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

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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2285) - Madrid, - NOV 14, 2012
33cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a quickly dissapearing beige head. Aroma is srong caramel, light yeasty and sweet. Flavor is caramelish, malty, toasty, with hints of chocolate plumbcake and toffee. The final is slightly sweet with chocolate notes. Carbonation is low to medium. Body is medium to high. Texture is oily.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5041) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2014
750 that was on sale for $3.99 at Randalls. Almost as dark as a stout with a tan head. Aroma is a bit boozy but also very malty. The flavor is big sweet malts with a lot of raisin notes. A little spice pops in from time to time and chocolate does the same.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8082) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen dunklen Beeren, Früchten, röstig, alkoholisch. Geschmack nach sehr reifem Obst, Karamell, leicht röstmalzig, schokoladig, alkoholisch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1822) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle spilt with wife pours dark Amber, cream hued head. Big cherry, some plum, mild caramel. Finish is light banana. Big body, slight booze burn. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2014
33 cl. bottled 2013/05/29. Pours opaque dark brown with a lasting film of foam. Nose is dark cherry, bread dough, metallic prune and a hint of baker’s chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, merlot, dark cherry and plum. Finish is bitter with apple core, light toasted wood and peppery spice. Medium-heavy body has a nice balance and hides the abv well. The slight tingle of CO2 and touch of warming makes this a pretty smooth winter sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (247) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Dark brown beer with a small white head, high carbonation. Smells fruity. Tastes like fruity, roasted malt, chocolate, strong alcohol. Easy to drink despite its strong beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
westler (72) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2014
33 cl Bottle at Billardsaal Stuttgart. Pours dark chestnut brown, large light brown head. Impressive, elegant aroma: dark malt, dried fruit, raisins, liquorice. Full taste, quite complex. Dried fruit again, massive malt base, well hidden alcohol and medium carbonation. Well balanced sweetness and slight sourness, developing a great, long and nicely bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (24) - Livorno, ITALY - OCT 30, 2014
Si presenta di colore scuro e profondo, dai riflessi rubino; la schiuma è fine e color crema, non abbondante, ma con buona persistenza. Al naso, questa birra seduce con il suo caratteristico profumo di malto, ma non è tutto, si può godere di note di caramello, spezie e frutta scura (fichi, prugne). In bocca è meno intensa che al naso, ma non per questo perde le sue caratteristiche; la presenza di caramello e zucchero candito, la rendono dolce e piacevole, poi fanno la loro comparsa sapori di liquirizia, cioccolato e vaniglia; a fine corsa un piacevole amaro dovuto alla presenza di note erbacee, che gli danno un pò di equilibrio. Il corpo è pieno, l’alcool presente (11%) ma ben nascosto, forte la carbonazione.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (121) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
Cuvee 2012. Donkerbruin bier met een cremekleurige schuimkraag. Geuren van mout, pruimen, gedroogd fruit, chocola. Smaken van gebrande mout, pruimen, chocola, gedroogd fruit, stevig van smaak, diep en complex. Heel lekker voor een zwaar bier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3012) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Vintage 2012. Dark reddish brown with a medium beige head and little lacing. Aroma is plums, vinous notes, light liquorice, light spiciness, molasses and not too much alcohol considering the abv (it’s less boozy than the Donker). Taste is slightly sweet with plums, molasses, chocolate notes, light spiciness, hints of liquorice and alcohol. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is a tad vinous and sirupy. Warming finish. Interesting beer. A tad better than the Donker because it’s a little smoother and alcohol is better integrated. Somewhat tasty. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4021) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Rich treacle nose. Brown, thin tan head. Flavor progresses from treacle, to fig, to a nice plum finish. Slightly sweet, but certainly well within the guidelines for the style. Alcohol noticeable, but again sppropriate for the style. Medium body and chewy. Delightful.


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