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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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev 0%

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.

12-21-2013 23:45:37 | More by biboergosum
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7%

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

Arizona

3.38/5  rDev -9.6%

Best by date of 2006, Sampled March 2007
Pours with an almost brilliantly clear, amber-copper color. It is topped by a frothy, initially three-finger thick light tan colored head. The aroma smells of caramel, cider, musty leather, tobacco and some sherry-like oxidized malt notes. Aromatic touches of plum, raisin and a spicy woody character are all noticeable at times as well.

The taste is fairly sweet, with a medium fullness to it that seems quite a bit lighter than one would expect from a 10% brew. Touches of apple cider, tart plums, raisins and perhaps a touch of figs add to the fruitiness found in this beer. Caramelize malt notes are definitely noticeable as is a light biscuit-like character in the finish. Also in the finish is just a touch of sherry (the light oxidation shows up more in the nose than it does in the flavor). There is a touch of woody, or maybe leaf-like character here as well as a rich malty note that does not contribute near as much as I would like. This really just seems a bit flabby in the flavor department, there is not a whole lot going on, especially for a beer of this strength.

04-14-2007 21:34:09 | More by Gueuzedude
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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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dcmchew

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

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

Netherlands

3.08/5  rDev -17.6%

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.

03-31-2009 18:26:53 | More by Jeffo
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%

A dark brown beer with a big, creamy head and some yeast flakes swirling around.

Smell is light malty with some doughy smells and a light caramel smell. This beer smells actually more like caramel coloring agent has been used.

Taste is malty and doughy with very little caramel or 'brown' taste. It actually tastes like a dyed blond beer. There are some differences of course, but I miss the dark malts. There is the light spicy taste of the yeast. After some sips I get a light alcohol warming sensation in the back of my mouth and some maltbitterness. Aftertaste is dry, but sweet and sticky.

07-08-2007 07:48:48 | More by Absumaster
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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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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

BB 09-07. 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.

11-21-2005 17:08:08 | More by paterlodie
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +12.6%

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.

12-23-2013 22:36:30 | More by Cylinsier
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

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

Norway

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%

330 ml bottle, as "Kapittel Watou Dubbel" (no "Het" anymore), bought in Frederikshavn, Denmark. ABV is 7.5%. Chestnut colour, large light tan head. Lovely caramel aroma, also hops and dark fruits, hints of sherry, spices and oak. Flavour has also caramel sweetness with lightly roasted malts and moderate oaky and spicy elements, nice. Moderate hops in the finish. A pleasant beer to drink, will appeal to people with a "sweet tooth".

07-27-2006 21:33:18 | More by Sigmund
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +7%

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

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +11%

A- About a 1inch tan head on a brown/ruby body. Head retention is ok but there is a nice thick lacing that stays on for a long time.
S- The first things to hit the nose are cherries and light alcohol. Breads a some toffee malts are also found in there, also a light different aroma is there too. I can't put my finger on what it is.
T- A blend of cherries, other dark fruits. Blend of malts and a light yeast and bread flavors. A light burnt and roasted flavor comes out as it warms up too.
M- Medium body with low carbonation.
D- I think it is pretty good. Few odd flavors or aroma but other than that a very decent beer.

07-10-2007 06:36:40 | More by BlindPig
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%

I had a bottle of this at Delerium Cafe in Brussels.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy ruby-brown with a brown head that fades to a quarter-inch layer leaving little lace.

Smell: Light, but notes of caramel malts and dark fruit.

Taste: Sweet upfront with raisins and brown sugar. The finish is lightly peppery with hints of roastiness.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, moderate carbonation, and light warming alcohol.

Drinkability: A little too sweet.

12-20-2006 01:18:40 | More by EPICAC
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tjd25

France

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Some big bubbles create a thin foamy head. The body is of a beautiful mahogany purple color. The smell reveals a strong but enjoyable winy aroma, combined with yeast and citrus. An impression of wood too.
The taste develops the wine characteristics present in the smell: grapes and wood with a very thin veil of citrus. Hops are very floral and create a nice thick mouthfeel, that is also smooth, creamy and unctuous. A surprising element was the sweet and almost soda-like character of the Leroy Stout, made by the same brewery. It is very subtle in this brew, and combines harmoniously with the other elements to create an interesting and very drinkable beer.

05-08-2004 22:55:29 | More by tjd25
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desint

Belgium

4/5  rDev +7%

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

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-04-2013 12:30:23 | More by Marius
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Kapittel Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
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