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Kapittel Abt - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V. visit their website

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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SVD, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

11.2 oz brown bottle

Kapittel Abt Ale poured a cloudy dark gold color forming a 2-finger foamy and bubbly white head that held well. The head eventually reduced to a 1/2-finger foamy collar around my tulip glass. The nose was dominated by light fruit; i.e., apples, and pears followed by light peppery spice. The taste begins with a spicy fruit like apple and bananas followed by yeast, then light hops with a nice alcohol warming. Mouth feel is medium, creamy and has a generous amount of carbonation.

Kapittel Abt is not my favorite triple - however, a solid offering nonetheless.

bushbeer75, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

david18, Jul 05, 2014
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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.

janubio, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

brbrocc, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Hayley_86, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BJSmit, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Saind, Jan 06, 2014
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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

eduardolinhalis, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Kmat10, Dec 14, 2013
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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.

biboergosum, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Kapittel Abt from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.