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

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RATINGS: 1078   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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)


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marcius (142) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Appearance with medium brown color (or black) and medium head. Aroma of red fruit (grapes), plum and aged wood. Sweetness (raisins, prunes, etc.) and alcohol. A good dark!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Liquor Fort Collins. 2011 rotbox offering. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Candy sugar, grape drank, plum, dark fruity, sweet aroma. Medium body. Quite sugary, brown sugar, caramel, plum, Welch’s grape juice flavor. Not all that bad but it is awfully sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (392) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Rich brown, with a thick tan head, sweet smooth winey. Medium bodied molasses vanilla and very sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (380) - CROATIA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml, Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours dark brown, Sweet aroma. Malty and very sweet taste. Too sweet for me.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
EdwinLitzau (237) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
Zeer donkerbruin bier, amper schuim. Ruikt zoetig. Smaakt ook erg zoet, trappistachtig. Net als de tripel lomp en zwaar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3565) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is sweet malt and caramel. The flavour is medium to strong sweet with a rich sugary liqourice alcoholic palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. A real alcoholic sugar bomb if ever there was one. Nice to taste but way too sweet for me.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rikstar (563) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
0,33l fles thuis. Zwart met een snel slinkende witte kraag. geur moutig, geraffineerde suiker en vlak, hop of kruiden zijn er niet in te ontdekken. Smaak is erg zoet met een klein bittertje in de afdronk. Saai bier veel te zoet

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
NicVdE (2) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
Aroma : Heavily sweet aroma of caramel, chocolate, roasted coffee. Some yeast notes of leaves. Nothing about hops. Appearance : Dark brown body, big bubles in the white frothy head.The liquid seems clear (though dark) and not dense at all Taste : (Too) Heavily sweet (for me), lightly sour. Palate : full body, creamy, sticky; probably because of the sweetness. lively carbonatation, until the end, which is nice. Long finish good point also. Overall : I think their beer are a bit too sweet, the sugar takes a lot out of the delicatessen of them. I would prefer those flavors with less coating.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (4868) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark mahogany with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, nuts and sugars.Soft and smooth mouthfeel. Sweet sugary taste, cowberry,light alcohol, complex and very good beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (850) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2014
Klar brun farve. Lukt av malt, karamell og frukt. Smak av malt, karamell og frukt. Cardinal.


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