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

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common

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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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According to the brewer, this is brewed to mimic the flavor of aged Kasteelbier Donker.


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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (239) - CROATIA - APR 23, 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.

4.2
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2208) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (226) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Notes, dark juice, caramel. Alcohol moderately present, very nice beer. Would drink again. Bottle 2011.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopswagger (188) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (453) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freretoc (443) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (349) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (178) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2014
On tap at Après, pours a murky brown with a thin, rapidly dissipating brown head. Aromas of berry and sugar. Taste is rich and fruity. Delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
traak (73) - FRANCE - MAR 11, 2014
J’ai pas particulièrement aimé l’arome fort n’est pas proportionnel au goût avec celle ci je reste sur ma fin


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