Liefmans Abdis (Capucine) Blond

Formerly brewed at Riva Brouwerij (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Ale
Dentergem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (7713) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle at kulminator . Pours dark and clear blonde , small white head . Smell is dusty , sweet , madeira -maltyness . Taste is sweet , touch metallicness . Nice , sweet , full , grainish malty . nice . Perhaps over the top , but still drinkable and a damn nice aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (5187) - BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 Tasted under both the original name of "Capucine" and the later name of "Abdis" (since 2006), this blonde top-fermented beer was one of the last attempts Riva made to commercially exploit the renowned name of Liefmans, originally an oud bruin brewery. To no avail, as Riva (then already named Liefmans Breweries) went bankrupt in 2007 and the Capucine range was abolished when Moortgat took over their Liefmans production site and redefined it as the worthy, ancient brewery of the local oud bruin it had always been. Loosely structured, off-white head, colour a warm golden blonde; fruity aroma with clear grainy notes (even corn), taste a subdued fruitiness, slightly resinous mouthfeel, slick, malty and corn-like sweetishness, finish only mildly hoppy, not enough to balance the malt sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (7238) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2011
330ml Bottle (Shared by FatPhil) - Golden in colour. Brandy and apple in the aroma. Apple,plum and sponge cake in the taste with a faint hoppy hint. Past its best,but still very drinkable,even if it is a different beast to what it once was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2011
now retired

head: thin
colour: orangy, egg yellow
smell: cider, raisins, grape juice, sweet, malts
taste: start is sweet boozy, irony, raisins, second is peppery and malty, pears, sweet dry end , dusty aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (7012) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
Bottled at Belgobaren October-10 Slightly hazu orange with a small, white head. Sweet and sour; sugar and vinegar. Fruity and slightly yeasty and metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18843) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2010
Draught at Belgobaren, Stockholm. Amber/orange color, small white head. Sweet fruity, yeasty aroma. Notes from pine apples and peach. Malty fruity flavor, apples, grapes, fresh but rather sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
piscator34 (2493) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottled sample via lubiere. Dark gold in colour with medium carbonation and floaties. Aromas are of apricot, spicy yeast, and sweetish pale malts. The malts are a bit sticky-sweet in the mouth, but are somewhat balanced by floral and spice notes. Drying a slightly oxidized on the finish. It reminds me a bit of Leffe Blonde, but might have shown a bit differently if it were fresher. Average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (13693) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2008
A golden ale with a thin creamy white head. A sweet candy malt with light wet dog notes,orange pulp. In mouth, a sweet oxidized malt, with creamy yeasts, light vanilla, coriander, very sustained. Bieropholie imports.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borresteijn (6881) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2008
Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of spices, yeast, fruits. Flavour is orange, fruits, yeast and some spice. Dry finish. Thin and dull blond.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (5553) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle bb Mar 2008, courtesy of and shared with heavy (thanks!)
Orangey golden body, ever so slightly hazy. Thick fluffy white head that slowly went away. Spicy yeasty nose, some dull honey and agrumes Some dust. Light sweet malty taste, remarkably pleasant, notes of candied orange, slightly sourish and yeasty. Extremely weak cardboard is the only indication that this is a bit old. A remarkably drinkable blond and a very pleasant surprise.

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