- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (3.3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Kapittel Watou Tripel Abt – Brouwerij Van Eecke, 10% ABV, 75cl., (Poperinge-Watou, Belgium)
- Style: Abbey Tripel
- Taste: Weighty honey-chamomile barley malt astringent nutty date/cocoa
- Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
- How much: $4.70 CAD (after 10% off), December 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah.
Visual: Pours dull copper brown-orange with a small 1cm foamy head, super clusters upon clusters of active streams, suspended sediment – glorious.
Nose: yeasty funked out lagered barley malt, with honey notes (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: crisp-thicker, micro-tingly
Mid-palate: smooth-rounded, alcoholic weighty, almost salty, (lvl-6)-sweetness, honey-chamomile barley malts, off-putting date note,
Finish: clove-banana exhale, nutty cocoa malt, soft bittersweet residual malts
Summary: Visually – great, 10% ABV – wow. The mouthfeel and texture are delightful but I just didn’t appreciate the almost salty note in the mid as well as the dark nutty date flav in the mid to finish; Somehow the honey/floral didn’t match up correctly for my palate.