Kapittel Blond
Leroy Breweries

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Leroy Breweries
Blonde Ale - Belgian
Ranked #49
Ranked #26,143
3.6 | pDev: 11.39%
Apr 19, 2022
May 10, 2004
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3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Beginner2 from Illinois

Kapittel's Blond is not their best, but it is OK IMHO. I just bought six Kapittel's to try some new ones and critique those I drank a few years back. But, Blondie is new. And it only is an OK table ale that I won't have again.

While Blond starts barely above average for Looks, Smells continue, fruity, but not distinct. Tastes are balanced, but equally undistinguished. In my mouth, I'd rather eat the leftovers than let Blond sit on my tongue.

Kapittel and Leroy is too hit or miss for me to get as excited about prospects as I did. As for Blondie, bye-bye.

Apr 19, 2022
3.5 by paulish from New York on Apr 14, 2022
3.35 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 14, 2022
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3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by jonb5 from England

A: Golden, hazy, medium sized rocky head which disappeared fairly quickly, didn't leave much lacing.

S: Bretanomyces, starch and phenols.

T: Sour orange, lingering tangyness.

M: Medium to heavy body, moderate carbonation.

O: More sour than the normal Belgian style blonde, not complex but enjoyable.

May 08, 2021
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3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by FLima from Brazil

Solid golden color with a thick white head of eternal retention and apparent carbonation.
Aroma with notes of oranges, cream, faint white grape and pineapple core.
Flavor with notes of earth, oranges, sugar, mild booze, lots of white grapes and faint green apples. Dry aftertaste with a decent bitterness.
Light to medium body that feels much heavier given the excessive bothering carbonation. Alcohol of 6.5% seems higher.
This felt like a Blond walking towards a Tripel. On the positive side this is less sugary than other Belgian Blonde Ales that puts too much candied sugar and it has some nice orangey like notes. But it has a very strong effervescent carbonation that really bothers and it is somewhat one-dimensional.

Oct 10, 2019
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3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by OlaB from Norway

Pours a cloudy golden color with a big top of white head that dissolves slowly and leaves some sticky lacings on the glass.
Aroma is of oranges, lemon, bread, yeast and spices. The taste is dry and fruity at the start with citric notes and some slight sourness there as well. It then goes to more spicy notes before it finishes of with some hoppy and grassy bitterness. A little watery in the flavour and aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft with a light body and lively carbonation.
Is s decent and easy drinking enough blonde ale, but nothing very exciting about it.

Jul 12, 2019
3.94 by steverx8 from England on Jul 05, 2019
3.55 by tux_alin from Romania on Jul 19, 2018
3.95 by 54V4G3 from Belgium on May 15, 2018
3.65 by kjkinsey from Texas on Apr 18, 2018
3.89 by mizx from England on Oct 23, 2017
3.62 by HopBelT from Belgium on May 27, 2017
3.53 by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey on Mar 12, 2017
3.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Nov 29, 2016
3.58 by lhwjanssen from Netherlands on Sep 16, 2016
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3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by MrDell from Switzerland


Het Kapittel Blond
Belgian Pale Ale – 6.5% - 330ml Bottle – Best Before 17.05.2018

Appearance: Oranges coloured beer, just a shade lighter than lucozade with a soapy looking white head. Some very big bubbles rising quickly to the surface and a lot of very fine streams of tiny bubbles.

Aroma: Belgian yeasty esters, clove, bubble gum and malt. Smells fresh with some bready notes also present.

Taste: Get the bubble gum flavour up front, a hint of orange, then some malt and then it turns quite quickly to a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Would have liked the beer to have a little more body. Quite dry in the finish.

Overall: Not bad, has a lovely aroma of freshly baked bread that you get every time the glass is raised, but is unfortunately let down by the lack of body and depth.

Aug 12, 2016
3.25 by rspauldi from Texas on Feb 10, 2016
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2.81/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by stevoj from Idaho

More malty than I’d have thought from a Belgian, need to check the shelf date. Orange amber with small creamy head. Musty, malty aroma and taste. Possibly skunked bottle.

Feb 05, 2016
3.44 by Igormatos from Texas on Dec 24, 2015
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3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bluestank from Texas

Tastes refreshing and citrusy, but best of all hides the alcohol very well

Dec 07, 2015
3.75 by waiting4lunch from Massachusetts on Aug 23, 2015
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3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by UCLABrewN84 from California

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy light tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of grain, honey, fruit, and white grape juice aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, honey, and caramel covered fruit flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth 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 that is drinkable, but the aromas I am getting are slightly better to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Jan 15, 2015
3.3 by Karo from Belgium on Oct 26, 2014
3.85 by mattfancett from England on Aug 28, 2014
3.25 by leitmotif from Romania on Aug 10, 2014
3.5 by tom10101 from Canada (QC) on Jul 25, 2014
3.75 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin on Jul 23, 2014
3.5 by david18 from New York on Jul 05, 2014
3.5 by afsdan from Colorado on May 29, 2014
4.25 by ShepardCommander from Virginia on Feb 09, 2014
3.5 by dcmchew from Romania on Nov 05, 2013
3.25 by jaydoc from Kansas on Nov 03, 2013
4 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Oct 08, 2013
3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Sep 14, 2013
3.75 by georgiaboy8686 from Maryland on Aug 27, 2013
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3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by woemad from Washington

Purchased at Total Wine in Spokane for $4.99. According to the label, this is best before April of 2011(?).

Poured into a Iron Goat snifter, this beer was an opaque, russet color that took on a more apricot hue when held up to light. On top was a couple of inches of off-white foam that dropped after a few minutes, leaving some spotty lace. There appears to be a small amount of sediment as well.

Strangely nutty in the initial aroma, along with some fruity funk.

The taste was surprisingly honeyish, which didn’t come through the aroma at all. There’s a a lemon –like taste in the background and some mild, spicy Belgian yeast notes. There was also a slightly bitter, grassy hop flavor in the background.

Fairly light bodied, with a moderately sticky, ever so slight grainy mouthfeel.

Not bad, but not something I’d want more than one of at a sitting. I was rather surprised at how sweet it was.

Aug 12, 2013
3.25 by jabo134 from Illinois on Aug 12, 2013
3.75 by HisBoyElroy from Michigan on Aug 08, 2013
3.75 by Sturmthis from Ohio on Aug 08, 2013
3.75 by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois on Jul 08, 2013
Kapittel Blond from Leroy Breweries
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 127 ratings