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Kapittel Abt - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

171 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Paquette on 11-29-2002)
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DARIVA

Netherlands

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Light brown cloudy beer with a small head.

S: Raisins, caramel and biscuit.

T: Sweet, slightly bitter and the taste of nougat.

M: Good composition, nice carbonation and delicious slightly bitter aftertaste.

O: Nice balanced beer, but maybe to sweet.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 16:34:01 | More by DARIVA
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twinshen

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-28-2014 16:35:16 | More by twinshen
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david18

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-05-2014 13:07:31 | More by david18
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janubio

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml. bottle. Pours an amber orange colour, with a big head that takes its time do fade, leaving a good lace. Smell of tropical fruits, spices (coriander, cloves), caramel... somedy said ripened cheese, I agree. Very sticky palate, full body. Taste of tropical fruits, caramel, sugar, honey, vanilla, spices. Great.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 15:50:40 | More by janubio
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-29-2014 12:41:42 | More by Evil_Pidde
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brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-16-2014 16:01:57 | More by brbrocc
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scottgoblue314

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-10-2014 18:50:00 | More by scottgoblue314
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-06-2014 20:06:02 | More by Hayley_86
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BJSmit

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-02-2014 19:48:59 | More by BJSmit
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-14-2014 02:18:36 | More by Texasfan549
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Saind

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-06-2014 11:45:03 | More by Saind
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a Leffe chalice.

A: Pours a cloudy dark yellow to orange color forming a medium white aired head that dissipates quickly leaving practically no lacings in the glass. However, a thin layer remains forever on the top

S: Traditional Belgian Triple in the nose: Sweet, malty and spicy. Notes of pale grains, caramel malts, crystal malts, candy sugar, coriander, cloves, vanilla and honey. A bit fruity too with some notes of pears and figs. Very bready and earthy yeasts. Some flowery hops and alcohol in the end

T: Complex: Sweet upfont with notes of pale malts, caramel malts, crystal malts, candy sugar, coriander, cloves, vanilla and honey. Pears, figs and white grapes. Notes of white wine. Wheat and biscuits. Citrus hops and a modest but pleasant hoppy bitterness in the end. Light notes of alcohol despite the considerable ABV

M: Heavy body. Medium carbonation. Malty bittersweet aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Standard Belgian Triple. Complex and pleasant

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 21:02:34 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-14-2013 03:14:41 | More by Kmat10
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. At first, I thought this was the St. Bernardus stuff, but apparently there are other brewers in that little part of Belgium, with similar design paradigms.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber hue, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and finely bubbly off-white head, which leaves but a few instances of lightning strike lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of sweet, sugary pale malt, a touch of caramel/toffee, pear compote, white wine must, bready yeast, coriander, clove, candi sugar, and a wee whiff of warming alcohol. The taste is more buffed up pale and caramel malt, an indistinct drupe fruitiness, muddled clove and pepper spice, banana chips, a heady earthen yeastiness, and simmering booze.

The bubbles are still well in play, keeping things tickin' along, the body a hefty medium-heavy weight for the style, and mostly smooth, but for the encroaching heat of the alcohol. It finishes on the sweet side, the caramel and booze providing an unsteady representation as such, while the spice and yeast continue their anarchic takeover plot.

An adequate Tripel, the booze just a bit too informing on the whole affair, which is usually what gets me about this whole style. It isn't all that pushy here, but enough, that despite the overall warming pleasantries, I would have to toss this on the remainder pile.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 05:43:02 | More by biboergosum
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-30-2013 07:57:11 | More by schnarr84
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angolmois

Nevada

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-29-2013 05:15:17 | More by angolmois
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Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-22-2013 22:52:47 | More by supermeniscus
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Romania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-22-2013 23:55:56 | More by georgiaboy8686
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Kapittel Abt from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.