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

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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Belgian pale ale.
Kasteel Hoppy is a blond ale of high fermentation, with a bitterness of 45 EBU. Strictly selected, Belgian hops are essential for the hoppy, spicy aroma, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fdomig (489) - München, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2015
330ml bottle. Aroma is light hops, light orange. Appearance is light cloudy yellow with a fast decreasing white head. Taste is medium bitter. Astringent bitterness. Light dryness, a bit malty. Well, okay.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sten (694) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
Golden coloured beer with a very small head. Medium sweet and hoppy aroma. Flavour is slightly acidic and hoppy. (Bottle 33cl)

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cmc619 (467) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Pours a clean translucent gold with a bright white head. Aroma is rubber, plastic, and candy - weird. I really don’t like the taste. Granted I’m primed on West Coast IPAs, but there’s not a lot of "hoppy" going on that I taste. Anyway, cool that Belgian brewers are doing more with hops, but this one is not for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lore (1338) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 14, 2015
clear golden colour, medium sized, creamy white head; aroma of floral notes, honey, grass and grainy notes; taste of a typical belgian ale with minimal hop dominance

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11131) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (496) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
Beautiful light orange-brown beer, crystal clear, with nice columns of bubbles and a frothy head. Smell is cereal, bready mixed with subtle rotten sweetness. Touch of coriander. Dried orange peel, but like the stuff you find in Belgian chocolates, not the bitterness in IPA’s. Some honey too, and maybe some flowers. Hint of chocolate. Interesting ensemble, but very Belgian. Taste is surprisingly dry and fresh. The bitterness doesn’t come on straight away, but builds up on a watery honey background. Nicely fizzy. Lightly metallic, reminds me of a proper saison. Interesting smell versus taste contrast. The smell puts you off your guard, and the hoppiness is not the way you expect it these days. Nice!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ZodiacM (202) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Weinig smaakvol "hoppig" bier. Vlak van geur en smaak. Heeft meer weg van een pils met een lichte hopsmaak. Als je een bier "hoppig" noemt, laat het dan ook hoppig smaken en ga geen veilig biertje brouwen die de massa misschien bevalt (wat ik betwijfel). Niet vies, maar het is niet het bier dat de naam belooft heeft.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1339) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 5, 2015
average frothy white head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. clear average-density dark yellow body. aroma: caramel, moderate hoppy, orange, moderate yeasty, metal. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: moderate sweet bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Amargor lupulado com dulçor de laranja. O amargor lembra também a casca daquela fruta. Mantém-se fiel ao estilo apesar da carga de lúpulo. O dulçor traz ainda a presença de caramelo no background. Amargor um pouco acima do desejado para o estilo e para o balanceamento. Ainda assim, cerveja saborosa, de boa drinkability. Leve aquecimento alcoólico. 60 s

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Plaas (92) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
No. This is not Hoppy, dear Kasteel. Yes, it is a beer, yes, it has taste, but not the taste you promised me. I don’t like that. "Hoppy beers are getting more popular, boss, let’s make one". "No need to, we just label another boring beer Kasteel Hoppy and it will sell, at least the first months. Then we will see." I know brewing is partly about money, but this is too blunt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (3330) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium, size white head, stays. Metallic, paraffin, candle wax in aroma. Weak aroma. Malty, white caramel, grainy in taste. Nice bitterness in aftertaste. Feels like lager to me? Yeah it does.


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