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

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (6341) - 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 (285) - 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 (2387) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle at ’t 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 (336) - 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 (166) - 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. It’s a dessert in itself!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (544) - 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 (325) - 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

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (5413) - 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 (1662) - London, 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 (1129) - 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 !


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