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Kasteelbier Donker

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

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RATINGS: 1152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong Belgian brown ale.
After extensive tasting, trying to fulfil increasingly strict requirements, the brewmaster obtains a creamy, dark Belgian brown ale: Kasteelbier. The quality of the past is still unmatched and the beloved taste is very much of the present. Kasteelbier is a dark, artisanal beer, soft and mild, full and creamy. It can age for many, many years, as indicated on the bottle. 11% abv, serve at 12°C (54°F) (Translation by Martinus)


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valdeir (5) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Cerveja consumida no belgian beer weekend. Primeira cerveja consumida no evento que está de uma maneira geral muito fraco

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjorsvdg (84) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
Een zeer zoet, aromatisch donker bier. Tonen van banaan. Weinig schuim. Alcohol duidelijk aanwezig.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (159) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
330 ml bottle from LCBO. BB Nov 2018. Pour dark brown, reddish in the light. Minimal and short-lived off white head. Smells like deep sweet fruit esters, Plums, cherries, raisins, some brown sugar, some booze. Ditto for the taste. Juicy fruitiness. Allen’s apple juice on steroids. Some port-like qualities. Syrupy mouthfeel. Warming. Dessert in a glass. Very sweet but somehow not too sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
luser2000 (64) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 16, 2014
Ez egy fantasztikusan jó barna belga, ALE. Összeragadt a szám tőle, de felidézte az igazi sörpincék illatát, hangulatát.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hypo_Luxa (58) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from 2011. Very malty! Carmel, syrup, maple, dark fruit. Little sips.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1175) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with reddish highlights and an incredibly high, fine-grained, lacy, tan head. Nose is baking chocolate, smoke, dates, figs, Worcestershire sauce, and a touch of herbs (marjoram?). Sweet up front, with a definite boozy punch and roasty cafe au lait note; chocolate and raisin kicks in after. Reminds me of dark rum over vanilla ice cream or a good fruitcake (and yes, there are good fruitcakes). Confectionery. Finish is long, warm, and has some vanilla extract notes peeking out. Good beer as we slide towards winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
agent_persik (430) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2014
Deep red color, small beige head. Aroma of ripe dark fruits, caramel, spices, banana, yeast. Taste is sweet with lightly bitter and spicy finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Very sweet, but quite enjoyable ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (558) - SERBIA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from Delhaize supermarket Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark brown color with small white head.Taste and aroma of dark fruits, caramel, malty, yeasty.Ok drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
16th October 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry. Light fine carbonation. Very sweet malts, caramel. Candy fruits and sweet bubblegum ester. Little spice. Touch of ripe fruits. Light semi dry finish. Some alcohol heat and spice. Comes together well but it’s a fairly sweet beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3018) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Reddish brown with a small bubbly beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, alcohol, vinous notes, light spiciness and dark fruits/plums. Taste is sweet but it’s mostly the alcohol that is (almost) cloying. There’s also plums, chocolate, light spiciness and raisins. Medium/full body. Moderate carbonation. A tad vinous & syrupy mouthfeel. Warming finish. Not the kind of beer that I like very much, but this isn’t bad. Tasty with a nice vinous aspect.


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