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


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RATINGS: 191   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.

ansjelaah's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ansjelaah (1505) - Westelbeers, - APR 19, 2013
Gedronken in Oud Brabant, pils kleur en helemaal helder, pluspunten, ik had hem hoppig verwacht maar helaas. Nie vies maar ook nie lekker

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (1221) - ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2014
Clear golden, small off-white head that quickly dissipates. Slightly phenolic nose with herbal hops, some sweetness and alcohol in the background. Flavor is sweet and malty notes, with phenol, grass, corn. Hoppy finish with lingering hop oil and malt. Lively carbonation, watery mouthfeel. Lacks direction.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yy0pp (623) - - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma - Citrus, caramel, flowers. Taste- Hops, malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wekker84 (1510) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and hops flavor malts citrus fruits yeast spicy and some hops

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lbianchi66 (30) - FRANCE - DEC 7, 2014
Robe dorée, limpide. La mousse se forme et tient moyennement. Arômes assez faibles, herbacés, pomme, pêche. Goût assez bien équilibré entre acide et amer. Moyennement longue en bouche. Une assez bonne pale ale, mais rien d’exceptionnel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawanna (2318) - GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
0,33 l bottle from Biervana golden, clear, frothy, white foam, hay, grass, herbs, cereal, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, lively,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjik83 (641) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014
New ’Kasteelbier’ with medium thick, dense, off-white head and orange blonde ’old gold’ colour, clear with very little fizz. Weakish aroma of rather subtle hops, pink grapefruit, grass, pineapple slices in syrup, the sulphuric smell of cooked Brussels sprouts, chicory, green apple, gin and something phenolic not unlike burnt rubber. Taste begins with a restrained, peachy and applish fruitiness, minerally, something sugary as well, soft with low carbonation, pale malt sweetishness, bit thin mouthfeel, straightforwardly leading to a grassy and herbal hop bitterness which lasts medium long. I suspect that after the discontinuation of their Brigand IPA, Van Honsebrouck was still dreaming of getting some benefit out of the new ’hops forward’ movement in Belgium and decided to try it again but under the commercially much more successful Kasteel brand. But like Brigand IPA, a half-hearted attempt at making something IPA-like and at the same time trying not to shock the palate of the average Belgian consumer adds nothing to our beer culture. The hoppiness remains shy, the residual sugariness from its bigger brothers is still there and there is no malt backbone to speak of. Redundant and a waste of time and effort. Just another ordinary Belgian blonde so do not be mislead by the ’Belgian pale ale’ characterization on the label - ’Belgian pale ale’, if anything, refers to something totally different anyway.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Vaiz (3555) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of grainy malts, unfermented sugars and corn juice. Flavor is slightly bitter, sweet cheap malts and a hint of spices. Quite bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (1965) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
33cl bottle bb2016. The stale green bitter hops balance out the massive, lean Kasteel base malt and cane sugars, creating a nunc-stans standoff at a certain ABV high-impact, with little tradeoff: condensed grassiness, some orchard fruit, green vegetable jelly, lean neutral mouthfeel. Somehow pointless in its will to compromise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
florent.janssens (59) - - NOV 15, 2014
Très léger goût de houblon. Pas de palais. Bière non intéressante. Pils relevé au houblon

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