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Kapittel Abt - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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very good

176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

georgiaboy8686, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

HisBoyElroy, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Wamba, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Hopheadjeffery, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mrfrancis, Jul 08, 2013
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

WOLFGANG, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best before 12/2013.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, spice, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with spice and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer but nothing really stands out in terms of aromas or flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Ciocanelu, May 21, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy, brown/copper color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of hops, pine, slight citrus (grapefruit), sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of rice. Fits the style of a Tripel. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of earthy malt, rice, slight hops, and slight spice. Overall, decent appearance and blend, but weaker body and aroma than I'm accustomed too with Tripels.

Tone, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

DrunkenMonk, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of newton99
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A)- Pours a hazy golden orange color. Produced a nice fluffy white cap. Decent retention. Tons of lace.

(S)- A nice dry clay-like biscuit. Bits of lemon and clove.

(T)- Very dry and spicy(clove). Tons of clay and yeast components.

(M)- A crisp carbonation level. Dry and spicy with lots of earthy components. Kinda bitter.

(D)- Not bad. Straightforward enough and heavy on spice and clay.

newton99, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

RblWthACoz, Jan 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Campodog, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

uturn, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Kahlerbock, Jan 15, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2-ounce bottle, served in a goblet (01/08/2013)
Appearance: a beautiful, hazy, burnt orange color; sediment floating around in it; thin white head the leaves a collar
Aroma: this smells like a malt and fruit explosion; caramel; I think I get some banana, cherry, grape, pear and maybe some other fruits; yeast/bread; a hint of spice in there too; man, this smells really awesome, best smelling beer of recent memory
Taste: starts kind of tart, lemony and appley; moves into some nice sweetness, caramel, malt, bread; the sweetness carries through the finish which is more fruit, some spiciness, a little alcohol, and I think a little hop; dry, bitter aftertaste with some lingering fruit flavors which is quite enjoyable
Mouthfeel: full-bodied and viscous; great carbonation
Overall Impression: thanks to Fr. Jonathan Perrotta for the Christmas present!; I still have yet to meet a Belgian that I didn’t like, and this is no different; man it smells fantastic; it’s kind of strange in that it is so sweet for most of the taste but the aftertaste is fairly bitter; well balanced, smooth, and very drinkable

Quackershnoc, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

cliff1066, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz beer was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one ginger frothy head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale orange yellow hue with some clarity and plenty of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Apples, pears, vanilla, spices, Belgian candy, bready malts, and a little booze on the nose too.

Taste: Same as above. Vanilla and spices are a good feature. Mellowing bready notes and warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium carbonation, medium bodied, warming alcohol, and quite enjoyable.

Overall: Another solid tripel to add to the list. 2nd of the 3rd kapittel beers I got from volunteering last years BBF. Solid score.

Flounder57, Nov 20, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very unusual beer, almost a toffee finish with the dose of caramel. And I agree with a few other reviewers, almost too sweet, so I'd call this a sippin' special occasion beverage. The color is beautifully clear amber, and the reasonably light head lingers. My judgement of this fine beer may be blunted by the many Belgian blonds, which this is definitely not. It is much heavier, thus the quad/tripel comparison, but still quite drinkable for special occasions. I paired it with some fine aged Gouda and it really complimented the taste, so I recommend trying some food pairings to offset the sweetness.

JimTeal, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

zonker17, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

HiPpYcHoP, Oct 14, 2012
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2.83/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Deep golden with two fingers thick white creamy head that lasts.

Aroma is predominantly phenolic (spicy & clove-like) with citrus-peel esters, unexpected bready-doughish malt and noticeable spicy alcohol.

Flavor is peppery with intense, almost astringent phenolic bitterness that combined with carbonation lends dry finish with a bit excessive alcohol warming.

Nearly medium bodied with alcoholic smoothness.

In short, a spicy phenol-governed Tripel with a firm alcohol signet (330 ml, Best Before End 04-2014, into tulip).

crnipeter, Sep 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into chalice, best by 10/2013. Pours cloudy golden orange color with a very nice 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. good spotty lacing clings to the glass, with a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, earth, and yeast spices. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of big pear, apple, pepper, clove, bread, plum, earth, herbal, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, herbal, bread, earth, candi sugar, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of malt sweetness with peppery spiciness; and nice flavor complexity. Medium-high carbonation and medium full bodied; with a slightly slick and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden at 10%, with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Tripel. Good flavor complexity and balance; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyable.

superspak, Jul 16, 2012
Kapittel Abt from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.