone seems to be hurrying to take a piece of the market and enjoy the popularity of trappist beer. Anyway, first things first, I quite like the label, it is reminiscent of the La Trappe labels, the monks involved with the brewing went to La Trappe to learn about brewing which might explain that. Pours a very hazy, almost murky brownish orange with some white bubbles for the head. Smells very sweet, lots of BE yeast, sweet bubblegum, white bread, candy sugar and lighter banana, just smells like a whole lot of overly sweet yeast to me. Taste is oddly metallic upfront, going into the sweet bubblegum yeast, banana, sugary sweet even if a bit less in that aspect taste-wise than the nose warned you about initially, finish surprisingly bitter, bitter herbs with a faint lingering metallic note once more in the back. Clearly misses something, body is yeasty but feels a bit hollow. It is an okay beer but there is just so much stuff like this on the market already, it is far from impressive nor does it really stand out. If this weren’t a trappist no one would bother with this one. It will take a long time before the notion that trappist equals high quality disappears but this does feel like it is hurting the brand a bit.

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