Kapittel Blond | Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
Belgium
brouwerijvaneecke.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 05-10-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
116
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
11.67%
 
 
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Gots:
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3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12.08.2016

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
2.81/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

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3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluestank
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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

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.

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3.3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Kapittel Blond from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
3.6 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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