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

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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   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.


MustangMarkF's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MustangMarkF (237) - Coventry, West Midlands, - APR 22, 2014
330ml Bottle. This pours a light golden body topped with a medium last head. Its aroma is floral and mildly sweet with hints of spices and hops. Its yasye is surprisingly malty with a citrus smoky finish with the slightest dry smoky linger. A very nice blonde this one.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1514) - 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 (21) - 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 (4074) - 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 (453) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (13039) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours slightly hazy deep golden colour with a huge good lasting off-white head. Aroma of grain, cereals, light sweet malt, some yeast. Taste of pale malt and fruits, honey, spices, dry hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
From tap at De Paas. Before I got addicted to sampling new beer this was my go to lager at the this bar. Sweet, fruity, bit yeasty and full. Backlog from 2015/02/11.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tometclo (163) - FRANCE - DEC 6, 2015
Belle mousse blanche, couleur jaune dorée, belle carbonisation, goût céréales et levures,Belle blonde belge. 33 Cl Vanuxem

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hednom (122) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle 33 cl, pours a Slightly unclear golden colour, white head, fruity aroma, decent blond beer with Slight bitter taste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2462) - NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
Backlog. Bottle shared with JMD with HNB 31.03.13. Slightly unclear golden. White head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, koriander and white pepper. Taste of white pepper and Belgian blond. A little sharp bitterness and some spice in aftertaste. Prickly mouthfeel. Decent drinkability


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