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

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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2004
Bottle. Reddish brown colour. Yeasty aroma. Malty, but not sweet, slightly metallic flavour. Seems a little thin.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haf (529) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUN 1, 2004
Buena cerveza ¿negra? belga, de no muy alta graduacion, aunq sabor fuerte. Color marron muy oscuro.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2004
Pours light brown with silky, creamy head. Mild bitterness has nicly offsets sweet malty body. Caramel finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 10, 2004
Sampled @ Helsinki Beer Festival 2004
Dark brown color, thick beige head that lasts. Nose is a bit fruity and sweet but pretty plain. Light to medium body. Flavor is a bit fruity and sweet. Plain beer for belgian overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2004
This brew pours with a reddish-brown body topped by a medium thick head with good lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a slight bitterness and a wierd caramel note, as well as, a very slight spiciness. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter and slightly off tasting with a slight metallic note. Medium to full bodied and slightly dry yet smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Cloudy, murkey amber color with a gigantic head. Light, sweet malty aroma. Spicy with sweet dried fruit tastes. Medium fruitty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Pours a deep copper hue with an enormous, rocky off-white head and thick, fluffy lace with lasts the duration, as does a big head riding atop the brew. Aroma is a bit musty, somewhat floral and spicy. Hints of carob and alcohol hit the nose. Taste is malty and complex, smooth and sweet. Starts with a medium mouthfeel, sweetness hits the tip of the tounge, is balanced out somewhat by a tartness, but the overall impression is sweet caramel, zany cinnamon and coriander spicing, and a long, lingering finish with a carbonation bite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Hazy dark red color and a sparse head, to say the least. Dried fruits in the aroma, plums and cherries? Great taste, very complex. Sweet dried fruits at the beginning, and ending with a hoppy bitter note. Very easy to drink. Thanks Sue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4656) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2004
Bottle - Poured a deep murky amber brew with a nice huge foamy white head that's long lasting. ABV is bit too omnipresent but excellent carbonation. Taste is sweet with some quite complex mix of spice. I notice that some of the other review mentioned a metallic taste, which I have heard of before. If I recall well, the metallic taste is from the hops and usually goes away after the bottle is aged a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2004
Bottled: Amber coloured. Off white head. Medium lasting. Yeast and fruit in the nose. Flavour not very distinct. Notes of malt and fruits and has a light bitterness in the end.


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