Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Emelgem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Kasteel Winter is a unique departure from the standard Christmas ales known for their potpourri of cinnamon and clove. In fact, it stands alone as one of the most decadent and elegant Quadruples of Belgium in its own right. This 11% ABV beer pours a Chestnut brown with an off-white head. The nose is rich, with a warming scent of Coffee, Toffee, and Dried Fruits. The mouthfeel is rich and sweet like that of melted candy. The key ingredients to this delicacy is Belgian Chocolate and Coffee...noteworthy phrases in any brewers handbook. All of these elements come together to provide an after taste reminiscent of a tootsie roll.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thompson (644) - - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle @ the guild.. Pours a beige dense white head... Dark brown colour with light brown edges.... Smell chocolate coffee bitter malts salt... Taste chocolate some coffee nice bitterness... Quite milky very very chocolaty..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuanFlk80 (141) - SPAIN - OCT 11, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2016 Botella 33cl (cervezasdiferentes.es) Potente cerveza belga con toque de chocolate, quizas el sabor tan "belga" mata un poco la parte de chocolate pero es una cerveza distinta

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (725) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Pours a dark brown, with a decent tan head. Aroma is sweet with the smell of semi-sweet chocolate. Taste is sweeter, lots of chocolate. Alcohol level is not apparent in the taste. Very smooth and quite drinkable. Thumbs up on this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rod_beer (40) - DF, MEXICO - OCT 1, 2016
Dark brown colour, small beige head. Rich aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee, some hints of malt and bread. Sweet taste, like dark chocolate, malty and bready flavors mixed with nuts and coffee. A bitter note at the end and a strong alcoholic stroke in the mouth. Full body, a little astrigent sensation. This is a must-taste beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stijnemans90 (144) - - SEP 29, 2016
Bijzonder bier. Sterke chocoladesmaak zonder dat er cacao in zit. Heeft wat weg van likeur. Lekker bier al met al, maar je moet er niet te veel van drinken.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mrnoluv (305) - long beach, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
I had the chocolate quad version and was there any question this would be a great beer? Dirty brown color, smell is cocoa, chocolate, malt, Belgian. The taste is sweetness, coffee, chocolate, and to be honest a nicotine kind of flavor that gets you hooked. That burn is more than the 11% ABV, I swear is nicotine. This is a highly rated beer!.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3747) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. grenade bottle poured to small snifters showing a black/brown hue, with a frothy layer of brownish tan foam, and dots & dashes of clingy lacing. The nose was quite roasted, with pronounced espresso notes, with cocoa on the edge. Medium+ bodied, with soft carbonation, and somewhat similar notes as the aroma, the taste added subtle dark fruit that wasn’t readily available in the nose, moderate roasted & earthy bitterness, a touch of toffee sweetness, and a bit of warmth, but mainly hidden alcohol. Very robust & tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gehbe (259) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - SEP 21, 2016
Pours deep chestnut-brown with a medium light tan head, little lacing. Strong aroma of toffee, coffee, unrefined molasses sugar, chocolate, some hints of spice. Tastes sweet, a bit of roasty bitterness and carbonation sourness to back it up. Medium to full body, medium carbonation, sticky finish. It’s very nice, but lacks complexity compared to better quads - coffee/toffee aroma overwhelms all else.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darioklc (715) - Karlovac, CROATIA - SEP 15, 2016
Piva crne boje sa ni malo pjene. Zapjeni se kao Coca Cola i brzo nestane. Mirisom podsjeća na tamnu čokoladu sa primjesom voća. Jako intenzivan miris, malo i alkohol zapeče nos. Okus je isto jak, nešto čokolade, voće i alkohol. Malo vuče na one Griotte. Iako je jako alkoholna, ipak se tako jako ne osjeti alkohol. Piva za lagano pijuckanje u hladnim danima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (356) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 14, 2016
From bottle to tulip. Pour is a dark brown, thin off white head. Nose is coffee, caramel, dried fruits. Taste is medium-heavy bodied, sweet. Finishes super silky with a thick mouthfeel. Great beer

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