A Note on This Beer
Watou is a small village in West Flanders, Belgium. Just 1,900 people call it home but it is recognized as the luxurious beer utopia.
Their legendary breweries St. Bernardus and Brouwerij Van Eecke sit a stone’s throw away from each other creating some of the greatest beers ever made. But whereas St. Bernardus has ventured across the pond, Brouwerij Van Eecke’s has remained relatively unknown to American palates. Today is an exclusive chance to experience the other half of Watou’s greatness.
Brouwerij Van Eecke’s Kapittel Abt is a full-blooded Belgian Tripel – from its distinct honey apple nose to its authentic malt pedigree – delicately wrapped in a 10% ABV.
Classic top fermentation and bottle conditioning imbue Abt with bright carbonation and full yeast flavors. A round slightly sweet body delivers a waterfall of elegant dark fruit, spiced banana and caramel toasted bread. Rustic pale grains and a nuanced bittering of hops create an exciting finish.
Abt can be aged for up to 20 years and we would be remiss if we didn’t suggest taking advantage of this special opportunity to cellar a few of these bottles away. Traditionally reserved for church royalty, Abt is a decidedly European indulgence rife with abundant flavor whose appearance on the West Coast is simply extraordinary.
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