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

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saintjulien (179) - - JAN 3, 2015
chocolate, coffee, roasty, black, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, lively, long finish

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syfher (182) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle of 75cl, in a Kasteel glass; from the fridge. Good aroma and taste of coffee, chocolate and tofee, but itís so fake... You know, like candies... But appart of that, itís a great beer, nice deep brown colour, hot palate. Sheís a good one if you like coffee/candy beer, but too sweet for me... Try it !

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (795) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bomber form Supermarket Liquors. Appearance: finger tan head that does not last, copper to brown color, opaque to lightly cloudy, light lacing. Aroma: raisins, chocolate, caramel, cherry. Palate: medium full body, dry finish, light alcohol, average soft carbonation. Taste: sweet caramel and fruitiness, going into harder molasses sweetness and light roast chocolate, finish is slightly boozy and give the roast chocolate sweetness a light warming sensation. Overall, crazy complex, lovely balance, a new top beer for me. Huge fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottled 330ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Brown coloured with red glare, small beige head that went away fast, coffee (mocha) and spices in the nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, slight alcoholic and spices with notes of chocolate mousse. Really nice and enjoyable, 11% of deadly drinkable brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cenzura (211) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Aroma: coffee beans, dark fruits, chocolate. Taste: cocoa, belgian pralines, belgian yeast, coffee. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 17PLN (0,3) at Kufle i Kapsle multitap

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2265) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle at ít Brugs Beertje, Brugge, Belgium. A black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobEvers (318) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
Fles 75cl. Kleur diepbruin met enorme schuumkraag. Geur koffie en pure chocolade. Smaak idem dito. Alsof je een dubbele espresso met pure choco drinkt. Ontzettend machtig. Zoet en bitter wisselen af. Bijzondere uitgesproken smaak

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFoamhead (158) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Caramel and an intense dark chocolate taste. Veeeery tasty! A dry hop note combines very well with the intense flavor of dark chocolate. This is a superbe dessert beer. Itís a dessert in itself!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (419) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Unclear black beer with a small whitehead, high carbonation. Smells of coffee and caramel. Flavor is also coffee, much toffee, sweet caramel, dried fruits, roasted malts and warming alcohol. Nice different winter beer with lots of toffee flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepeter (322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Black with a small head. Aroma of cola, nuts, coffee, cocoa and dried dark fruit. Taste is similar with lots more coffee and nuts than expected. Nice bit of dark fruit and a dry finish. could have been fuller bodied and found the carbonation a bit high. nice beer though, different than most Xmas Beers


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