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

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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 PL°
Serving temperature : between 5° - 8°C
Type : high fermentation brew with refermentation in the bottle"


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2228) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Surprised by this one. Pours a yellow golden color with a small white bubbly head. Smells very sweet and slightly fruity. Tastes is champagne like and is very refreshing. A very different belgian.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle. Clear yellow orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate yeasty, light suger, light spicy. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is lively to soft. A bit borring ! (051007)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2007
They brought this one back from the dead. Kastaar pours tawny yellow w/ a full, snowcone of a froth that just keeps on giving. This is it’s best trait. Head retention is good and it reduces to a thick clumpy sludge of cream. Nice! The aroma is almost imperceptable but I can smell the spice and fruity malts. Light nectar w/ ample residual effers. This creates an amplified carbonation effect as it hits the palate. Flavors are weak and fruity w/ an acidic component that is not so appealing. Flavors are slightly rustic w/ dried stone fruits at the core and other citrusy implications. The finish is bittered w/ citric acid. Overall: if someone asked me to describe this beer with one word, I’d say "UGLY".

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Pours a hazed straw gold with a white head. Nose is yeasty and citrus-like. Flavor is thick with character. Strong yeast influence. Fairly bold lemon edge. Feel is good. Nice bubble on the tongue and a thicker body feel on the tongue. Highly drinkable. So smooth and even, it could easily be a session brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2367) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Pours with a small head and a very muddled, hazy-of-sun on a cloudy day, yellow. It’s a yellow that does not glow or shine but as if mud became the color yellow, cannot see through the beer. Aroma is present with light burnt malt, light liquor candy, a muddy sweetness, and faint lemon citrus. Some very faint wild/tart aspect. Taste is light fruit and citrus with the aftertaste burnt malt and faint cardboard. I want to talk about the label a bit, first of all what’s up with the bland design, I really thought this was an old bottle, at least 10 years and was surprised to see the freshness date. And what is a "K-Star" and what do they mean by "old style." Then, it says high fermentation, well if they mean temperature, well there are not any characteristics of that. If I were rating the label I would 11.2oz bottle BB 2/18/2008, De Koningshoeven small goblet glass.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Bottle: Poured a golden bubbly color with white creamy foam head. aroma is a fruit almost apples and pineapples hint. Taste is a mild to a bit sour fruit with lots of water and carbonation.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stdavid (6) - ITALY - AUG 28, 2007 does not count
Cloudy golden color, enormous white head whit really big bubbles. Smells of citrus and yeast, not so pleasant. Tastes of citrus and pineapple, a little sour, reminds me a lemon juice, not sweet, not bitter (a little in the aftertaste). Light-medium body and overcarbonated. Fresh is good if you’re thirsty, and is also easy to drink but looks like there are additives. A strange brew, I didn’t like it.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Sweet malty fruity spicy aroma. Sweet malty fruity and yeasty flavor. Sweet malty spicy and slightly yeasty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8398) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2007
Cloudy golden wheat colour body with enormous amount of off-white bubbly foam that remains along he sides of the glass. Musty funky yeast aroma. Musty yeast taste, though refreshing and lagerish. Expirey February 2008. Part of my explorations into off-the-beaten -track Belgians, which encompasses a good number of pales.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 bottle. What a mistake to follow czar peter with this! It wasn’t very exciting - bubblegum, banana and floral notes throughout. Yeasty. Light. Sweet. Bleh. Should make note, however, that it looked bloody fantastic. Nice cloudy yellow with firm rocky head.


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