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


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (1348) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
bottle sample, poured a darker brown colour with a tan head. dark chocolate, belgian chocolates, coffee, mocha, vanilla, some anise?, it’s not tasting like a christmas beer, but a pretty tasty beer for kasteel!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (386) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
Very dark brown colour, beige head. Dark chocolate pralines, coffee, vanilla and roasted malty bitterness which linger long. Medium carbonation, medium body, easily drinkable soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4406) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
Big draft glass @ Gollem. Dark brown, mahogany, light faint red, light tanned head. Nose is grainy & powdery chocolate, mousse, sweet sugar, desert. Taste is cake, desert, powdery sweetish cheap chocolate, sugar, very chocolate desert & powdery forward, lots of cacao. Grainy body. Quite nice chocolate desert beer, surprisingly nice effort from Van Honsebrouck, a bit more and it could almost pass for a Southern Tier beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (2747) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2014
Taste on 12.11.’14 @ home. Bottle 33 cl. Dark brwon almost black color, with a creamy light brown head. Aroma: sweet, coffee, chocolate, coffee beans.Medium to full body. Taste: sweet, chocolate, coffee candy, bitter notes, some spices, chocolate and alcohol. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3899) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2014
750 ml. bottled 2013/07/10. Nearly opaque, deep mahogany color with a lasting centimeter of creamy foam. Aroma is mixed light and dark fruit, brown bread, toffee, cocoa and espresso with cream. Tastes of lightly tart berry, vanilla, dark toasted bread, dark chocolate and toffee. Swirling notes of orange, apple, plum and all kinds of darker fruit throughout. Only minor distraction is the long finish has some scorched sugar and grain that gets a little overbearing at times. Medium-heavy body is lightly tingly with a smooth carbonation. Great balance from all directions and dangerously drinkable for 11%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Aromas of darkly roasted malts, coffee, and suggestions of dark chocolate are pronounced. A cola-brown hue with a lasting, one finger tan head and minor lacing. The taste is robust. Cocoa, chocolate, richly roasted coffee and some malt sweetness. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, not what I think of when I think of a Belgian Strong Ale. And with the name "Winter" I was expecting something more spicy. That being said, this was an excellent tasting beer. More like a Stout than anything. Would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (549) - LATVIA - NOV 10, 2014
Brown with medium yellow head. Coffee with some vanilla taste. Some sourness and remaining sour bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2391) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
Shared with wim at bierfestival merksplas 2014. Brown colored beer. Mucca coffee aroma. Medium sparkling. Finish is mucca coffee ending bit bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lux_edwards (155) - - NOV 8, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is strong coffee and alcohol. Taste is sweet. Palate is full body, thick and creamy with a long finish. Overall a unique winter beer, but a little too coffee for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1862) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2014
schenkt als dropwater met prikkelende bruine kraag
aroma van drop, mocca/koffie en anijs. smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig bitter, sterk, matig fruitig, redelijk moutig, drop, koffie en laurier, zoethout en chocolade. eigenlijk is het zoals @MaartenRF10 ook al aangeeft een Haags Hopjesbier. maar moet er niet aan denken om > 0.33 cl hiervan te drinken

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