Kapittel Dubbel | Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

Kapittel DubbelKapittel Dubbel
39 Ratings
Kapittel DubbelKapittel Dubbel

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Paquette on 11-24-2002

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Photo of endovelico
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

33l bottle. Served cold. Best served before Jan-2011. Poured into cut glass Stein. Taken from notes. Reviewed on 30-09-2009. Reviewed under strong artificial light.

Appearance: Pours a muddy mahogany brew with a big foamy tan head. The head lasts throughout but there's no perceivable effervescence or lacing to speak of.

Aroma: Condition OK. The aroma is of medium low intensity with a very balanced profile of chocolate, raisins, yeast dough, dark Belgian candy sugar, rum, cinnamon and a faint touch of spices. The alcohol is very subdued which is great since it makes the drinking experience much more enjoyable as the beer warms.

Taste: Condition OK. High strength and balanced, this brew showcases a flavorful sweetness on the palate with notes of chocolate, caramel, molasses, Belgian candy sugar, raisins, some spiciness and a faint smokiness/earthiness on the back. Again, the alcohol is really shy on the tongue but you can still pick it up in the wide harmony of flavors.

Palate: Beautiful. The carbonation is low, the texture is creamy and coating. The brew itself is full bodied and finishes semi-dry but leaves a lasting aftertaste of caramel, molasses and a bit of smokiness. The balance is excellent with some notes dominating others, but rarely overshadowing.

Drinkability: Great drinkability, one can barely notice the alcohol. Its not cloying, at all, but showcases a sugary treat sweetness so it takes alot to get tired of Het Kapitel Dubel. The price quality ratio is excellent and the beer itself is true to style, probably the best Dubbel i've had so far. The only reason im not giving it 5 on drinkability is because it lacks a certain "it" that transcends the style.

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Photo of tjd25
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Some big bubbles create a thin foamy head. The body is of a beautiful mahogany purple color. The smell reveals a strong but enjoyable winy aroma, combined with yeast and citrus. An impression of wood too.
The taste develops the wine characteristics present in the smell: grapes and wood with a very thin veil of citrus. Hops are very floral and create a nice thick mouthfeel, that is also smooth, creamy and unctuous. A surprising element was the sweet and almost soda-like character of the Leroy Stout, made by the same brewery. It is very subtle in this brew, and combines harmoniously with the other elements to create an interesting and very drinkable beer.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


Pours a cloudy reddish brown, yellowish head dissipates slowly.

Smells of brett, cherries, apple and caramel.

Tart cherry and apple over caramel malt with some oak and bretty yeast.

Full body with light carbonation on the tongue.

Really nice bright dubbel, very enjoyable and worth trying.

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Photo of BlindPig
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- About a 1inch tan head on a brown/ruby body. Head retention is ok but there is a nice thick lacing that stays on for a long time.
S- The first things to hit the nose are cherries and light alcohol. Breads a some toffee malts are also found in there, also a light different aroma is there too. I can't put my finger on what it is.
T- A blend of cherries, other dark fruits. Blend of malts and a light yeast and bread flavors. A light burnt and roasted flavor comes out as it warms up too.
M- Medium body with low carbonation.
D- I think it is pretty good. Few odd flavors or aroma but other than that a very decent beer.

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Photo of Sigmund
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, as "Kapittel Watou Dubbel" (no "Het" anymore), bought in Frederikshavn, Denmark. ABV is 7.5%. Chestnut colour, large light tan head. Lovely caramel aroma, also hops and dark fruits, hints of sherry, spices and oak. Flavour has also caramel sweetness with lightly roasted malts and moderate oaky and spicy elements, nice. Moderate hops in the finish. A pleasant beer to drink, will appeal to people with a "sweet tooth".

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Photo of Antyk
4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexLMS
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: medium to deep amber colour. Clear. The head is tan, medium sized and moussy. Fair retention and good lacing.
Aroma: caramel, fruits, spices and sweet malts.
Taste: toasted malts, caramel, spices and red port wine.
Mouthfeel: unctuous and silky, medium to low carbonation, high but very well disguised alcoholic strength and a full body.
Finish: lingering bittersweet aftertaste.

Overall: very good beer. The alcohol is definitely there but it settles quite well in the palate, producing a very balanced ale.

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Photo of desint
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of educorgan
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of GeeZaa
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into its own Chalice at a cafe in a little town in Belgium...Pours a somewhat seethrough brown/molasses color. A bit of white head. Smells of sweet candi malts and drued fruits. Taste of very sweet candi, malts, dried fruit, maybe some chocolate...its nice but not amazing. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming. Overall, worth a try if the price is right, but ive had better dubbel's before.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my De Struise tulip glass.

A - This beer pours a ruby amber colour, with a large frothy jead that is off white and retains quite well.

S - Has plenty of roasted aromas from the bottle. Once poured the roasted aromas still dominate.

T - This brew has vanilla up front that is followed by a sweet cough medicine type flavour before finishing with a sweet boozyness.

M - Has medium carbonation and a medium body.

D - Quite a robust Dubbel and considering it's not one of my favoured styles I enjoyed it very much.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mattsander
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Karo
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of biboergosum
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Those monks just seem to still be carrying on and on, and are well appropriate for the current festive season.

This beer pours a murky dark red brick amber hue, with three fingers of fizzy, loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly ecru head, which leaves a bit of rare speckled lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of bready caramel malt, yeast, muddled dark fruits akin to plum, prune, and faint figs, and earthy, musty hops. The taste is more bready caramel malt, a touch of dry toffee, mixed black fruit, singed brown sugar, a bit of musty red wine, and earthy, dead leafy hops.

The carbonation is a bit frizzante, but settles to a dull hum soon enough, the body an adequate medium weight, and a bit tacky in its smoothness, with a touch of nascent creaminess. It finishes on the sweet side, the malt, fruitiness, and booze all mixing and mingling amicably.

An agreeable enough dubbel, perhaps not as complex as their compadres around the region, but serviceable on this cold winter day. And were that I could have a round with those salubrious gents on the label.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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