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


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RATINGS: 1254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2004
bottle. aroma is nutty, malty, along with some caramel. colour is a very dark mahogany with a small-ish off-white head. flavour is almost excessively sweet, notes of dark fruit. alcohol provides a good warming feel for a cool winter’s day like today.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 1, 2004
Very very dark rich beer! Had the draught version, so the bottled version must have even more flavour. Chocolatey undertones and burn grass ( wink wink chokehold) very intense flavour that marks the remarkably high ABV. Great after dinner beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2004
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from the LCBO. Tasted in trappist glass. Pours a deep dark red / almost black colour. Thin white head eventually leaves the glass entirely. Aroma is sweet, toffee, burnt caramel, sugar, plums, bread/yeast and malt. Smells like a rich plum pudding. Flavour is intensely sweet. Deep plum sweet taste with a syrupy mouthfeel and incredibly sweet (almost sickly sweet) aftertaste. Good warmer on a winter day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Pours a delicious mohagany with a pillowy cream head that leaves a thick lacing as it shrinks down to the brew.Nose is that that is so typical of the belgian Strong Ales,shit,heavenly combo of dark exotic fruit and bananas and alcohol.Toffee and a basket of dates ,bananas and raisins.DEEElicious.Thick and lovely on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
Dark with red tinge, not much head. As a pleasant surprise, the alcohol isn’t really noticable in the flavor, although it does pack a kick that is noticed as the glass nears empty. Some notes of caramel, and raisins. Overall, not bad, would go well with Scottish Christmas pudding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2004
Cola Brown / dark red in colour with a huge frothy and tanned head. There is a full aroma of cola, plums, sugar, espresso, fruits... the taste is sickening sweet with a touch of ginger and lots of wine... spices show up with malts, but I think I got a bad batch. The smell was nice but it left a bad taste in my mouth. Not what I’d call a satisfying beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
This is a tasty beer. Sticky sweet flavor, the pour is brown. I found it to be delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2004
pleasantly surprisingly made the LCBO Fall list. Its only drawback is the knockout alcohol punch. Georgeous brown, barleywine and quality yeast aroma. Great taste in my favorite style. Hops, fruit and sugary malt. Good night!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5685) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2004
Bottled. Purchased at Delirium Cafe. Dark rich brown color with a small ring of foam around the edges of the glass. Nose is rich malts, dark fruits, spice and candy sugar. Taste is sweet with brown sugar and candy sugar notes, ripened fruits and alcohol. Exquisite! Body is smooth with light alcohol warming and light carbonation feel. Finishes very well with sweet chocolate notes, alcohol and dark fruits! Awesome beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Thick and rich flavors of raisins, chocolate and dark malts. Some over-ripe fruits as well. Full bodied with a long finish.

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