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

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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hydra85 (9) - - JUN 8, 2013
Donkerbruin kasteelbier. Prima te drinken, niet echt mijn smaak, maar voor ieder wat wils


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (6108) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2016
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 11%. Colour mid between mahogany and ebony, moderate to low beige head. Lovely aroma, malty with strong notes of brown kandij sugar and caramel, also notes of dark dried fruits, hints of mild spices, leather and oak. Malty and medium sweet flavour, notes of dark dried fruits, brown sugar and caramel again, also hints of mild spices, chocolate and oak, moderate hops in the finish. Moderately warming mouthfeel. Excellent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schlumpfhunter (75) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2016
Farbe schwarz Schaum: sämig fein. Optisch ein Guiness. Nase: säuerlich, Alkohol, Röstaromen, süßer Malz. Geschmack: erst feinsprudlig frisch, dann kommt aber sofort der Alkoholhammer: die 11% hauen rein! Das kommt auch mit einem vollen süßlichen Malzhammer, der auch das Röstaroma ziemlich übertüncht. Der Nachgeschmack ist dann auch Alkoholmalz. Ziemlich coole Kombination, wobei für mich persönlich der Alkohol-Malzgeschmack normalerweise zu heftig ist. Heute mit kaputtem Zahn ist das reine Medizin!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xfire73 (61) - - JAN 25, 2016
dark brown color aroma of red berry and chocolate, caramel flavor of fig, raisin and sweetness ends with light alcohol feeling

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruuurd (185) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
Strong, spices, warmth; this beer has it all! After two of these delicious beers your evening is a success!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1513) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 23, 2016
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear dark ruby, beige head. Vinous aroma with notes of oak or green fruit stone and alcohol. Taste: big dark caramel sweetness, balanced by warming alcohol. Alcohol makes it feel dryer and more spicy. Good, but no better than Donker.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton_w (76) - - JAN 23, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2016 Almost no head. Caramel and syrup aroma. Obvious sweetness at the first touch, then some herb spicy. Full body and long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artemb (345) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 15, 2016
Aroma: dried sour cherries, portwein, alcohol. Taste: moderate sweetness, fruity sourness. Flavour: dried cherries, macerated prunes, desert alcohol. Some almond bitterness. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (192) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
Donker bruin bier met een rijkelijke schuimkraag. Geur: meer smaak dan geur, wal wat zoetige mout en kandij. Smaak: complex, zoet, boterig, donker fruit, alcoholisch, Madeira. Volmondig en sprankelend koolzuur. Afdronk: zoetig, kandij en lang uitvloeiend.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Pours brown with a light tan head. Aroma of toffee, dried fruit and yeast. Taste is yeast, fruit and some roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (858) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 28, 2015
Dark brown colored, medium- beige head, good lasting, clear. Aroma is of brewing sugar, some caramel and toffee, bit toasty, spicy, bit alcoholic. Taste is medium to strong sweet malt, ripe fruits and brown sugar, bit of toast, spices, notes of alcohol, low+ spicy bitterness. Full- bodied, average carbonation.


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