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

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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (559) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle at Broer & Zus, Beverwijk. Pours dark with almost no head. Aroma of tabacco, chocolate, malts. Taste is sweet, sweet fake chocolate, malts, aftertaste of even more fake chocolate. Not my beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1625) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 23, 2016
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear dark ruby, beige head. Lots of sweet coffee and capucino, some alcohol maybe. Taste: Again, tones of coffee, chocolate liqueur, some alcohol. Big sweetness, a bit of bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjorsvdg (328) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
Dit bier heeft een zeer donkerbruine kleur, het schuimt trekt snel weg. Het mondgevoel is plakkerig en visceus. De smaak is een combinatie van kersen, pruimen, chocolade en koffie (mokka). Een ware beleving.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (643) - ROMANIA - JAN 22, 2016
Pours dark brown with a moderate head. Sweet,candy,plumy aroma, really strong. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with notes of fresh coffee, chocolate, fruits. Fresh coffee aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (530) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2016
On draft at the Earth Eagle. This is a great twist on a "winter warmer" -- a beer that has warming and roasty, but that swaps out all of the usual spices for chocolate and coffee. I’ve never had a beer quite like this -- it tastes like a boozy sweet coffee, and it’s decadent and amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Squat bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy blackish with tan head. Nose is cacao, coffee, fig, yeasty plums. Tastes of heavy dark chocolate, some coffee, plum and fig, and a yeasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7716) - Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2016
12/10/15. On tap at World of Beer. Even a flight size of this was damn expensive. Brown pour with a nice tan head, good lacing. Light Belgian yeast aroma, loads of dark fruits and toffee, subtle but nice chocolate and coffee. Lightly bitter flavor, some sweetness mixed in there, mild chocolate and coffee, candi sugar, toffee, dark fruits. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
artemb (441) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 15, 2016
Aroma,: sweet coffee, dessert chocolate. Taste: sweet with some burned bitterness. Flavour: chocolate, sweet robusta with milk, cocoa powder. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (347) - BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2016
33cl fles etiket: Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad. Donker roodbruin bier. Geur: Verbrande geur, daarna donkere chocolade en café noir koeken! Smaak: zoetig, latte macchiato met siroop van caramel ook vanille. Leuk. Weinig volmondig, redelijke koolzuurprikkel. Weinig afdronk, wat zoetig.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rikstar (1928) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
0,33l fles gedeeld met bryanvdv, diep bruin met een crème kraag. Aroma en smaak iets chemisch, suikersiroop en wat cacao. Alcoholwarmte Is overweldigend. Body medium. Beste biertje van het huis, toch niet echt mijn ding


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