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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
note666 (1144) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2012
2012 - 11 - 17 330ml bottle. medium brown colour. small, creme head. complex aroma... hints of nuts, chocolate, dark fruits. taste is light bitter, bit sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
psilosophy (512) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - NOV 16, 2012
Bouteille de 33cl. Robe très sombre, mousse moyenne mais elle conserve un col de mousse soyeuse. Elle se rapproche de la Donker classique mais avec un côté plus fruité, un peu moins torrefié, une note de réglisse, un alcool un peu plus présent (quoique) et une texture plus moelleuse. Elle me rappelle d’avantage une val Dieu grand cru. Trouvée à Roby - Menin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3062) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
750ml bottle, dark mahagony-ruby color, with a bubbly beige head, fadind quickly, nice candi sugar, molasses, dark dried fruity nose of raisins, dates, figs, with some fruitcake, caramelized, toasted, biscuity malty accents and with a yeasty, light chocolate, cookie dough note in the aroma with a midium-bodied palate, a warmth nice sweet dark dried fruit, molasses, fruitcake, prune juice, candi sugar character, with some good caramelized, toasted, biscuity, chocolate malty, raisin pie flavours, and with a burnt brown sugar, port-like fruitiness, brown chocolate baking bar undertone, leading towards a warming, maltiness, sweet prune juice, dried raisin, fig, date, port liquorish finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, November 2012. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head. Dark fruit, caramel and mild yeast. Smooth and full bodied with lots of dark malt quality. Some liquorice. Warmth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
Near black with a red hue, and a small off-white head. Malty aroma with toffee and a faint roasted note and some dried fruit. Sweet malty flavour with a fruity touch and notable alcohol

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2333) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2012
33cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a quickly dissapearing beige head. Aroma is srong caramel, light yeasty and sweet. Flavor is caramelish, malty, toasty, with hints of chocolate plumbcake and toffee. The final is slightly sweet with chocolate notes. Carbonation is low to medium. Body is medium to high. Texture is oily.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trix (28) - - NOV 10, 2012
Echt een heel mooi bier! Goed in balans met port toetsen! Het betere bier van kasteel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MOARBEER (93) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a clear dark brown with small tan head. Nice aroma of raisin, dark fruits, spice and a lot of alcohol. Taste is similar and quite sweet plus I get some liquorice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thanatosti (970) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
2012 edition. 33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ traverse, Utrecht. My 400th rating. Pours dark brown with a tin, quickly disappearing beige head. Dark fruits, port and caramel in the aroma. Upon tasting there is also dark roasted malts bordering on coffee and chocolate. Furthermore raisins and more port. Some alcohol warmth but very gentile for a 11% ABV. Long lasting bittersweet aftertaste. A great beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GSAP (525) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2012
Aardbei, rozijnen en ander zoet in het aroma. Smaak is kersenbonbons, wat stroop en licht port. Nasmaak is licht port ook. Kraag is snel weg. Wordt wat beter naarmate temperatuur stijgt. 2012 editie.


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