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

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (2099) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
As "Barista Chocolate Quad". Aroma of malt, caramel, mocha, coffee, milk chocolate, hopjesvla, sweet dried fruits, candy, some spices. Flavour is sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Too sweet for my taste, but I enjoyed the aroma. Not bad for a Kasteel beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (2116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2015
Keg at Beergeek. Pours deep Brownish Amber with a cream coloured head. Theres an artificial powdery chocolate vibe which becomes quite a chore. Boozy, toffee and coffee. A bit disorganised.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (1961) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
Rood bruin bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt chemisch chocolade, drop en kruidig. Smaakt ook zo.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hansvf (331) - - JUN 6, 2015
Blind geproefd. Klein flesje.ruikt kruidig, hoestdrank.. Helemaal ernaast dus. Is chocola.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brainiac (200) - Riga, LATVIA - JUN 1, 2015
0.3l glass bottle. Coffee aroma. Very stoing ale for me. Some bitterness on the tongue, little cacao.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1226) - - MAY 28, 2015
Pours a dark brown color. Aroma and taste are espresso, toffee, and some spices.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
graziano85 (370) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2015
[as Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad]. Deep brown color, with beige head. I expected chocolate, instead there was soon an intense coffee smell. Taste too, but not many other notes. Alcohol well balanced, but not my beer, hard to finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (1051) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2015
Brune légèrement rougeâtre foncée, effervescence moyenne-faible, col beige abondant. Principalement maltée, arômes de chocolat et de caramel au beurre (toffee), légèrement torréfiée, chocolat noir, café léger, fruits secs, chaleur d’alcool très présente, un peu aqueuse.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 10, 2015
Tap at the Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly off white head. The aroma is big coffee, sweet fruits, dark chocolate. The flavour is moderate sweet with a smooth, rich sweet malt, dry roast coffee palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Sold as Kasteel Barista and it certainly lived up to its billing!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015

Bottle 750ml. corked @ home.

[ As Kasteel Winter ].
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, chocolate beans. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate beans, coffee, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - fizzy, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20141231]


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