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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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (5175) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Heavy dark brown with a beautiful nose of chocolate biscotti. The flavor was about the same. Dark sweet biscotti tones, almond and sweet coffee nuances. Lovely bit of pecan if I’m not mistaken. Absolutely amazing. Biscotti beer for lack of a better description.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1528) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
33cl Bottle. Jesus Christ man , this has coffee textures . Otherwise u know ,rich malt accents..candy sugary..Raisins . Earthy hop bitterness ..chewy butterscotch ..but that coffee is relentless I’m not sure if that is chill...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freretoc (1053) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 23, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie, couleur brune/noire, mousse blanche, effervescence faible, en bouche grosse attaque café, puis moca et rebouche café moins torréfié, un peu trop café mais pas mal !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seynie (222) - Tienen, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2014
Brown black with a small head. Smells of dark chocolate, praliné, coffee. Taste is mocha, spices, a bit of alcohol. Winter indeed. Medium long finish, a bit more bitter and coffee. Maybe overdoing it a bit on the mocha

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (1433) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a medium tan soapy head. Full body with moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with some bitter tones. Dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, clove, dried fruits, brown sugar, roasted malts and some warming alcohol. Great seasonal!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1113) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 23, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur noir foncé, biere épaisse, au arômes de café bien présents. Plutot bien équilibrée, une bonne surprise de Noël ;)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
veceo (733) - CROATIA - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 Dark brown color, average sized tan head. Aroma .... wow .... like some kind of Christmas cake... nougat, dark chocolate, powdered sugar, marzipan, rum, dough.... If blindfolded, I wouldn’t know the difference from this and Mozartkugeln. Simply awesome. Taste? Even better. Dark chocolate, coffee, powdered sugar, nougat, rum, vanilla... like liquid Tiramisu. Full, thick body, carbonation is lively. This is simply awesome. I’m speechless, I’m without speech...

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivnizub (9163) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2014
; Bouteille:Deep ruby-amber coloured, presumably clear, mid-sized and stable off-white creamy head; freshly ground coffee and cacao in the nose plus the usual fruity-caramelly aromas; pretty sweet flavour, full bodied and sticky; dried fruits, caramel and coffee in the sweet finish. Too sweet, very unbalanced…

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (165) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown nearly black. Beige head. Strong coffee, chocolate and toffee aroma. Flavour of chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Good body. A nice winter beer, it keeps you warm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (704) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2014
Pitch black, small off-white head. Aroma? Wow, dark chocolate, rum, cake, biscuit, caramel, coffee, toffee and so on. Taste is pure goodness as well. Little bit of alcohol, but in a very good way. Reminds me of pralines with liquor. Again, very biscuity, bready, spicy, cocoa, roasted malt, punch, chocolate... Liquid Christmas cake. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Medium sweetness. Spectacular!
(Magic Beer Room / Svijet piva 0,33 bottle)


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