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

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RATINGS: 1122   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)


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (3003) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
Dark brown pour, small beige head. Sweet malty aroma, lots of dark fruit, candi sugar and some light metals. Very active carb, soft, almost creamy mouth feel. Finish is quite sweet, has an almost harsh mineral, metal and sherry kick. It fades quickly and leave a very sweet aftertaste. Meh, i wasnt impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Excalibur123 (117) - Soria, SPAIN - MAY 31, 2014
Color ámbar oscuro con media cabeza de espuma beige que permaneciendo una fina línea; en nariz aroma sutiles a malta tostada, caramelo y frutos negros; entrada suave y maltosa percibiéndose el alcohol pero sin ser excesivo, pos gusto dulce y largo con cuerpo y carbónico medios, una buena cerveza de doble fermentación.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Celest (126) - - MAY 29, 2014
Brown, good foam. Caramel, dark fruits, nuts, cara malts, lotof sugar. Sweet, alchool.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daanminator (73) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Wat een heerlijk donker bier. Het bier is vrij fruitig maar toch zeer subtiel. Met zijn 11% zeer zwaar maar het drinkt niet zwaar weg. Mag met een nipje grenadine gedronken worden voor degene die dit bier toch nog iets te bitter vinden.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (931) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Aroma: caramel malts, grain. Appearance: dark black, small beige head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: grain, caramel, malty, light bitter. Overall: fantastic Belgium String Ale, great aroma. Bottle at the Railway Station Bar, Bruges.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kordestanchi (33) - - MAY 23, 2014
pours reddish dark with thin head, coffeeish aroma, tastes caramel and coffee, a bit sweet for my taste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazy_cat_lady (108) - - MAY 18, 2014
Apr. 29, 2014. Bottle from LCBO. Very dark reddish brown. Off-white head. Toffee and raisins and a very sweet nose. Bit too sweet for my taste, but still quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (274) - - MAY 14, 2014
Drank with Thomas 14/5/2014. Nice beer. Nice and sweet. Salmiac-like but not too strong. Tastes really grabs you. Like this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matt7215 (2161) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
330ml bottle from the lcbo. A sweet dark Belgian ale. Very simple and typical of the style. I used to love beers like this but to be honest I had a tough time finishing this. Too sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaVillum (402) - Valby, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 11,0 % ABV, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse, 10. maj 2014. Mahogni- med brune nuancer-farvet Strong Belgian Ale med minimal offwhite skumtop, ca. 5 mm. Tydelig duft af frugt og hedvin. Figen, sveske, blomme, rosin. Desuden belgisk gær. Nærmest noget engelsk plumcake. Lidt portvin. Meget rig smag, men også meget sød. Bevares, der er også bitterhed, men balancen er skæv. Dog kan øllet udmærket bruges som erstatning for dessertvinen, da vi nærmest er ovre hedvinsgenren, sødmemæssigt. Kulsyreindholdet er fint afstemt med øltypen. Fin øl, men for sød IMO.


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