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Kapittel Dubbel - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Paquette on 11-24-2002)
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Reviews by SleepyMonk:
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SleepyMonk

Australia

3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chilled bottle poured into a chalice.

The body is dark with a ruby red hue when held up to the light. Fluffy tan colored head that rises up to 2 fingers and falls down to a generous and lightly aerated coverage that tightens up towards the edge of the glass. Light patchy lace.

Aroma is slightly more complex than other dubbels. Nose is dominated by the usual dark Belgian standard of dry plumb and dark fruits with bread dough like malts.

Taste is a little lacking in complexity but once again the old standard of malts, caramelized sugar, roasted dark fruits and a weak tone of aged fortified wine dominate the taste profile.

Surprisingly light bodied and complemented by a picture perfect quantity of carbonation, this Dubbel is silky smooth and rich. In a category with many offering however, this one doesn't provide enough to stand out. The taste and aromatic profiles, whilst well structured, are not complex enough nor are they characterized by a defining feature.

Indeed, this is a good beer but its still more of the same.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 13:31:24 | More by SleepyMonk
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leitmotif

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-06-2014 21:12:54 | More by leitmotif
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GeeZaa

Romania

4/5  rDev +7%

07-04-2014 17:48:11 | More by GeeZaa
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-16-2014 00:45:55 | More by cswhitehorse
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap

Pours a cloudy reddish brown, yellowish head dissipates slowly.

Smells of brett, cherries, apple and caramel.

Tart cherry and apple over caramel malt with some oak and bretty yeast.

Full body with light carbonation on the tongue.

Really nice bright dubbel, very enjoyable and worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2013 22:36:30 | More by Cylinsier
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Those monks just seem to still be carrying on and on, and are well appropriate for the current festive season.

This beer pours a murky dark red brick amber hue, with three fingers of fizzy, loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly ecru head, which leaves a bit of rare speckled lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of bready caramel malt, yeast, muddled dark fruits akin to plum, prune, and faint figs, and earthy, musty hops. The taste is more bready caramel malt, a touch of dry toffee, mixed black fruit, singed brown sugar, a bit of musty red wine, and earthy, dead leafy hops.

The carbonation is a bit frizzante, but settles to a dull hum soon enough, the body an adequate medium weight, and a bit tacky in its smoothness, with a touch of nascent creaminess. It finishes on the sweet side, the malt, fruitiness, and booze all mixing and mingling amicably.

An agreeable enough dubbel, perhaps not as complex as their compadres around the region, but serviceable on this cold winter day. And were that I could have a round with those salubrious gents on the label.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 23:45:37 | More by biboergosum
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-14-2013 03:15:39 | More by Kmat10
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-01-2013 05:09:46 | More by schnarr84
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-28-2013 01:47:19 | More by mattsander
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dcmchew

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-05-2013 16:43:13 | More by dcmchew
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exonthebottle

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-19-2013 19:36:56 | More by exonthebottle
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desint

Belgium

4/5  rDev +7%

10-08-2013 20:13:47 | More by desint
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-08-2013 00:49:11 | More by WOLFGANG
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Marius

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-04-2013 12:30:23 | More by Marius
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-21-2013 12:13:21 | More by Ciocanelu
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newton99

Belgium

2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

not much head and darkbrown-redshining beer. Nose is worty and very sweetmalty, greenmalt like. Some good maltynes there as there is also some of that good smelling green stuff from poperinge. Getting better also after some sips and taste is sweet, full bodied, licorice and light to moderate bitterness. Joyfull brew that shows good carbonisation and smooth mouthfeel by nice caramellic taste. Still a bit greenmalty but more then just the average but you have to like it sweet and mellow.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 10:04:34 | More by newton99
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-15-2012 01:55:47 | More by t0rin0
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into its own Chalice at a cafe in a little town in Belgium...Pours a somewhat seethrough brown/molasses color. A bit of white head. Smells of sweet candi malts and drued fruits. Taste of very sweet candi, malts, dried fruit, maybe some chocolate...its nice but not amazing. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming. Overall, worth a try if the price is right, but ive had better dubbel's before.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 21:44:15 | More by DrinkSlurm
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educorgan

Portugal

4/5  rDev +7%

01-07-2012 13:05:20 | More by educorgan
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +7%

12-01-2011 23:49:31 | More by rekel
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7%

11-25-2011 23:14:27 | More by Rochefort10nh
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my De Struise tulip glass.

