Kapittel Blond - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
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3.73/5 rDev +3.3%
Purchased at Total Wine in Spokane for $4.99. According to the label, this is best before April of 2011(?).
Poured into a Iron Goat snifter, this beer was an opaque, russet color that took on a more apricot hue when held up to light. On top was a couple of inches of off-white foam that dropped after a few minutes, leaving some spotty lace. There appears to be a small amount of sediment as well.
Strangely nutty in the initial aroma, along with some fruity funk.
The taste was surprisingly honeyish, which didn’t come through the aroma at all. There’s a a lemon –like taste in the background and some mild, spicy Belgian yeast notes. There was also a slightly bitter, grassy hop flavor in the background.
Fairly light bodied, with a moderately sticky, ever so slight grainy mouthfeel.
Not bad, but not something I’d want more than one of at a sitting. I was rather surprised at how sweet it was.
08-12-2013 03:48:37 | More by woemad
3.46/5 rDev -4.2%
From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle with the label clipped at 02/08. I do not know what that indicates but at the very least it is 5 years old since I sampled it on June 26, 2013.
It does not look bad. The color is light amber with lots of cloudiness due to the bottle fermentation I expect.
Honey! That's what I get right off on the nose. Belgian malts and Belgian sugar sweetness plays second fiddle to the honey ester that is in your face!
The body comes in at around medium but it is smooth and creamy.
The taste is uber-sweet with honey and Belgian sugars. Those really speak for the entire brew. The hops are muted but can be found slithering distantly in the background. I can't say it finishes dry but there is a low bitterness at the finale. Maybe a fresher bottle would give me a different outcome.
06-27-2013 00:14:21 | More by puboflyons
3.45/5 rDev -4.4%
From a 330mL bottle, in a tulip.
Golden hay colour, with a slight haze when the lees are added.
Subtle, but nice aromas. Mostly banana, with biscuit & honey. The flavours follow through nicely, with the honey coming forward. Lemon candy in there as well. Slight hop spice on the finish. It is sweeter than I expected. Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy texture
This has no outstanding quality to it, but is complex enough and very easy to drink, almost sessionable even.
04-15-2013 22:19:34 | More by DandyEssex
Kapittel Blond from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
82 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.