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%
 
 
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10
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17
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best before 12/2013.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, spice, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with spice and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice 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 but nothing really stands out in terms of aromas or flavors.

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3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Tone
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy, brown/copper color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of hops, pine, slight citrus (grapefruit), sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of rice. Fits the style of a Tripel. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of earthy malt, rice, slight hops, and slight spice. Overall, decent appearance and blend, but weaker body and aroma than I'm accustomed too with Tripels.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of newton99
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A)- Pours a hazy golden orange color. Produced a nice fluffy white cap. Decent retention. Tons of lace.

(S)- A nice dry clay-like biscuit. Bits of lemon and clove.

(T)- Very dry and spicy(clove). Tons of clay and yeast components.

(M)- A crisp carbonation level. Dry and spicy with lots of earthy components. Kinda bitter.

(D)- Not bad. Straightforward enough and heavy on spice and clay.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2-ounce bottle, served in a goblet (01/08/2013)
Appearance: a beautiful, hazy, burnt orange color; sediment floating around in it; thin white head the leaves a collar
Aroma: this smells like a malt and fruit explosion; caramel; I think I get some banana, cherry, grape, pear and maybe some other fruits; yeast/bread; a hint of spice in there too; man, this smells really awesome, best smelling beer of recent memory
Taste: starts kind of tart, lemony and appley; moves into some nice sweetness, caramel, malt, bread; the sweetness carries through the finish which is more fruit, some spiciness, a little alcohol, and I think a little hop; dry, bitter aftertaste with some lingering fruit flavors which is quite enjoyable
Mouthfeel: full-bodied and viscous; great carbonation
Overall Impression: thanks to Fr. Jonathan Perrotta for the Christmas present!; I still have yet to meet a Belgian that I didn’t like, and this is no different; man it smells fantastic; it’s kind of strange in that it is so sweet for most of the taste but the aftertaste is fairly bitter; well balanced, smooth, and very drinkable

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz beer was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one ginger frothy head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale orange yellow hue with some clarity and plenty of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Apples, pears, vanilla, spices, Belgian candy, bready malts, and a little booze on the nose too.

Taste: Same as above. Vanilla and spices are a good feature. Mellowing bready notes and warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium carbonation, medium bodied, warming alcohol, and quite enjoyable.

Overall: Another solid tripel to add to the list. 2nd of the 3rd kapittel beers I got from volunteering last years BBF. Solid score.

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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very unusual beer, almost a toffee finish with the dose of caramel. And I agree with a few other reviewers, almost too sweet, so I'd call this a sippin' special occasion beverage. The color is beautifully clear amber, and the reasonably light head lingers. My judgement of this fine beer may be blunted by the many Belgian blonds, which this is definitely not. It is much heavier, thus the quad/tripel comparison, but still quite drinkable for special occasions. I paired it with some fine aged Gouda and it really complimented the taste, so I recommend trying some food pairings to offset the sweetness.

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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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