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Zundert - Trappistenbrouwerij de Kievit

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trappistenbrouwerij de Kievit visit their website

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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Reviews by IPA35:
Photo of IPA35
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

IPA35, Dec 28, 2013
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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.
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RuudJH, Dec 24, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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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2.48/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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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3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Let me be the very first to give the new trappist beer from the monks of the Kievit a review. The beer was presented a week ago and lot's of beerconaisseurs have had it untill now. I will review the beer further this weekend so that i have a good view on this beer. It's a bit more than a tripel, more an abbey tripel.

Poured the beer in my small Struise glass. Coppercoulor fluid with a nice firm head. Absolutely no carbonation visible in the fluid.

The taste is pretty unique, there is a spice in it i can not define but it gives the beer that special taste.

Mouthfeel is ok but not spectacular. This is beer to age for a long time but i will give one bottle some extra time before i will open it.

Brabander, Dec 06, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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