Kapittel Pater
Leroy Breweries

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Brown Ale - Belgian Dark
Ranked #85
Ranked #43,825
3.61 | pDev: 11.08%
Leroy Breweries
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JonnoWillsteed from England

2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L- Deep rich chestnut brown, pours with a slight haze - a pretty heavy layer of sediment was left in the bottle. Very good looking 5mm tan head of ultra-fine bubbles; really creamy looking.
S- Milder for me than it's deep colour suggested, just some toasty grains.
T- I'm immediately surprised, it's quite sharp, as in a notable dose of sour, almost sour apple: I was not expecting that! Again the deep colour suggested one thing but it turned out notably different. Not much else register s on my palate through the sourness.
F- Sour, hence refreshing if that's your thing otherwise mono-dimensional. Carbonation is really good, both in the mouth but the head is still holding well 10mins after the pour.
O- I thought this rather one-dimensional with the focus materially falling on it's sour note which at first seemed OTT, but after a while my palate adjusted though the beer still wasn't doing much for me, not least because beyond sour I struggled to notice any other flavours. I've added how the brewery describe the beer below. My view on it is I didn't register chocolate or caramel, but certainly got the citrus, which in a deep brown beer with a beauty of a creamy trad foam head was a swerve ball.
Very different, but not offering enough, by far, for me to wish to buy it again. Bought from BelgiumInABox in Antwerp/BE for home delivery to me in London/UK. 330ml bottle BB: 04/07/2021

Leroy Brewery: 'Kapittel Pater is a reddish brown “single” with a narrow creamy head. Like all the other Kapittel ales, this is a high fermentation beer, which matures in the bottle during secondary fermentation. We use dark malt varieties for this beer, to create an ale with notes of chocolate and caramel as well as hints of citrus.'

May 19, 2020
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I like most Van Eecke beers, but this one is really nothing special.

All the standard elements that can be mentioned about brown beers, can be mentioned here: candy sugar, caramel etc. It gives a reasonable top. Necessary finishing bitterness is missing.

And then....do I enjoy? No, I'm sorry.

Some kind of sourness in the smell makes me deciding not to finish my glass. It is drinkable, but when you have better beers in your fridge....

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spoony from Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 330 ml bottle into a chalice. Reviewed from notes dated May 25, 2013.

A-The brew is slightly cloudy with a deep amber/tawny color. The head is quite thin and greyish tan in color. There is little retention or lacing. Mundane.

S-The smell is full of brown sugar, caramel, and syrup. There is just a bit of nut and baking spice. It is quite sweet, but strangely pleasing.

T-The taste follows the smell with sweet, syrupy flavors being pretty much the only show in town. Like the smell, it is one-dimensional, but strangely tasty.

M-The feel is very soft with ultra-fine carbonation that gives a creamy texture.

O-This is a one-hit wonder of a beer, but I found it strangely good. It is very sugary, and would make a nice dessert brew, but compared against the best dark ales, it is not as complex or intriguing as it could be.

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newton99 from Belgium

2.89/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It has a faint metallic sourness in the nose, behind sweet upfront molasses malts.

Tastes much sweeter than the aroma gave away, with an almost overwhelming, but welcome, brown sugar sweetness. Very malty with a hint of bubbly effervescence to the molasses backbone.

It feels quite malty on the tongue too, good but a little off putting for how sweet it is.

Overall a good, hearty and warming paters beer. Them monks got class

Apr 04, 2013
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