Kapittel Abt | Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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206 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Paquette on 11-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
206
Reviews:
136
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
17
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Photo of MrDell
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 33cl. bottle into a tulip glass. Best before May 2016 I think. C notched.

Opaque orange amber body color, with hollow occasional side streams of carbonation on the glass. Not much going on in the middle, and a thin soapy head that barely makes a finger. Light white in color, minimal retention and a very soapy bowled puck.

A pretty solid and basic nose for a tripel. Soft orange hinting fruit but a bit of bread sweetness mixing in a little bit as well. Not very hot either which is a nice touch, slightly a little hint of metal ferrousness a bit too but very small at least.

Very noticeable and sharp stinging palate. Hot carbonation on the tongue and a bit of mineral warmth. Mostly a boozy flavor but some small hints of sweetness and bread come through. Phenolic and boozy finish with a good amount of warming pit of the stomach feeling, and more of a bit of a metallic almost high malt liquor sting.

Pushes a bit too hard and sacrifices some good qualities in the process. Drinkable, but sticks out too boozy in the tripel realm amongst the classics.

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Photo of Jetlag767
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up in Shanghai. A very nice Tripel, smooth, great head, smells wonderful. A very nice Abbey beer.

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Photo of innominat
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Igormatos
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zet
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light orange haze with a small head of foam that quickly turns into lacing. Fresh smell of malt, yeast and orange. Full taste of tropical fruits, spices, yeast and honey, with earthy notes and resin in the finish. Moderately sweet. The alcohol is definitely present, but manages to highlight the other flavours. Mouthfeel is smooth and warming. Nice complexity; recommended tripel.

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Photo of stevoj
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one will leave your tastebuds tingling! High ABV manifests in the taste. Aroma is light and appearance is good, orange gold with oily head. But the taste is where this beer shines. Sharp and spicy and heavy bodied, this a great beer for a cold day.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold with an orange hue, big booming head that goes somewhat quickly. Not as much lacing as expected. Nose is very clean, some yeast and light sweet malt notes, but not a typical tripel. Flavor is initially sweet and malty, then alcohol. Not sure I'd go so far as to say the 10% is obvious, but it is certainly noticed. Flavor is light malts and a touch of sweeter heavier fruits, but it lacks depth. Strikes me more like a strong Belgian pale. Just okay.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong belgian tripel of a orange/copper color and a big head.
Smell is malty and yeasty, with grainy and earthly notes too.
Taste has more of a fruity character, specialy dark fruits as plum.
Body is high and carbonation appropriate.
Possible to smell/taste a bit of the alcohol, but it is well hidden for a 10% one.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bjd88
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Orange rustic brown with a haze, some visible carbonation and almost no head of a yellowish colour.


S: Caramel, toffee, light fruitiness like orange zest, glue.


T: Caramel, honey, lightly sweet, toasted barley, glue.


M: Very fresh, zesty, clean and crisp light fine bubbles, smooth finish.


O: Got in Kunming, drank here April 25. Was overjoyed to find this in China, especially after enjoying others from the same brewer while in Watou, Belgium. Very smooth feel for the style, lacking the same harshness many other triples have.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Highbury09
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Kapittel Abt from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
3.88 out of 5 based on 206 ratings.
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