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


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RATINGS: 445   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.

Kristall-König's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2226) - Oldenburg, - JAN 25, 2013
Weinartig in der Nase, schokoladig, malz, Toffee, süß. Beginnt süß und schokolaadig. Mittelteil fruchtig, kompakt, Malz, Schokolade. Abgang fruchtig, verdichtet, Toffee, zunächst nur leicht alkoholisch, später wärmend. Schweres Bier, für meinen Geschmack eher einseitig, zu wenig Tiefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (278) - 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 (1642) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hullujussi (9) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
33cl bottle @ Keller Smell has some wine alcohol notes. Otherwise it’s rich and sweet. Appears coffee-black with almost no foam at all. Palate is quite light in a plesent way a bit coffee like. I would drink it again soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2014
Bottled. @ home. 33cl sample. The aroma has caramel, vanilla, sambuca/bitterkoekjes. Nice. Dark brown coloured beer with an off-white-beige, thin head.The taste is very sweet, boozy and has caramel, biscuit, raisin, some grape. Very alcoholic afterburn. Seems they really like that at Honsebrouck. Pitty, because the flavours in this beer are interesting and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfuen03 (332) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2014
Tan dark, quicly diminishing head on top of a very dark, slightly hazy, body. Intense aroma of raisins, plums, banana, clove, caramel. Medium to strong body, soft carbonation, alcohol very well masked and only felt in the amazingly warmly sweet, complex, long finish. Taste of licorice, black fruits, caramel, nuts. Very complex and deep.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martinrumsam (524) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a hint of redness. Tan head. Deep aroma of brown sugar., winter fruit , bread , alcohol esters. Rich deep sweet taste like a Christmas cake heavily booze laden. Great example of the style. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (938) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. The pour is dark an murky, like a dirty lake. The aroma is mainly belgium yeast, dark fruit notes. The taste is boozy, a good belgium quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FreBoulez (3) - - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
Kasteel Donker, aged for 10 years : 10/10 Enjoy also the Cuvee du Chateau-(Bourgogne)-glass ! Cheers

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tjiftjof (3) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
Full of flavours. Gold medal! Appearance wwith the Cuvée glass is more than incredible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moebbels (316) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
A clear very dark red body with a quickly dissipating tan-coloured head. Nose has sweet aromas of citrus peels, coriander, raisins, caramel and sherry. Taste is sweet and fruity with a dry and bitter finish. Carbonation is on the high side and the mouthfeel is rich, heavy and filling. The alcohol is readily detectable as a nice warm feeling, but is not harsh on the palate. This is a nice, well-made beer for slow enjoyment.

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