Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle conditioned.
For this sweet flavoured and dark brown beer,we use aromatic malt (for the dark colour). For abbey beer, Kapittel Pater has rather low abv (6%). The hop we use is Poperingse hop which has only a light bitter taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3659) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown cloudy body with ruby glints and a lasting beige foamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with fruity (plum, grape) notes. Texture is mild. Taste is well-balanced and complex. Carries fruity, flowery and yeasty hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2006
Draught. Dark amber colour, big off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with hoppy hints. Flavour is weirdly mixed sweet- and sourness and some plum. Sticky palate, which becomes drier in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2006
330 ml bottle. Dark bownish color. Medium head that disapeared fast. Belgian abbey’s aroma. The smell of candy sugar. Malty taste, molasses. Great dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Dark brown body with minimal head. Fruity accents in the aroma, somewhat citrus in nature. Nice mollasses body , malts with some hops, very little in the way of fruits here however. Cool ending, no alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2006
Bottle. Slightly hazy, reddish-brown beer with a nice, beige, almost tan, but diminishing head. Aroma has lots of sweetness in it, with raspberry, some citricness, candisugar and a hint of roastiness. Sweet, light hoppy flavor with malt and some roasted notes. Caramel and raisins too. The body is nice and has a soft, lightly sticky mouthfeel. Sweet and hoppy finish that unfortunately has a metallic twist. A really pleasant treat after too many pale lagers. (060313)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours reddish mahogany with decent-sized beige head, which leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is mild flowery hops, some sweet malt, and a touch of tart yeast. The flavor is kind of grassy. Spicy hops are in front, then it fizzes into a sugary sweetness, then back to a very dry finish with a sort of apple taste. There is a general yeastiness all the way through. It gets drier as the glass gets emptier. Nothing special, but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle. Brown body, good sized off white head. (3+) Sweet musty malt aroma smells a bit like a grain bag. Muted fruit wisps. Sweet fruity malty flavour, I can not quite identify specific fruit characteristics, but it is pleasant and lingers on the tongue. Medium palate is on the light side but very smooth. Alcohol is non-existant. A bit different, I expect it would go very well with dinner. A nice stew for instance. Quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Aspidities. Best by 05/05 date. Pours a dark ruby color with a big frothy light tan head that settles into about a finger’s worth of foam. Big yeasty aromas before I even raise the glass to my nose. Aroma is yeasty with some candy notes. It seems sweet and thin at the same time, almost a balance. Sweet raisin like flavor with some roastiness and a slight tobacco note. Bitter, slightly metallic after taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Reddish Brown, thin beige head. Fruity, sweetish aroma, with notes of fig and pepper. Smooth and smokey, with notes of toast and pine an pepper. Perhaps a bit too subtle? Palate is kind of cola-ish, too. There is a subtle but persistant grape flavor to the finish. Bottle, Union Jack’s, Knoxville.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 26, 2006
i liked this beer alot. Dark brown pour with a nice off white head. very fruty and with a good malt character. enough hops for my likeing.

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