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


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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosskie (566) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
Very dark ruby black beer, weak head. Smell is sweet caramel toffee with some subtle chocolate and fruit. Touch of leather, salt and alcohol. Taste is overwhelmingly sweet with a touch of alcohol astringency. Like thick syrup, sticky. The sweetness is rather undefined. Wondering if I got a damaged batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (580) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 2, 2015
the aroma is caramel, fruity and creamy with hints of spices and red wine... the taste is caramel with notes of chocolate, dark fruits, sweet wine and spices... sweet and very dry aftertaste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (165) - SPAIN - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle. Small tan head with average retention. Clear dark brown with reddish hues. Aroma is ripe sweet fruits and brown sugar, quite clean. Flavour is mostly sweet, prune, with slight bitterness and some complexity. A very sweet beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Dark brown colour, almost black. Nice tan head. Taste is very complicated: fruits, hops, raisins. There is obviously some sweetness from dark malts and the high ABV, but the aftertaste is dry. Probably enough hops (maybe other herbs too?) to balance the whole thing nicely. I had to admit that I drank it too cold, but it was still impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - APR 27, 2015
Deep brown, rich, pretty delicious. Not sure how these guys can pack so much punch on the ABV without you noticing - really well balanced strong beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KM (391) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
Big bottle. Dark muddy brown body, very little head. Quite heavy sweet aroma, dried fruit, spice. Spicy sweet flavour. (Vidjevegen, 25.04.2015)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambister (313) - FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
33cl bottle from Alko. Pours dark, almost black beer with slowly diminishing white head. Rye, toasted grains and sweet reisin on the nose. Finely balanced carbonation with lengthy tasty finish. Good all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (596) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2015
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip glass Aroma- Big sweet malt aroma Appearance- Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head Taste- Has a great malt flavor with a nice fruit blend Palate- A medium to heavy bodied beer with moderate carbonation Overall- A really good Quad. An excellent beer for those who are not experienced with this style to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mario_giri (162) - SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2015
Riecht sehr angenehm ist aber viel zu süss und der Alkohol sticht extrem hervor. Einmal ist genug. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cervmagpt (391) - PORTUGAL - APR 13, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch KAD01217A. AROMA: perfumy and spicy alcohol aroma with slight notes of raisins. APPEARANCE: dark ambar with some ruby highlights and clear. Average ivory head with medium-low retention. some lacing. TASTE: faint raisins notes with an absurdly high overall sweetness that lasts from the start of the taste to the finish and beyond, masking the more faint malt notes. low bitterness with a very high sweet finish. PALATE: medium-full body with medium carbonation. some alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a belgian beer that resembles a dark syrup.

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