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


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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2855) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2016
Big cocoa, light roast coffee, dark fruit and more chocolate. Fortunately itís a good chocolate, though a touch less sweetness would be fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 10, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Stas. As Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad. Very dark amber-brown. Aroma of coffee beans, caramel, some chocolate. Sweet flavor with caramel, coffee, some alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 9, 2016
iíve had plenty of dog before but this is some grade A pooch .. . cocoa, deep plum purple brown .. solid foam, lacing is fedora level.. . warm and fleshy, long sweetness and winter fruit, straight hand warming to the throat .. great brew! .. . . i want an electric arm

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (335) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2016
Dark brown liquid, small head. Strong aroma of roasted malt en chocolate. Heavy body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet, bitter. Chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9600) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Bottle as Barista Chocolate Quad that I picked up at Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, shared with dad Rawson Green, Kilburn, Derbyshire Friday 8th April 2016 . Pours dark brown with a large beige head. A mostly chocolatey nose with some toasted molasses and a little coffee. Plenty of chocolate in the mouth though almost too chocolatey, coming across as a bit artificial. There is a touch of mocha also, loads of sweet malts and a spiciness at the edges. Ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
On draft at the Craft Ale House in Limerick. This "quad" poured a very dark brown color with a smallish, light tan head. The head decreased over a little bit of time to only a ring around the inside of the glass. The body was extremely full. Please donít take this one lightly. Itís a sipping beer to be enjoyed slowly. I tasted more coffee than chocolate, though both were very prominent. The chocolate aspect was very creamy and light. I also tasted some bready and yeasty flavors with some candi sugar. The alcohol component was very present and supplied a nice warming feeling, especially in the finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (1624) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2016
Poured from a tap. Clear brown color, medium frothy off white head. Roasted coffee and malt aroma. Full body with a sweet clove flavor and a nice chocolate malt finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
peponi (1478) - Hannover, GERMANY - APR 7, 2016
Aroma: belgian pralines, dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Appearance: deep brown color and beige head. Taste: belgian pralines, cacao, coffee, toffee, roasted malts, red fruits, warming alcohol, dry. Palate: full body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Great Quad, really complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stultus (79) - ESTONIA - APR 6, 2016
Pours dark brown with thick head. Sweet alcohol, chocolate and coffee aroma. Taste is heavy sweet, a little bit of chocolate and bitterness. Long chocolate-alcohol finish. Medium-strong body, soft carbonation

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sdaniel90 (916) - Mexico City, MEXICO - APR 3, 2016
Bottle, 33cl. Opaque dark brown. Intense aromas of sweet coffee, alcohol, a bit nauseating to be honest. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Intense sweet and spicy (cinnamon) character with moderate bitterness into a heavy bitter and alcohol finish. Quite nice, but I despised the sweet coffee flavors and find them in very poor taste for this kind of beer.

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