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

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RATINGS: 472   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Dark red-brown with a fast tan head. Nose is fruity and leans toward cherries, with a little booze and alcohol. Flavor is a little less extreme and had the usual belgian strong elements. Finish is long and sweet. Good ale.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoNm (914) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a clear dark brown color, topped with a rather small beige head, and not much carbonation. Malty aroma, some caramel and fruity nose. Taste starts sweet and caramel, noticeable alcohol and some yeasty notes as well. Doesn’t really work for me. Too strong and malty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Aroma: intense caramel, sugars, ripe, dried, dark fruits. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, beige, creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, heavy dried, dark fruits, caramel and toffee malts, long duration, full body, medium carbonation, slightly dry finish. Overall: very nice Belgian Strong Ale, fantastic aroma and palate. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle, vintage 2010. (thanks Eddan) Clear reddish/brown with a small head. Sweet with malt, some light perfume, morello cherries, dried fruit and caramel. Low carbonation and with a medium body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirLimpsalot (2399) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
@ Eddan 15-1-10: en tydlig doft av körsbär eller moreller. Smaken är trevlig med en stor fyllighet, aningen söt men trevlig len bärig smak. Mycket gott. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syfher (128) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle of 33cl, in a Kasteel glass; from the fridge. Well, it’s a good beer, but maybe a little bit too sweet. Great aooearance, with a nice aroma and taste. Full, heavy taste and palate. Go try it !

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Batavi (10) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2015 Kasteel Cuvée du Chateau uitgeschonken in Kasteel Cuvée degusteer bierglas. De kleur is donker roodbruin met beige schuimkraag. De geur is gedroogd fruit, rozijnen en dadels. Wat opvalt is dat de smaak een stuk minder zoet is als de normale Kasteel Donker. De smaak is complex met tonen van gedroogd fruit als rozijnen, vijgen en dadels, verder ook chocolade en eiken houttonen. Het alcoholpercentage van 11% is goed verborgen. De afdronk is droog met lichte houttonen. De Cuvée du Chateau is het top product van brouwerij Van Honsebrouck, ook interessant om dit bier enkele jaren te bewaren.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (4698) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
2010 vintage. Hazy dark brown with a dark malty biscuity nose and dates and Belgian dustiness. Big rich flavor of dates and dark malty nutty malt. A bit dusty and aged, with a smooth undertone. Honestly a little generic.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1476) - Boosting beer @ London, 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..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2261) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABT_S54 (219) - 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.


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