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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


Trix's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trix (28) - - NOV 10, 2012
Echt een heel mooi bier! Goed in balans met port toetsen! Het betere bier van kasteel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlueGaljoen (97) - FRANCE - JUL 25, 2016
Trčs belle bičre sombre, brune, racée. Atypique, du fruit műr, du caramel, et notes carnées. Bičre qui se mérite ŕ déguster en prenant son temps; sur un plat de charcuterie.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinivini (1185) - BELARUS - JUL 21, 2016
Deep brown, moderate off-white head. Average retention. Thick lacing. Sweet nose of candy, prunes, dry fruit, caramel sugar, yeast. Medium to full body. Oily to creamy palate. Complex semisweet taste. Lots of brandy, dark fruit, very vinous, light bitterness combining hops & alcohol. Fruity yeast. Very good.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Another very solid Belgian strong from a fantastic Belgian brewery. Sharp, very spicy that lingers on the palette. Picked up in A’dam in 2016.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fules (664) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 19, 2016
Kis habja gyorsan eltűnik. Színe egészen sötét barna. Illata kifejezetten vörösboros jellegű, de a háttérben ott van a komlós, fűszeres jelleg is. Íze elsőre kesernyés, a komló fűszerességével megspékelve, de rögtön utána előtör egy dohos vörösboros íz. Lecsengéskor némi aszaltgyümölcsös jelleg is feltűnik. Hosszú utóíze a komló keserűjére és a vörösbor tanninosságára épül. Nagyon fincsi bor... izé akarom mondani sör... vagy mi.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DijkBier (34) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle pours very dark ruby-brown with a beige head. No strong aroma for this type of beer; some sweetness and also plums. Taste of roasted malts, some caramel and licorice, dark fruit, plums, with a slight sour element. It’s a nice beer, but maybe expected more richness and character with a beer of this ABV and maturity.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerman33190 (83) - FRANCE - JUL 13, 2016
Pours rich, dark mahogany colour. Aromas of boiled sweets, over-ripe fruit, cloves. Palate is rich, good texture, very smooth. Taste is fruity, bitter-sweet balance. Very much like a Chimay Bleu. Classy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4039) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 10, 2016
Quite good and very strong. Cloudy and spicy like the good BElgian ones. VEry enjoyable with nice food.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Demens (200) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 23, 2016
0,33l bottle. Thich black colour with quickly disappearing off-white head. Aroma: fruity (plum, dark berryes), honey, caramel. Taste: malty start with a pleasent bitter mouthfeel. Very frutiy full of great flavours. Nuts and almond. Full body with medium carbonation. Long fruity sour/sweet/bitter finish. Very good an serious beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (1021) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2016
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark brown with a thin off white head. Taste dark fruit, plums sweet. I thought this was pretty good. I would drink again. My official 1000th beer at Global Brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1369) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2016
Clear deep mahogany, near black in glass, thin foggy off-white head. Sweet and fruity, belgian yeast, over-ripe fruits, banana, apple, also malt, raisins, alcohol mostly hidden. Warming up brings chocolate. Soft but lively carbonation, sweet, dries bit to finish which is long and fruity. Tasty, very long finish.


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