Het Kapittel Watou Winter

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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (1307) - SPAIN - JAN 15, 2017
Frm elcervecero. In Grimbergen glass. Playing A Golden Wake. Typical Dubbel taste with some spices added. Pleasant and warming. Maybe a bit light bodied. When finished i wanted more

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (13071) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2017
Light brown with a disappearing off-white head. Weak aroma of milk chocolate and licorice. Sweet malty flavour with toffee and licorice, a bit on the sweet and boozy side

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2255) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle 33cl. from a local Deen supermarket, poured into a shaker. Clear deep amber, good two finger frothy off-white head, heavy lacing, receding slowly; aroma roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, spicy notes; taste light heavy sweet and light bitter, roasted malts, burnt caramel, sugary; malty sweetbitter aftertaste, bit earthy, spicy notes; creamy texture, soft carbonation; quite down to earth dubbel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jybi (138) - FRANCE - JAN 12, 2017
Que les moines ont lair heureux avec leurs bonnets de Nol, trinquant avec leur Kapittel Watou Winter, bien au chaud dans leur abbaye alors que la neige et le froid se prsente au dehors! Nos moines sont cependant pas des plus exigeants, car si la Kapittel Watou Winter est globalement agrable tout en respectant minima les codes dune bire de Nol, celle-ci prsente des limites notables, notamment en terme de complexit et de structure (arrire bouche et final). La bire est plutt plaisante en verre, pourvue dune belle robe brune, dune effervescence marque avec une multitude de fines bulles et dune belle mousse beige et crmeuse de 4 centimtres dpaisseur saffaissant progressivement en formant des formes de cratres. Le nez est soyeux mais peu dvelopp avec une belle alliance fruits rouges mrs (dont pruneaux) et pices (coriandre et cannelle). Lamertume se fait prsente ds lattaque, lui confrant ainsi une certaine fracheur sur des armes sous-jacents de cannelle et de pruneaux. La seconde bouche laisse sexprimer plus en avant lamertume, franche et agrable, mais qui, couple avec une arrire bouche trop peu dveloppe et intensit et en complexit (sur des armes de candi et de pruneaux) ne permet pas de confrer une densit suffisante lensemble. Lalcool, tout juste correct pour le style, dun titrage honnte de 7,8 % Abv, ne confre pas suffisamment de puissance la bire qui peine en longueur avec un final sur des notes pices et soyeuses. Lensemble est globalement homogne et plaisant, on sennuie cependant trs vite avec cette Kapittel Watou Winter, il faut donc mieux tre bien accompagn comme nos chers moines sur la bouteille pour passer un vrai bon moment.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rikstar (2407) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2017
0.33l fles van de Deen. Bizar veel druk op de kroonkurk, bruin met veel schuim. Kruidkoek kaneel en alcohol voeren de boventoon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukka19 (885) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle. Amber color, thick white head. Aroma is malty, bready, caramely, honey with cinnamon and licorice, candies, floral notes. Taste is maltu, caramely, with candies and spice, light hoppy, sweet finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strap (824) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Wrttemberg, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2017
dark with a thick beige head. good mix of winter spices, and slightly sweet. a decent winter beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4814) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2016 New Kapittel beer for the winter season, bottle bought at a Deen supermarket in the Netherlands - ironically, since I have not yet seen this beer anywhere in Belgium. Very thick and frothy, egg-white, very moussy and well-retaining, irregularly lacing head, brownish bronze-ish amber, translucent colour with somewhat coppery hue, lightly hazy. Aroma of caramel, damp cloth, soapy coriander, overripe pear and even some medlar, ripe purple gooseberries, butterscotch, cooked salsify, spinach, sweet potato, hay, banana, something sweaty, faint hint of cooked chicken. Spritzy onset, a tad overcarbonated for the style, minerally, overpowering the basic hints of sweet and sour fruitiness, reminiscent of pear, redcurrant, apple peel and vague banana; full and lean mouthfeel, but coarsened by the overcarbonation. Bready and lightly nutty maltiness in the middle, softly bittering toasted edge towards the end, meeting spicy phenols (though not exagerratedly so) and lingering fruit esters as well as a herbal, earthy and leafy hop bitterness, some soapiness probably coming from coriander (yet very subtle for once) and bready yeastiness especially after adding the sediment; warming afterglow of white rum-like alcohol, eventually becoming just a little bit wry and tiring, which should not be the case in a beer below 8% ABV. Protein flavors seem to hang around a bit too. Het Kapittel covers a whole range of loosely abbey ale-style, traditionally Belgian beers and some of them are classics, with sometimes great cellaring potential (I remember a beautiful vintage Prior at Kulminator, recommended - and poured - by Tim Webb himself), but this one does not do the trick for me: it has a cooked vegetable-like effect I can hardly appreciate, is overcarbonated, lacks finesse and has too much alcohol in the finish. More an overly alcoholic, lightly spicy, soapy and coarse Belgian dubbel (or even amber - this clearly paler than average for its designated style), and I have not managed to truly enjoy this one, drinkable and technically decent as it may be. Van Eecke can do a lot better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (1432) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear copper brown, brown rich head. Spicy aroma toffee, caramel, light honey, bittersweet notes, nutty, almonds, dessert wine, carbonated. Fruity with alcohol notes, toffee, ripped peach, raisins and bitter ending.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (443) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2016
Flesje gedeeld met familie. Donkerbruin helder bier met weinig schuim. Weinig aroma, smaak is caramelachtig en ietsje bitter. Nasmaak is iets hoppig.


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