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


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RATINGS: 627   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.

inbirraveritas' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
inbirraveritas (1512) - Budapest, - AUG 3, 2012
33 cl bottle (2012). Unclear deep dark brown with a medium sized beige head, which leaves a thin film behind. Dried fruity aroma ruled by raisin and plum escorted by citrusses, caramel, chocolate and alcohol. Syrupy, slick texture. Long and tart finish with dark chocolate, spices and liqueur. Fine as expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aphasialiu (14) - TAIWAN - OCT 22, 2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2016
330ml 2012 - cellared for 4 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a dark murky brown. Head is small, very lightly tanned and mostly lasting. Aroma is sweet and complex; amontillado sherry, date loaf, muscatels, caramelized banana’s, Belgian candy sugar, juniper berries, cloves, star anise and nutmeg. Flavour sweet and complex with a very light herbaceous hop bitterness; barley bread, spiced fruit mince, brandied pears, cooked brown sugar, juniper berries, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and notes of herbs and oak in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, a thick texture and a very long warming finish. At 4 years old this shows absolutely no signs what-so-ever of deteriorating!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (449) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown, small head. Aroma: caramel, raisins, oak, toffee. Taste: multi-layer, a bit sweet, warming, caramel, soft alcohol in the end. Good balance. Full body. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle 33cl @ Cervezas Diferentes, Coslada, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Roasted malt, chocolate, sweet, dried fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blueshawk (412) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2016
- leicht durchsichtig schwarze Farbe mit geringer Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Pflaume, Banane, Bitterschokolade und einem Hauch von Portwein - der höhere Alkoholgehalt schwingt bereits leicht, aber nicht unangenehm mit - die Carbonisierung ist mir für diesen Biertyp etwas zu hoch, dadurch wirkt es einfach zu spritzig - geschmacklich wird die beschriebene Aromenvielfalt noch durch eine leichte Zimtnote ergänzt - angenehm ist, dass der doch höhere Alkoholgehalt kaum hervorsticht - der Abgang wird dann noch durch eine röstige Süße verschönt Fazit: Interessantes Bier, aber die beschriebenen 10 Jahre Lagerzeit sind Werbe-Unfug

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1426) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Aroma is boozy, caramel, wood, dry, spice, toffee, goodish. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, hazy. Taste is fruity, dark fruit, dry, wood, caramel, butterscotch, spices, nice. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, dry woody caramel aftertaste. Overall, the booze is well-hidden, and while it isn’t as complex as others, still quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (5174) - Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Taps dark chocolate brown with a thick, fine-bubbled and persistent tan head. Aroma grabs the nose with chocolate, roast malt, molasses and coffee tones. Flavor delights with mocha, roast malt, molasses, and subtle woody hop tones. Smooth mouthfeel offers good body and fizz. Worth ordering for the presentation, and a great brew in itself!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (721) - 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 (18745) - 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 (148) - 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.

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