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


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RATINGS: 463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
westler (74) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2014
33 cl Bottle at Billardsaal Stuttgart. Pours dark chestnut brown, large light brown head. Impressive, elegant aroma: dark malt, dried fruit, raisins, liquorice. Full taste, quite complex. Dried fruit again, massive malt base, well hidden alcohol and medium carbonation. Well balanced sweetness and slight sourness, developing a great, long and nicely bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (32) - Livorno, ITALY - OCT 30, 2014
Si presenta di colore scuro e profondo, dai riflessi rubino; la schiuma è fine e color crema, non abbondante, ma con buona persistenza. Al naso, questa birra seduce con il suo caratteristico profumo di malto, ma non è tutto, si può godere di note di caramello, spezie e frutta scura (fichi, prugne). In bocca è meno intensa che al naso, ma non per questo perde le sue caratteristiche; la presenza di caramello e zucchero candito, la rendono dolce e piacevole, poi fanno la loro comparsa sapori di liquirizia, cioccolato e vaniglia; a fine corsa un piacevole amaro dovuto alla presenza di note erbacee, che gli danno un pò di equilibrio. Il corpo è pieno, l’alcool presente (11%) ma ben nascosto, forte la carbonazione.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (140) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
Cuvee 2012. Donkerbruin bier met een cremekleurige schuimkraag. Geuren van mout, pruimen, gedroogd fruit, chocola. Smaken van gebrande mout, pruimen, chocola, gedroogd fruit, stevig van smaak, diep en complex. Heel lekker voor een zwaar bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3063) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Vintage 2012. Dark reddish brown with a medium beige head and little lacing. Aroma is plums, vinous notes, light liquorice, light spiciness, molasses and not too much alcohol considering the abv (it’s less boozy than the Donker). Taste is slightly sweet with plums, molasses, chocolate notes, light spiciness, hints of liquorice and alcohol. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is a tad vinous and sirupy. Warming finish. Interesting beer. A tad better than the Donker because it’s a little smoother and alcohol is better integrated. Somewhat tasty. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4070) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Rich treacle nose. Brown, thin tan head. Flavor progresses from treacle, to fig, to a nice plum finish. Slightly sweet, but certainly well within the guidelines for the style. Alcohol noticeable, but again sppropriate for the style. Medium body and chewy. Delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (199) - GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
Rötlich, dunkel. In der Nase dunkle Früchte, Rotwein, Alkohol, Süße, brauner Zucker. Am Gaumen Rotwein, dunkle Früchte, Alkohol, Säure. MIttlerer Körper. Etwas overpowered, aber interessant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10439) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, plums, molasses, alcohol warmth, licorice, nice. In mouth, dark fruits, licorice, alcohol warmth, candy sugar , nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (493) - LATVIA - SEP 13, 2014
Sweet aroma with yeasty notes. Almost black with small dark yellow head. Malty taste with strong acidic yeasty notes and remaining bitterness on the tongue root.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1751) - FINLAND - SEP 11, 2014
A dark brown beer with a medium and beige head. The nose has lots of raisins and prunes, some sweetness of dried fruits, hint of warming alcohol. Taste have dried fruits, prune, nice sweetness, some herbs in the end. Medium bodied, strong carbonation. Surprisingly light to drink even the strong alcohol %. Balanced beer with dried dark fruits. Easy but tasteful.

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