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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An unequalled beer, at the top of the Kasteel spectrum.The aroma and flavour of Cuvée are those of a Kasteel Donker, that aged 10 years in the cellars of the castle, noble and strong.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (521) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
Botella, de @Benzai. Thanks. BBD: 06/2019 Color caoba oscuro, aroma pasas, sabor dulce, cuerpo alto.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2015
Dark brown and hazy color beer with a light brown very small head. Aroma is roasted malt and alcohol with caramel and some chocolate notes. Flavor is strangely acid and sweet, unbalanced. End is sour and short. Carbonation is very low.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (900) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Sample @ En Öl & Whiskymässa, Gothenburg 25/4-15. Fruity with cherries, also sweet with marzipan.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (4066) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2015
The Sampler, Brooklyn bottle: pours murky dark brown with a light beige head. Aroma is fruitiness and maltiness. Taste is a bit sweet. Plenty of maltiness. Loads of fruit. Boozeis plentiful. Banana and dark fruit make a presence. Not bad. But this is a lot of beer in a beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Icedwarf (689) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
Zwart bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zoet en krachtig, chokolade, caramel, vanille en iets van anijs. Erg goed bier, smaak blijft lang hangen.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
DavisEdwards (2) - - MAY 17, 2015 does not count
Much too sweet. One of the worst beers I have ever drunk in my entire life. Beer is not Coca Cola.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zenkis (660) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 14, 2015
2012 bottle
Pours dark brown/coppery with almost no foam. Aroma and flavor- sharp, phenolic, yeasty, raisins, sweet caramel. Overall taste was sweet, dubbel alike, not too complex, medium bodied, even a bit watery texture. Pleasant but lucks complexity as belgdarkale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
On tap @ En Öl & Whisky Mässa -15. Reddish brown with a small off white head. Fruity and malty tones. Malt, fruit, hops and sweetness. Full body with a long warming finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma of dark fruits, molasses, yeast, and some spices; taste is sweet with dark fruits, molasses, caramel, and yeast; finish is sweet with a hint of spice; delicious beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (2397) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
75cl 2012 bottle @ 12th Shrewsbury Bottle Share, April 15, courtesy of blackhaddock. Pours a murky dark brown with minimal tan head. Oak-aged Old Ale in aroma and taste, smooth dark flavours on the mellow side of rich with caramelised brown sugar and a restrained sweetness. Not sure I could have too much of this.


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