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

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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
Bottled. Brown with a rich head. Porter-like aroma dominated by prune with notes of overripe apples. Rich spicy flavor of prune. Dry metallic ending.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2003
Very prominent copper/blood finish. Dracula would like this. Me, I'm not very impressed with this brewery, but apparently Michael Jackson is because he keeps sending it to me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2003
As it sets in my triple glass a transpicuous deep amber to mahogany color, the head skeletal and what was there evaporated quite quickly, color a light tan, the lace is marginal at best. Nose heavy malt sweetness, hints of plums, crisp and clean with the start sweet and loaded with malt, top is middling. Finish has a pleasant acidity, the hops pertinent to the style, dry lingering aftertaste, not sure I care much for this beer, maybe another sample in a couple of weeks might change my mind, average at best.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Big head, nice bronze color. Aroma is malt and alcohol, with some fruity notes. Palate seems thin for 6%! Flavor is malt, alcohol and candy sugar. Nice balance. Alcohol bites a bit in the tail.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
OK, nice looking brown body with a pretty head. Sweet taste right off the bat followed by some citrus. Coppery metallic flavor tends to subtract from the overall experience, thought. Good mouthfeel. My label says 6%, not 6.5....what's up with that?

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2003
Blurry copper body, very big head, citrus fruits and spices in the aroma. Hey, the head got bigger... Quite sweet taste, honeyish, a bit of alcohol, some dark fruits and still the same darn metallic aftertaste I found in the ABT. Grrrrr...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Nice aroma of dark fruit and yeast. Color is a dark hazy brown. Poured from a bottle, lots of sediment. Taste is like a lightly spiced brown ale. Good middle of the road carbonation. Soft on the palate with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4433) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2004 Very strong vanille aroma, sweet, caramel/malty. Cloudy dark brown colour, lasting head. Sweet malty, well balanced caramel malty flavour. Smooth palate. Much like an english ale. Very decent brew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7810) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2003
!My label says 6.0%! Orange-brown, hazy. Abundant, yellow, very irregular head, collapsing. Nose gives caramel-malt, biscuits, sweet, candi-sugar, honey, leather. Hint of bitterness immediately overwhelmed by very sweet taste, acquiring a liquorice-character, not outspoken. Tastes a bit artificially sweet, precarious balance. Carbonation seems to have been knocked out by pouring. Medium-thick mouthfeel. it seems to point at better - to the Prior of the same range, perhaps?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6480) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 16, 2003
I like the flavor of Van Eecke's brew. It has a special flavor, perhaps from the hops? It is not metallic, but something I can't describe, try it. The pater is sweeter than the others.


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