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


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RATINGS: 1164   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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2399) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from friend at work on return from Belgium. Dark brown beer with a head around the rim of the glass that leaves just a oily rim. Aroma is caramel, prunes, dark malts and a little licorice. Taste is treacle, sugar, dark malts, figs, a hint of spice and sweet sticky finish. Full bodied sticky palate. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vedran (10) - CROATIA - SEP 5, 2014
Caramel aroma, exuisit apperance, sweet taste, extra strong pleasent. experiance. Obligatory to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cthomas2390 (224) - Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Very dark, mahogany pour with ruby highlights and good head. Great esters and alcohols with raisins, apples and lots of christmas spice. Warming flavours with more apples and a winey grape note that finishes with some toastiness. Dry and medium on mouthfeel with high carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Dark pitted fruit and hints of perfume fill the nose, while an opaque bark brown pour with a short lived tan head provide minimal lacing. The palate is lushly comprised of dark fruit, candi sugar sweetness, caramel notes, and somewhat vicious. The body is moderately full and the carbocation is soft. Smooth, pleasingly round mouthfeel with a bit of fizziness along the side of the tongue in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (297) - - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy dark liquid. Small tan head. Full body. Light carbonation. Heavy sweetness. Aroma of black sugar. Ok but too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3108) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2014
330ml bottle courtesy of Stuartyboy - clear dark blood red brown, thin tan head, sweet alcohol aroma, viscous, apple, ester flavour, prolonged sweet aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (732) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from Ostend Belgium a Clear Dark reddish brown brown with sweet carmel and alcohol aroma flavour is brown sugar bubblegum and ripe red fruits very sweet with a viscose mouth feel an aquired taste but i like it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Dit was wat een tegenvaller na het blonde bier geprobeerd te hebben. Hier zat niet zoveel smaak aan

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (651) - CROATIA - AUG 7, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Very brown color with reddish hue, thin off white head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of overripe fruits, brown sugar, yeast, malts. Medium to high sweetness, no bitterness. OK for what it is, but definitely not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
HammerTroll (595) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 6, 2014
Almost fully dark bodied, some red hue. Minimal head. Too sugary, and beside that, I could still feel the alcohol. So, must say alcohol is not hidden well. Medium to full body, creamy texture. I had better.
(Beer Club 0,33l bottle)

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