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

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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (10789) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4849) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rubin77 (792) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (594) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlueGaljoen (87) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (2538) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
Heldere gouden kleur en een volle kraag. Ruikt zoetig, kruiden citrus. Smaakt zoetig, kruiden, vanille, beetje houtig, citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1846) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Clear medium golden, large but loose foamy white head, half-way lasting, good lacing; aroma is malty, fruity, hay, coriander; taste is medium sweet and bitter, with average duration, malty, citrusy, yeasty, aftertaste is bittersweet, bit peppery; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation; decent Blond.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunt_Punt (7) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
Decent summer beer. Well made, not too complex, tasts almost like white beer. A bit spicy, a bit herbal, quickly vanishing aftertaste. Light but good, an excellent replacement for lager beer.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Germanalvarez (26) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle from Drinkshop. Almost witbier-like this one. Subtle spicy yeasty character and a softness, one almost would not believe there is no wheat. High carbonation, easy drinking. Refreshing despite not so sessionable ABV. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4705) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle from Drinkshop. Almost witbier-like this one. Subtle spicy yeasty character and a softness, one almost would not believe there is no wheat. High carbonation, easy drinking. Refreshing despite not so sessionable ABV. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (747) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2015

Aroma:
Belgian yeast, wheat, banana, slight malt, caramel, fruit.

Appearance:
Golden/amber beer with a slight white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts sweet and refreshing, with malt and fruit; ends slightly spicy.


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