Brewed by De Block Brouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Peizegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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"Kastaar is an authentic beer, balancing on a harmony of taste and colour, between pale and dark, between sweet and bitter and spirited, subtile and complex. The ideal refreshment because of his lower alcohol content and his fruity taste and flavour. A real K-Star from our scale, a strong fellow (meaning of Kastaar)full of allurement and very charming, with his specific Kastaarglass it has brought us a lot of pleasure during serveral decennia.
Colour : balancing between dark and pale
Taste Description : fruity-fresh with a trace of young herbs and beeryeast and a touch of coriander.
Technical description : Alcohol : 5,5 vol.%, Degrees Plato : 13 PLį
Serving temperature : between 5į - 8įC
Type : high fermentation brew with refermentation in the bottle"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2006
Bottled. Sparkling, golden beer with an off-white head. Pleasant, sweet, quite weak aroma with cellar-notes. The flavor has some acidity with sweetness and cellar/yeast-notes. Medium body with some fizzyness. (060328)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2006
Clear yellow body, average white head. Fruity aroma with some yeasty hints. Full body, finish is a little bitter-sweet. not bad, but could have done better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6546) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Bottle, Brussels, May 2005. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Weaker version of Dendermonde?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2006
Minor beer. Not a pilsener and not a strong beer. Appearance very foamy head not very tastefull

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Fruity aroma with metallic notes and notes of alcohol. Fruity flavour with notes of yeast and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DuffMan (7577) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
Deep gold, clear, but with a brown residue left in the bottom of the bottle. Yeasty aroma, slightly sweet but overall very subtle. Initial flavour is a little malty with a hint of floral hop character, but on swallowing there was a terrible bleach-ammonia type of spritz up my nose. This just got worse with each sip, and I ended up pouring the last third out. Iíve only drain-poured a very small number of beers, so this tells you how unpleasant the ammonia/catpiss element was.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2005
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Yeasty, fruity aroma and a sweet light spicy, fruity taste. Medium body and a sweet light dry finish. Sparkeling to.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2005
Cloudy golden colour with an off white head. Yeasty aroma with an unbalanced alcohol note. Sweet and yeasty flavor, seems vey unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of spices and yeast. The flavor is sweet malt with primary notes of yeast, leading to a dry end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2005
Clumsy, unintegrated Belgian ale. Poured a rich burnt gold colour with a tall souffle head and some lacing. The ripe fruit in the aroma reached me from a couple of feet away. It showed dried apricot, yeast, grape juice and lemon tart. However, its charms were partially undermined by musty traces of damp attic, which seems to be a problem with some of De Blockís beers by the time they reach Australia. That musty note carried over to the flavour which had an unpleasant stale vegetal quality - turnip perhaps. Didnít take to it at all. The herbal character referred to in the commercial description seems jarring. Itís right there at the front of the mouth from the first sip. For just 6%, this has a surprising alcoholic bite. The body seemed too lean to carry so muscular a flavour. Itís also a little too fizzy in the mouth. On the plus side, it has a lemony fruitfulness, but itís not enough to save this. (33cl bottle, IBS Perth, bb 3/1/07)

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