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


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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffLover (111) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Found this beer at the Belgian Beer Festival in Brussels. Pours a rich brown with a thin head. Tastes of caramel, raisins, breadfruit. Delicious - one of my favorite beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eManu (514) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2015
From a 33cl. 2012 bottle, pours a dark brown mahogany, almost black, with a creamy beige head, leaving nice lacing. Aroma of nice dark fruits, roasted malts, ripe banana, hints of coffee, lovely. Flavors are complex and bold, roasted malts, caramelized sugars, wood, coffee, hits of dark chocolates. Ripe bananas towards the finish. Nice rich and full body, wonderful balance of flavors. Medium carbonation, with a light sweetness to sour body. Overall a really tasty ale, creating a real pleasant moment. I could drink a few of these, in a row. Somehow, more balanced than Kasteel Donker. Great ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alteregoo (475) - POLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Ciemno br?zowe, klarowne, z niedu?? pian?. Aromat karmelowo rodzynkowy z nut? likieru. W smaku s?odkawe, karmelowe, daktylowe z wyra?nym alkoholem. Szorstko ?elaziste w odczuciu, mocno nagazowane.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (215) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2015 Bottled 2013-10-03. Almost as good as Donker, I’d passed by this on the shelves too many times. Pours a murky brown-garnet.with minimal brown foam, not the raging froth typical of the style. Aroma is plentiful of cooked sugar, raisin, and a tinge of a vinous note. Flavor is sweet over-ripe fruit - plums and raisins, and some yeasty esters. Finish has a slight lingering pleasant sweetness. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
Aroma is dark fruits, belgian sugar, yeast , and light tart. Taste is a nice rich maltiness with caramel and brown sugar, belgian sugar and yeast. Very rich and nice. Appearance is a dark brown with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (897) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
Dark brown with a big head. Huge warming alcohol. Earthy aroma. Taste is charred caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VamboladeTolly (913) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours deep dark brown with small brownish head. Aroma is sweetish, berries, roasted, cherries and other dark fruits, weak vanilla, resin, raisins, fresh home made dark bread.Taste is sweetish with some bitterness, roasted, caramel, chocolate, slight wine notes,Really well balanced. Medium + body. Well hidden ABV. Smooth milk cofee finish. Thats 1 of the belgians I may drink everyday.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
2010 bottle->tulip. Muddy brown with no head. One ugly beer. A: yeast, coriander, dark fruit, rotten nutella. T: dark fruit, raisins, red wine, caramel malt, toffee, anise, booze. Lots going on here. Slight sourness in the end. Good enough taste, but appearance and aroma leave a lot to be desired.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1075) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle from Meny, Bjerringbro. 33 cl. 2012 cuvee. Pours dark brown with a good tan head. Aroma and taste is malts, caramel, dark dried fruits, chocolate notes, alcohol. Full body. Creamy texture. Nice fruity alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5068) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
750ml caged and corked bottle pours a deep amber almost black color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is raisins with some caramel and hints of chocolate. Taste is a raisin fruitiness and caramel and chocolate malty sweetness with a herbal hop bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a great depth of flavors in this brew which is quite easy to drink despite its 11% ABV. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bawelt (184) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 23, 2015
Bouteille cuvée 2012. Premier nez/première bouche : de l’alcool principalement avec un fond caramelisé... Je laisse reposer. Deuxième nez : un fond fumé apparaît derrière une dominante caramel. Bouche : toujours assez fort, de l’alcool mais rien d’anormal vu le titrage. Très caramelisée avec un fond très plaisant de raisin vieilli genre bordeaux : équilibre très agréable. Après 10-15 min d’aération : caramel toujours, fond légèrement vineux, vieilli, fumé/boisé. L’alcool n’agresse plus, ne fait que réchauffer la gorge. Un nectar ! Superbe.

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