Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ingelmunster, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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A strong Belgian brown ale.
After extensive tasting, trying to fulfil increasingly strict requirements, the brewmaster obtains a creamy, dark Belgian brown ale: Kasteelbier. The quality of the past is still unmatched and the beloved taste is very much of the present. Kasteelbier is a dark, artisanal beer, soft and mild, full and creamy. It can age for many, many years, as indicated on the bottle. 11% abv, serve at 12°C (54°F) (Translation by Martinus)

mikkellund42's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikkellund42 (587) - - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Broekencafe, Eindhoven. Pours dark reddish brown with small off White head. Aroma is sweet caramel, honey, candyfloss, strawberries, plum, hints of soap and roses. Faint hints of metal. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, light bitter and light sour. Body is creamy with lively carbonation. Finish is long and oily with notes of anise, fennel, caramel, plum, champagne - almost like thin port wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (361) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Clear dark brownish-amber with small beige head. Sweetish aroma of cherry, prune, raisin, a bit alcoholic. Very sweet flavor, cherry liqueur, prune, carob, date honey, quite alcoholic, sweet sticky finish. Flat, oily texture, medium to full-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (640) - Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark ruby brown with very little head. Nose and taste is dark fruit raisins plums brown sugar. Lots of alcohol in the backend. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (302) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
Pours a short beige head. Candy and distinct chocolate flavors, light malt and coffee. Dark brown body. Very sweet in mouth, probably too sweet. Low carbonation. Alcohol and chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kapiteinkoek (1) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
Good, strong taste, but too sweet for me. Try combining with cheesefondue or meatballs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
LaViolette (52) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Nice colour and nice nose. But a very flat beer, the taste is very disappointing. Waaaay too sweet for me and the two other people who tried it with me...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredthecat (305) - CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
opaque, very dark brown with a tannish head that disappears quickly. smell is leathery, dark, raisins, alcohol. taste is very pruney, a little bit chocolatey, some brightness in it. distractingly sweet by the end of it. palate seems strangely thin but overall comes across well. this is a pretty nice, though largely straightforward beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
abcfan (748) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2014
This is good stuff. Pours deep brown with little off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits. Very smooth, creamy. Taste is mostly cola with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours a deep silky dark colour. Aroma is chocolate and dark toffee. Taste is rich & boozy, possibly too much so. A touch sweet with chocolate and fruitcake but ultimately rather syrupy. Not diggin this too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuszek (88) - Gdynia, POLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Too much alcohol in aroma covering fruity, chocolate and caramel notes. Taste is sweet with alcohol bitterness, quite sticky mouthfeel, drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (37) - Livorno, ITALY - DEC 13, 2014
Marrone scuro dai riflessi rosso rubino; poca schiuma che svanisce rapidamente. Aroma di ciliegie, liquore sherry, frutta scura (prugna, datteri, fichi), caramello, spezie e note vinose. Al palato è dolce, prosperano sapori derivanti da frutta scura (prugna, datteri), uva passa, mirtilli, zucchero di canna, ciliegie, caramello, spezie e un qualcosa di liquoroso. Birra sbilanciata sulla dolcezza, con l’alcool sempre in primo piano, corpo pieno, carbonazione leggera.

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