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


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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Squat little 2012 vintage 33cl bottle pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a short lived tan head of foam. The aroma offers up plums and brown sugar and dates and molasses and a bit of black pepper booze. The taste is big and just a dash rough around the edges. I get dark brown sugar, molasses, sugar stewed plums and dates. It then picks up a bit of dark cherries and then into black pepper, a sliver of ginger and spicy black strap molasses. This has room to improve with age. I like it now but another couple of years may make this pretty darn tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (318) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 25, 2014
Almost completely dark, minimal head. Fruit and caramel aroma, with some chocolate. Sweet taste, but not too sweet. Medium to full body, flat carbonation. Sweet finish. Alcohol well hidden. Very nice one.
(Svijet piva 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (318) - CROATIA - APR 23, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 Brown color, small tan head. Full body, soft carbonation. Aroma is overripe fruits, raisins, bread, caramel, sugar. Tolerably sweet taste. Alcohol is noticeable, but it?s not overbearing. Good, but I wanted it to be great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdeiro (15) - - APR 19, 2014
Roasty, woody, alcohol, banana. Very good and soft beer. The alcohol makes itself very present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2014
330ml bottle at home, although I probably shouldn’t have. Pours chestnut brown, no head after a wee while. Aromas are banana, clove, chocolate, booze, anise, regret. Taste has more liquorice, and sadness. Sun long sunk behind the larches.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (294) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Notes, dark juice, caramel. Alcohol moderately present, very nice beer. Would drink again. Bottle 2011.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopswagger (196) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2014
P: Pours what looks like a murky mud puddle. Quickly fading airy taupe head that congregates to the sides like air bubbles from an aquatic beast lurking in the dark depths.
S: Aged fruit roll ups, prune juice, banana baby food, clove, cheap leather, spiced rum soaked plums, raw brown sugar, cinnamon, and spice cake.
T/M: Lots of fruit, apples, plums, prunes all coated with near burnt brown sugar drizzle. Warming spiced booze, bready malt, pecan praline and slight bitterness from the spices. Full lush body that is slightly sticky and gentle carbonation that numbs the mouth toward the end.
O: Top notch! Lush and full of aged fruit flavors. Natural essence to balance the sweetness. I want another! Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (564) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2014
Bue en bouteille 33cl année 2012. On sent le sucre et l’alcool et c’est à peu près tout. Un peu décevante à vrai dire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freretoc (563) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 23, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, une couleur brune et une petite mousse, j’ai trouvé cette très décevante, hormis une attaque très sucrée je l’ai pas trouvée sensationnelle, à oublier

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (412) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2014
75cl 2012. Sweet, malty aroma. This beer is thick as syrup, with fine, thin carbonation. Caramel malts, really enjoyable yeast aftertaste. To be hones, I would wait several years more, prior to opening it. At the moment, I would go for Rouge rather than for Cuvée.

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