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


on tap

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A good and easy-to-digest blond beer, with low alcohol content. Crystal clear till the last drop. A delicious thirst quencher.

paulvanpelt's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
paulvanpelt (404) - Reusel, - JAN 3, 2013
Fris, typisch blond aroma. Gelige kleur. Fijn palet, beetje citrus-achtige smaak, die snel weer uit de mond verdwijnt. Geen hoogstaand bier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauroruellas (493) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - AUG 22, 2015
Clara dourada,brilhante,espuma com formação e retenção medianas;no aroma malte,caramelo,mel,fermento e um discreto frutado,no sabor o malte se destaca,seguido por notas frutadas e um leve picante finalizando,álcool presente em harmonia,boa carbonatação,corpo baixo/médio,refrescante e com drinkability razoável. Blond regular/boa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (423) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle at home. Mild, malty and sweet. Mild, malty and sweet. Mild, malty and sweet...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3581) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
A better than decent golden ale. Crisp and slightly bitter. Thick head and spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjonesy07 (30) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Pours clear and golden. Not a strong aroma. Taste is slightly sweet with a bitter aftertaste. Nice refreshing beer that isn’t going to knock you out after three or four"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (199) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 31, 2015
Clear, pale color with generous white head. Smell is quite clean for a belgian ale, just a bit of yeast presence. Taste follows the nose with a strong lager feel and a bitter finish. Quite good overall but not an accurate representation of its style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alusdievs (6) - LATVIA - JUL 8, 2015 does not count
Bottle 33cl. Mild aroma - citrus. Taste sweet (medium). Can feel some sort of afetertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drmet (374) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
L: -pours a clear golden with a visible yeast film and a medium,frothy, white head -low-medium carbonation visible S: -banana,white bread,slight citrus,honey,slight spices T: -white bread,spices,coriander,banana F: -light-medium body -slight alcohol warming -awfully thin for a 7%er O: Very average attempt at a Blonde

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brainiac (200) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 28, 2015
0.5l on tap. Very light appearance, alish aroma. Good senses on tongue, ale but good for me, and I dont like ales much. Abrupt aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Magic Beer Room, Zagreb. Pours golden with white head. Sweetish, fruity, yeasty, spicy, light bodied. Bit bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1116) - HONG KONG - MAY 9, 2015

330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Habour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Clear golden pale amber colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Fragrant aroma of malt, with ripe banana, light vanilla, orange, strong caramel, sugar, light floral blossom, spices, Bel yeast, light lemon and fiant grass; Close to medium sweet taste of fairly light malt, with caramel, light banana, faint toffee, molasses, spices, light earth, light Bel yeast, light lemon, very light bitter hops and light grass; Mid to light body. Slick palate; Mouth feel is Pils-based, fairly light maltyness in a thick and rather empty body. No yeast in the bottle means minimal fruitiness, some banana chips and that’s it. Caramel dominates, with notable spices and light earth to compliment the molasses. Easy but boring… Hoppiness is light floral, spices, light lemon and light grass nose and taste. Bitterness is minimal for an abrupt, patchy low-fi bitter finish; Slightly dry after taste. Fairly Malty and light-spicy to mouth.

Comments: I really run out of words to describe how boring this one is. Well after having other intense Kasteel stuff like the Tripel, Cuvee, and Donker, this Belgian Ale-like 7% is an anti-climax - Refreshing aside, it has no yeast, no head, empty maltyness, woefully short of esters tastes and hops. Slightly better than most macro Belgian Ales, but I do expect a lot more from Kasteel so this one’s a bore.

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