Zundert 8 Tripel
Trappistenbrouwerij de Kievit

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Trappistenbrouwerij de Kievit
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #63
Ranked #14,458
3.93 | pDev: 8.65%
Sunday at 02:59 AM
Dec 06, 2013
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Rated: 3.81 by Budlum from Maryland

Sunday at 02:59 AM
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Amber color with a 2F head in a Orval Trappist glass.
Best at 40° to start.
Strong apricot aroma.
Light body.
Fruity taste and a sharp hoppy finish.
Complex- best served colder.
Oct 12, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by Beecham from California

Sep 18, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by mothmanscott from Georgia

Jun 25, 2023
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy copper color with amber hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark fruits, spices. Taste is malts, spices, mild fruits and alcohol. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall this is a decent beer.
Jun 11, 2023
Rated: 3.83 by a_pal0 from Italy

May 31, 2023
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful, brownish-amber color with a thick and pillowy off-white head. The smell has brown sugar and spice. There is also ripe fruit (maybe cherries) and caramel. The taste is sweeter than expected, with some of the Belgian phenolic notes. Full in body and a little boozy. I really enjoyed this one.
May 20, 2023
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a clear, brown body with decent head and no lace. The aroma has notes of mild spices and something akin to candi sugar and fruits. Mild beer with thin body and is a little dry and bitter; still get some dark fruits like prunes and there's a touch of maltiness in a clean finish but not, in my opinion, a great Belgian beer.
Mar 20, 2023
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Reviewed by ommegangpbr from New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A Trappist brewery I had never heard of before!
This is subtle, dry and smooth. Best before 8/4/2024, so it probably could stand more time to age in the bottle but oh well. There's some good flavor development as is so I may pick up some more bottles to hang out in my fridge. A hint of sweetness is in there, kept in line by some mildly bitter boundaries.
Belgian strong dark ales remain a favorite style though it is difficult to find a good one, especially one I have not tried before. Hopefully I find the 10 version!
Mar 09, 2023
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
As a trappiste ale fan, it was exciting to try a new brewery I hadn’t had before. Dry, smooth mouthfeel, and more on the bitter side than sweet but some faint molasses tones. Somewhat tame for a strong ale but very enjoyable.
Mar 08, 2023
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Reviewed by MHL81 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Unique Trappist ale, set apart from its brethren. Nice balance, even as label mentions spices, which are understated. Only negative is availability in the US.
Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2023
Rated: 4.12 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Dec 24, 2022
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Nov 23, 2022
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I like to sip on stronger beers when I am sitting outside by my fire pit. I was looking forward to pouring this one into my Chimay goblet and enjoying a rich, tasty brew. I was disappointed to say the least!!! I poured this beer from an 11.2 oz bottle into the goblet. It looked OK, hazy mahogany brown color, a good bit of carbonation, at least on the first pour, and a small cream color/antique white head. Head retention was about average for a strong beer, it faded fast to just a covering of the glass. No lacing to speak of. Aroma and taste featured mild caramel malt, a slight sweetness and a touch of bitterness in the finish but not much else. No candi sugar, no dark fruit, no yeastiness.....not my idea of a Trappist take on a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Mouthfeel was somewhat rich but no spiciness or other strong aspects on the tongue. Alcohol was fairly muted. Needless to say, there are better Trappist beers out there!!!!
Nov 08, 2022
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Reviewed by allengarvin from Texas

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a chalice glass, this is a reddish-tinted brown color, very effervescent, with a solid, lasting head. Aroma is very malty, with notes of overripe fruit. Taste is .... pretty good, not too sweet. Lots of phenols. A little hot from the alcohol, perhaps. Light caramel notes. Highly fruity yeast character. The body is typically good for a strong belgian beer: substantial but not heavy. Pretty decent abbey style beer.
Oct 05, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Aug 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark brown hued with a three quarter inch frothy brown head. Light lacing. The aroma is of dark malt and caramel. I'm tasting dark malt, but it seems a bit muted. There's not much to say about the feel other than it is moderately carbonated.
Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by LunchMoney from Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bought it yesterday (6/23/22), but the best by date was 8/8/21. So maybe the review could be skewed by that.
Super cloudy for a dark beer.
Smells fruity, like raisins. Also, a little brown sugar, molasses smell.
The taste is the raisin and spices. The alcohol taste comes through a little strong for me.
Mouthfeel is good. Typical carbonation of a European Trappist (mostly Belgian) beer.
Jun 25, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
"Best by 4/8/24"; drank 5/14/22 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange/brown appearance.

An even pour yielded a big khaki head; frothy tree-rung lace.

Banana, clove, mild plum & faint candle wax notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Clove, banana, mild plum & faint booze heat flavors.

A nice dark Belgian beer!
May 15, 2022
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