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


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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PauloAG (128) - BELGIUM - APR 19, 2015
330cc bottle. Hoppy ale. Starts a bit sweet but finished slightly bitter and dry. Nice hoppiness. Good beer but nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (154) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Blond, pours with no head and very little carbonation. Slight aroma of pine resin hop. Sweet start and a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is rich and sticky, flavours of fruit and wine gums. Dry finish. Overall: not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle at home in London - picked up from Beermerchants. Pours clear gold, lightly effervescent, with a creamy white head. The nose holds doughy malts, cereal, straw, faint yeast and citrus. Light to medium sweet flavor with some grainy pale bread, lemon rind, dirty hay, grass. Medium bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Sweet finish with further grainy bread, hay, rindy lemon, other dried citrus, straw. So so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
luklaer (133) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
02-01-2015 - The first one of many different Kasteel beers. I like the hops a lot.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fdomig (507) - 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.

   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)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cmc619 (489) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lore (1359) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11165) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (509) - 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!

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