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


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RATINGS: 430   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015

Bottle 750ml. corked @ home.

[ As Kasteel Winter ].
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, chocolate beans. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate beans, coffee, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - fizzy, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20141231]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
33 cl bottle as Barista Chocolate Quad. Pours clear and golden amber to brown with a dmall tan head. Aroma is caramelish and toffee. Vanilla, caramelish, toasted and mild citric fruity. Toasted and lingering fruity. Toasted malty and caramelish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2016
Bottled. A brown beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of coffee, chocolate, alcohol, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and prunes, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25450) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled (from Alko Prisma, Vaasa). Very deep coppery colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Not much else. And the same goes for the flavour. A surprisingly big coffee beer for being Belgian, but over this I would take the brune/bruin any day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle as Barista Chocolate Quad. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy coffee chocolate aroma. Slightly roasted malty chocolate coffee and vanilla flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy chocolate and coffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
18th January 2014
Almost opaque dark brown beer, small bubbly tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Sweet malts, light floralness. Toffee streak and something vaguely like cheap chocolate. Little spice. Light semi dry finish brings mild marmite. Lots of flavour here but I could not drink much of this, gets chewy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is mostly coffee, thin body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s; as Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad
Dark brown color; frothy head. Smells like stale bread, after being in a plastic bag for two days. Sweet with no character, the cheapest chocolate flavor with some cheap coffee. Supermarket smell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17797) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 210815

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17337) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais and drunk on a train to Margate. As Barista Chocolate Quad. Dark brown ruby black. Thin collar tan bubbles. Thin chocolate aroma. it’s boozy no doubt. Warming and unsubtle. Dark fruits. Plums prunes. Chocolate is thin and all over the place alcohol burn on finish. Not good. Boozy.

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