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


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RATINGS: 1311   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Poured a clear mahogany color with a medium sized beige head. Estery fruity aroma with some alcohol fumes. Some milk chocolate and cherry in the nose as well. Browned fruits and a fair amount of sugary sweetness. Semi-sweet finish with a hint of bitterness and good warmth. medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2008
The head that it produces goes down pretty quick. It has a fruity almost champagne wiff to it at first. All in all a really good beer from Belgium. Goes well with corned beef and cabbage on St. Patty’s Day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
larstangaa (104) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2008
Meget sød sag - for sød? Mørke frugter - sirup, masser af alkohol. Figner, vinøs - klæbrig finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2008
750ml bottle. Small head that goes away fast. Yeasty and kida sour (vinegar). Winy and sugary (caramelish) with some dark fruit. You can really feel the alcohol in that one (the warm felling). A good belgian strong beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
masto (77) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2008
Very sweet, pot wine -like aroma of grapes and spices. Dark brown with very thin head. Taste is unbearably sweet and alcoholic, a combination that I personally detest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Pours a deep, murky brown into the trappist glass with small sediment floating. A very malty, sweet scent with figs, raisins and spices. A syrupy sweet flavor that showed the alcohol as it warmed. Got super sweet, almost cloying in the finish. A decent strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Bottled as Kasteel Bier Bruin, corked 06-2006. Poured brown, with a tan head. Aroma is sour, grape. Flavor is sweet, malty, and alcohol, maple syrup, molasses, toffee, currant preserves, with raisin notes. Mouhtfeel is sticky and thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Pours a dark amber with little head and minimal lacing. Aroma of cherries and plums, with a bit of alcohol. Pleasantly sweet flavor, with lots of caramel and fruit. Thick body and a bit of an alcohol bite. Seriously good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jporter (2) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2008 does not count
Great beer, here in my hometown (Hengelo, Netherlands) we have it on the beer faucet at the moment!:D (Monday half price great stuff or what!)! Me and my friends always drink one every monday because of its wonderful dark taste. The looks are also great and mysterious. Nice scent aswell! But be careful, it gets you hammered pretty quickly with its 11% ! ;) Never drink this stuff when you go out, you have no idea where you’ll end up, probably some gutter;) Recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (998) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 Small 11oz bottle, pours dark amber color and minimal carbonation and beige swirls. Fruity raisin aroma with plum, raspberry and dark Belgian malts, very nice! Flavor that is pleasing and sweet, lots of candy sugar and honey with fruitcake. A bit of a watery body, and the alcohol burn is just a bit too much for my taste. I could probably do with just half of a bottle, definitely enjoyable though.

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