A - This beer pours a ruby amber colour, with a large frothy jead that is off white and retains quite well.

S - Has plenty of roasted aromas from the bottle. Once poured the roasted aromas still dominate.

T - This brew has vanilla up front that is followed by a sweet cough medicine type flavour before finishing with a sweet boozyness.

M - Has medium carbonation and a medium body.

D - Quite a robust Dubbel and considering it's not one of my favoured styles I enjoyed it very much.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 14:12:23 | More by eric5bellies
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xylophonica

Australia

3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark, pale brown colour. Mild yeast patterns forming on top of the beer.

S - Malty with an every so slight touch of caramel.

T - Bitter malt. Mildly sweet nutty flavour with some touches of caramel.

M - Smooth but not particularly interesting.

D - Really this beer is just way too sweet. Doesn't really rate as a good dubbel. Fairly disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 10:16:45 | More by xylophonica
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endovelico

Portugal

4.53/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

33l bottle. Served cold. Best served before Jan-2011. Poured into cut glass Stein. Taken from notes. Reviewed on 30-09-2009. Reviewed under strong artificial light.

Appearance: Pours a muddy mahogany brew with a big foamy tan head. The head lasts throughout but there's no perceivable effervescence or lacing to speak of.

Aroma: Condition OK. The aroma is of medium low intensity with a very balanced profile of chocolate, raisins, yeast dough, dark Belgian candy sugar, rum, cinnamon and a faint touch of spices. The alcohol is very subdued which is great since it makes the drinking experience much more enjoyable as the beer warms.

Taste: Condition OK. High strength and balanced, this brew showcases a flavorful sweetness on the palate with notes of chocolate, caramel, molasses, Belgian candy sugar, raisins, some spiciness and a faint smokiness/earthiness on the back. Again, the alcohol is really shy on the tongue but you can still pick it up in the wide harmony of flavors.

Palate: Beautiful. The carbonation is low, the texture is creamy and coating. The brew itself is full bodied and finishes semi-dry but leaves a lasting aftertaste of caramel, molasses and a bit of smokiness. The balance is excellent with some notes dominating others, but rarely overshadowing.

Drinkability: Great drinkability, one can barely notice the alcohol. Its not cloying, at all, but showcases a sugary treat sweetness so it takes alot to get tired of Het Kapitel Dubel. The price quality ratio is excellent and the beer itself is true to style, probably the best Dubbel i've had so far. The only reason im not giving it 5 on drinkability is because it lacks a certain "it" that transcends the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 22:28:15 | More by endovelico
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

From a bottle into a chalice.

APPEARANCE: Pours a small 1 finger thinner looking off-white head that quickly dissipates to a decent film cap and leaves some immediate lacing down the sides. Colour is dark brown, auburn or burnt umber. Some film stays until the very end and leaves some nice lacing.

SMELL: A mild nose of caramel malt with dark fruits, such as raisins and prunes mostly. Slight touch of toffee with and underlying faint roastiness in the background, which was definitely a nice touch. Pleasant, but needs to be a little bolder.

TASTE: Lots of sweet caramel malt up front with some toffee and dark fruits again. Not much bitterness and the roastiness doesn't show up, unfortunately. A sweet malt aftertaste lingers and is just barely on the right side of too sweet. Alcohol is well hidden as well.

PALATE: Medium body and medium to low carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth with no bite and finishes on the dry side of the spectrum. Quite smooth for a 7.5% dubbel.

OVERALL: A good and enjoyable brew, but nothing spectacular. Very average in fact. I'd have it again, but wouldn't go out of my way to bring one home.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 18:26:53 | More by Jeffo
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Kapittel Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
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