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

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A good and easy-to-digest blond beer, with low alcohol content. Crystal clear till the last drop. A delicious thirst quencher.


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2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (4875) - Shropshire, - NOV 17, 2012
33cl Bottle poured into the correct (lovely) glass on a sun terrace of a bar in Valkenburg, Holland, 23 Oct 2012. The bottle had a BBD of Oct 2013. As the name might suggest to you, the beer is golden blonde in colour, on top sat a full white crown of bubbles. Itís glass helps to make it look special in my eyes. The nose is a bit sweeter and grainer than I like: seemed wheaty and sugary even before the first sip and I wasnít looking forward to trying it. Luckily it wasnít as sickly and weak as the aroma first indicated: still had a sweet front, but it calmed down mid-sip and got even a little hop bitter and dry towards the end of each mouth full. Canít say it was great, but it was OK I suppose: not very well balanced, almost dis-jointed in that the flavours didnít blend or mix. Iíll not be having another by choice.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drmet (228) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brainiac (190) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1482) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1036) - 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 thatís it. Caramel dominates, with notable spices and light earth to compliment the molasses. Easy but boringÖ 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 oneís a bore.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (689) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
Helder geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht bitter en fris fruitig met iets van vanille. Geheel is wat waterig, smaak blijft gemiddeld lang hangen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (591) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 29, 2015
the aroma is malty and fruity with hints of yeast and spicy herbs... the taste is more fruity than malty, with notes of banana, citrus peel, spicy grasses and honey... very spicy, sweet and dry aftertaste...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (644) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Clear light golden-yellow with small off-white head. Sweetish flavor, very fruity (banana, apricot), yeasty with notes of honey, somewhat milky. Sweet fruity flavor, notes of herbs and honey, quite boozy, spicy with light bitterness in the finish. Medium carbonation, medium-bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (2041) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2015
bottle sample from a while back, poured a pale colour with a white head, fruity flavours, some banana, hay, malts, lemon peel, orange, spicy yeast finish, medium carbonated. ok beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
yiannnos (1074) - , CYPRUS - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Golden colour. Fruity yeasty aroma. Fruity spicy flavour, light sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (2452) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Trappist glass. Deep, golden colour with a dense, white head. Fruity aroma with yeasts, pale malts, a herbal bitterness, light citrus notes and hay. Taste is light sweet. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes drying and fruity-bitter with herbal hops and pale malts. Faint alcohol notes. A Belgian Blonde with Pilsener accents.


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