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


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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1508) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
2012 33cl Bottle. High boost time from Kasteel as ever ... sits in a chimay goblet and looks like something they would drank @ The knights of the round table ...God Damn motherfucker a good nose too. Raisins,chocolate,paint,grapes, candy sugar . Good nose . Dranks , well obviously rich and boozy ..sugary,with like stewed toffee apple ,tart plum ,bruised black bananas something like that...a tart roasted and dry hop bitterness. Look, a pretty nice ,complex Belgium..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2365) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2014
From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle marked 2013/05/09. 8 months stored somewhere. I bought it today. Handsome looking brown pour with ruby red hues and a small tan head. Belgian toasted malts, some candied sugar, yeast, and cherry aromas are picked up. Medium to full body. Toasted malts are up front but quickly usurped by the cherry and slightly tart notes that bring this to a dry finish. 11% but no booze of note in the aroma or taste. Smooth drinking overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABT_S54 (221) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
33cl bottle served in Kasteel glass. Pours a thin dark brown colour with very little head or carbonation. Aroma is quite muted and the taste is thinnish with nothing to set it apart from other Belgians of the style. Watery mouthfeel for the style with licorice, malts and a medicinal dryness. Better than a standard Kasteel Donker which is too sweet but nowhere near a vintage aged donker which is truly exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghostbeer (37) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 12, 2014
I loved this beer and the fact that it is vintage dated. Lots of alcohol warmth to it and dried fruits on the tongue. There was a good amount of malt to keep it interesting and it wasn’t too sweet which I was afraid it might be. I want to buy this one every year and get a vertical going.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boxereddy (193) - BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2014
Donkerbruin bier met roodachtige tinten, snelzakkende witte schuimkraag. Aroma is zoet fruitig en alcoholisch. Smaak is rijk zoet moutig met fruitige noten van pruimen en rozijnen. Kelderrijping is een duidelijke plus!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (798) - - DEC 2, 2014
Van de tap bij Falstaff, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van Uitgeschonken in origineel Kasteelbier Cuvée glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met flinke witte kraag Aroma en smaak: donker fruit, anijs, sinaasappel, kruidig, zoetig, alcohol komt goed naar boven Conclusie: geen slecht bier, alleen niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1089) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Dark brown with reddish hues and thin tan head; aroma is sweet fruity and alcoholic; Flava is rich sweet malty with fruity notes of prune and raisin; feels medium fizzy bite; finishes semi dry sweet and slightly tart;

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5331) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2014
750 that was on sale for $3.99 at Randalls. Almost as dark as a stout with a tan head. Aroma is a bit boozy but also very malty. The flavor is big sweet malts with a lot of raisin notes. A little spice pops in from time to time and chocolate does the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9446) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen dunklen Beeren, Früchten, röstig, alkoholisch. Geschmack nach sehr reifem Obst, Karamell, leicht röstmalzig, schokoladig, alkoholisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1982) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle spilt with wife pours dark Amber, cream hued head. Big cherry, some plum, mild caramel. Finish is light banana. Big body, slight booze burn. Decent.

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