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


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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 (91) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, plums, molasses, alcohol warmth, licorice, nice. In mouth, dark fruits, licorice, alcohol warmth, candy sugar , nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (304) - LATVIA - SEP 13, 2014
Sweet aroma with yeasty notes. Almost black with small dark yellow head. Malty taste with strong acidic yeasty notes and remaining bitterness on the tongue root.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1658) - FINLAND - SEP 11, 2014
A dark brown beer with a medium and beige head. The nose has lots of raisins and prunes, some sweetness of dried fruits, hint of warming alcohol. Taste have dried fruits, prune, nice sweetness, some herbs in the end. Medium bodied, strong carbonation. Surprisingly light to drink even the strong alcohol %. Balanced beer with dried dark fruits. Easy but tasteful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hullujussi (12) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014
33cl bottle @ Keller Smell has some wine alcohol notes. Otherwise it’s rich and sweet. Appears coffee-black with almost no foam at all. Palate is quite light in a plesent way a bit coffee like. I would drink it again soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4537) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2014
Bottled. @ home. 33cl sample. The aroma has caramel, vanilla, sambuca/bitterkoekjes. Nice. Dark brown coloured beer with an off-white-beige, thin head.The taste is very sweet, boozy and has caramel, biscuit, raisin, some grape. Very alcoholic afterburn. Seems they really like that at Honsebrouck. Pitty, because the flavours in this beer are interesting and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfuen03 (338) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2014
Tan dark, quicly diminishing head on top of a very dark, slightly hazy, body. Intense aroma of raisins, plums, banana, clove, caramel. Medium to strong body, soft carbonation, alcohol very well masked and only felt in the amazingly warmly sweet, complex, long finish. Taste of licorice, black fruits, caramel, nuts. Very complex and deep.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martinrumsam (524) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a hint of redness. Tan head. Deep aroma of brown sugar., winter fruit , bread , alcohol esters. Rich deep sweet taste like a Christmas cake heavily booze laden. Great example of the style. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (941) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. The pour is dark an murky, like a dirty lake. The aroma is mainly belgium yeast, dark fruit notes. The taste is boozy, a good belgium quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FreBoulez (3) - - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
Kasteel Donker, aged for 10 years : 10/10 Enjoy also the Cuvee du Chateau-(Bourgogne)-glass ! Cheers

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tjiftjof (3) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
Full of flavours. Gold medal! Appearance wwith the Cuvée glass is more than incredible.

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