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Kapittel Abt - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

170 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
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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UCLABrewN84

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 02:42:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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desint

Belgium

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

05-24-2013 11:04:27 | More by desint
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-21-2013 12:14:13 | More by Ciocanelu
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Tone

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 17:06:08 | More by Tone
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DrunkenMonk

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-21-2013 07:55:50 | More by DrunkenMonk
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newton99

Belgium

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 10:06:42 | More by newton99
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-23-2013 20:54:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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Campodog

Spain

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

01-22-2013 12:18:50 | More by Campodog
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-16-2013 02:22:57 | More by uturn
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-15-2013 04:13:02 | More by Kahlerbock
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Quackershnoc

Michigan

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

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 04:04:37 | More by Quackershnoc
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-16-2012 23:44:53 | More by cliff1066
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 07:34:52 | More by Flounder57
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JimTeal

Nevada

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 23:45:09 | More by JimTeal
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-30-2012 02:54:32 | More by zonker17
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HiPpYcHoP

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-14-2012 18:54:58 | More by HiPpYcHoP
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crnipeter

Slovenia

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).

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 15:50:54 | More by crnipeter
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-27-2012 18:37:41 | More by beerpadawan
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superspak

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 04:01:48 | More by superspak
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-13-2012 12:25:22 | More by ajs4bd
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-11-2012 21:37:07 | More by rolltide8425
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Greywulfken

New York

4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: hazy golden pour yields golden orange beer with a beige fomay head; lid of foam remained throughout; motes of lace

S: very faint smelling of sweet malt and delicate fruits and spice

T: pale fruits, subtle citrus and spice

M: very creamy, refreshing and clean-tasting

O: a bright, soft, thoroughly enjoyable beer - and I had it at the perfect temp, too - probably around 55 F

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 18:40:07 | More by Greywulfken
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-24-2012 21:53:25 | More by kjkinsey
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Local Provisions. From notes.

A - Poured cloudy with a light brown body. Two fingers of thick white head. Lot's of yeast specs. Good carbonation coming up. A nice wall of lace on one side of the glass and a finger of retention.

S - Dark fruit, sugars. Quite nice. Rich dark fruit. Some yeast.

T - Dark fruit, sugar. Tripel elements are there with yeast and orange with dark fruit like plums. Yeast and a light alcohol note with a mild spicy hop as well.

M - Light tingly carbonation, medium to full body, sweet then dry finish.

O/D - Like a Tripel and Quad blended together. Subtle yet really complex. Nice stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 00:36:21 | More by tbeckett
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OttomanSoxFan


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-09-2012 08:36:58 | More by OttomanSoxFan
Kapittel Abt from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
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