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

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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


paulvanpelt's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
paulvanpelt (337) - Reusel, - JAN 18, 2013
Hazelnootkleurig bier, nauwelijks blijvende schuimkraag. Sterk aroma van appelstroop. Smaak zoet/zuur.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3471) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle Pours clear brown with a red to amber glow . Good white head . Smell is earthy , bit spices, some bitterness. Some malts . Not really sweet, to my surprise . Taste is bitter, earth, some chcoolate tones, spiced, nice and creamy , sweet finish . actually , pretty damn enjoyable . Nice intensity , nice mouthfeel , perfect carbo . Eady drinkable . Some light caramel undertone ( barely there though ) and complex as a whole . I like this !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (871) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml served in a Leffe chalice. A: Pours a clear dark amber color forming a medium thin bubbled beige head. Great retention and lots of soapy and molasses lacings formed and left in the glass S: Sweet and fruity. Strong notes of grapes, raisins, toffee, caramel malts, roasted malts and candy sugar. Light flowery hops. Belgian-style bready and earthy yeasts. A bit boozy and a bit bubblegum in the very end. Strong Belgian character, as expected T: Sweet upfront. Very malty and fruity in the mouth too. Strong notes of grapes, raisins, toffee, caramel malts, roasted malts, candy sugar, oak. Some spices and some notes of bubblegum too. Light bitterness in the end. Hops are a bit citrus. Bready and biscuity yeasts profile. Again, quite Belgian M: Heavy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Warming beer. Candy bittersweet aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Classic Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Recommended [ BA Review @ 12/26/2013 ]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (69) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Aroma of malt, slightly earthy. 33 cl bottle pours with a large head that rapidly disappears. Red brown in colour, clear and attractive. Taste is sweet to start, becoming moderately bitter, with a light sourness. Sweet malt comes to dominate. Good mouthfeel, long moderate bitter finish. Overall a pleasing beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma of cheese, malt, nuts and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, grains and yeast. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3470) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2014
Poured a murky brown with an off white head. Aroma of sweet berries, candy and caramel malt. Light to medium body, flavour much as the aroma, light liquorice. Decent if uninspiring.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3233) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
33 cl. À consommer de préférence avant fin 01/16. Mousse abondante sur robe ambrée. Parfums maltés fruités. Saveurs de fruits confits, de sucre roux cristallisé. Effervescence vive et texture crémeuse. Finale sur un grain sec, grillé/rôti. Facile à boire. Peu impressionnante, trop douce, idéale pour ma femme qui aime la douceur maltée.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2124) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Lighter version of Het Kapittel Dubbel with the same colour, but paler head and more chocolatey malts in the aroma; spicy yeasty notes, candied fruits, dryer palate with hoppier finish than the Dubbel and actually this makes it a bit better, at least to my personal taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Basic Belgium beer. Decent drinkability and mouthfeel. For when you are in the mood for this style. Thanks Phyl.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1246) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Heel lekker donker bier zoals het hoort te zijn met heel veel smaak eraan.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (648) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
33cl botle Appearance: Medium brown mokka head, reddisch brown colour. Aroma: sweet caramel and fruit Taste: Sweet malty, caramel raisins. and a hint of sourness o keep it interresting. SFinish has some spicy bitterness and while a bit stringent is ok. Medium body and texture, average carbonation. Starts a bot too sweet and lacks a bit taste.


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