Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Belgian Ale
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium


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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bottle conditioned.
Just as abbeys try to strengthen their communities by attracting new young monks, brewery Van Eecke introduced this blond Kapittel to answer the big demand for paler beers. This 2010 Gold medal awarded blond Abbey-beer has a surprising smooth finish, is easy to drink with its 6.5 % alcohol volume. Although some may call this beer a “strong Belgian blond”, you’ll discover a lightly sour-sweet yeasty fruit on a par with mildly sweet pale malts and a refreshing flow of really fragrant, springy flower blossoms, orangey-citric fruity hops with a mildly mineral, chewy bitterness The finishing undertone is a tad zesty or slightly tangy to render a intriguing contrast with the smooth flowery aftertaste, light on the carbonation, just sufficient to render a refreshing palate, against a medium body and moderate flavor profile.

Meilby's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours slightly hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast and sugar. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a grainy and yeasty finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pringao_Toribi (352) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2016
Sweet citrusy/floral beer, with a rich liquor/yeast finish (smooth but fizzy)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dchad56 (369) - - SEP 18, 2016
Draft - clear golden yellow, small white head. Fairly strong aroma, lemony. Ok mouthfeel, but a bit weak tasting. Tang finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Coeno (12) - Roermond, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2016
sweet and sour ;-). I found this rather watery with a fruity, medium sweet taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (2786) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2016
Cloydy orange, big airy white head. Yeasty, malty aroma. Yeasty flavour, some malt and light estery notes. Some sweet citrus too. Nice but not that special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rhombic (118) - SPAIN - JUL 10, 2016
Pours pale amber with a diminishing white head. Aromas are refreshing, slightly fruity, some hay. A bit of a complex flavour with yeast and so on, but really ordinary for an abbey beer. Alcohol is rather prominent. On palate, it’s thin and boring but at least the finish is not that terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alex60 (220) - - JUL 6, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur blonde un peu trouble, beaucoup de trés fines bulles, collet blanc persistant, odeur houbloné, floral, goût: direct sur l’amertume, houbloné et boisé, agrumes, bonne et classique

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (5071) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and fruit, with notes of caramel and touches of flowers and hops. Sweetish flavour of fruit and malt, with touches of caramel and bitter, hoppy notes and hints of flowers. Surprisingly watery aftertaste, with some estery and bitterish hints. Decent but not top-notch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rubin77 (1119) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 10, 2016
F: huge, white, average retention. C: gold, hazy, non-transparent. A: malty, orange peels, spicy, honey, hay, floral hops, yeast, DMS. T: malty, yeasty, orange, grassy bitterness on the palate, herbal, metallic tones, medium body, soapy, good carbonation, good but nothing special, 330ml bottle from Spar in Poperinge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (644) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is yellow to blonde colored and has a small and stable white head, with average carbonation. The aroma is Belgian yeast and malts, but also freshness of citrus, flowers and hops and in the background a little smoke is noticable. The taste is light sour and sweet with tones of malts and fruits, and it ends with a hop and spice bitterness. The finish is refreshing and light bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlueGaljoen (123) - FRANCE - FEB 26, 2016
Bière assez trouble Courte en bouche sur les premières gorgées Plus longue et acidulée sur le reste de la dégustation Carbonatation assez importante Trop d’amertume pour mon gout En accompagnement de repas

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