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


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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xstream (241) - - MAY 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 Lovely beer. Loses foam quickly, but other then that very tasteful. Molasses base with nuts, raisins, chocolate, toffee, date and a slightly licorice like molasses smooth finish. Has a hint of alcohol, but not overwhelming. Very smooth and sweet beer with great flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (624) - ITALY - AUG 20, 2016
Ottima strong ale, bel colore scuro impenetrabile, schiuma molto sottile. Aroma piacevole di frutta, dark fruits e buona nota etilica. Al palato ottima, rotonda, malto e tostatura lieve. Carbonazione poco invadente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle in London - picked up in Belgium. Vintage 2011. Pours mostly clear brown with a thin, bubbly tan head. The nose has toffee, ripe berries, cherry, figs. Medium to big sweet flavour with tasty berries, brown bread, light yeast, dates, caramel. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly gooey, somewhat warming, with more toffee, ripe fruits, berries especially, more dates and figs. Good stuff. Has aged well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (145) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2016
Ongelofelijk penetreerd aroma wat doet denken aan een goede rode (gersten)wijn. Prachtige romige schuimkraag in een bijna wijnglas geschonken. Enorm krachtig van smaak gerstewijn in al zijn vorm, portig in de afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2447) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
Aggressively poured from 2010 vintage from deanso’s cellar. Sweet caramel malts, dades, toffee, vanilla. Big sweet and light bitter. Full body, soft carbonation, smooth and soft texture, really nice! Fuck me I’m enjoying a Kasteel beer! Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michael27 (695) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (aus holländischer Händlerlieferung). Dunkelstes Rotbraun mit stabiler, massiver weißer Schaumkrone. In der Nase etwas zurückhaltend. Durch die Alterung voller und massiger geworden. Massiver Malzkörper, der mit Fassaromen und Sherry durchsetzt ist. Anspruchsvoll und herausfordernd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (1414) - Mainz, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2016
Aroma: belgian notes, phenols, bandages. Appearance: dark brown color and creamy head. Taste: belgian phenols, peachy, roasted dark malts, zesty, alcohol is well-covered, dried fruits, semi-dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, zesty finish. Overall: Really good belgian ale, aroma is quite strange, but the whole beer is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlueGaljoen (104) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinivini (1219) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4129) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fules (725) - 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.

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