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

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RATINGS: 1134   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)


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2005
(bottle, brewed anno 2004) Dark reddish brown colour with a small creamy off-white layer. Aroma of dried fruits (raisins and prunes) and molasses. Very sweet flavour, also sweet malty and sugary taste with hints of fruitiness and caramel. Although the alcohol is perfectly hidden by its immense sweetness, this one is way too sweet for my kind of taste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2005
Black, creamy head. Aroma from red wine, nutty and from licorice. Sweet flavor, cinnamon and sweet fruits. Too much alcohol and too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
Brown colour with a baige head. Sweet raisin fruity aroma and a sweet berry taste. Medium to full body and a sweet light alcoholic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
Draught at Ølbaren. Redbrown colour with a lacing beige head. Sweet aroma of dried fruit. Sweet flaovur of dried fruit, dark bread and chocolate. Reminds me a bit of dansih low alcohol’s (mørk hvidtøl). But this one is, of course, more powerfull.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2005
Vintage 1998.
Pours cloudy dark brown with a disappearing tan head. Very full and rather vinous aroma dominated by raisin and prunes. Sweet, fruity and sugary with some fusty wood tones from the age. Extremely sweet and sticky flavor of malt, fruit and raisin and a bit of sourness in the end. Sticky mouthfeel. No sign of the alcohol. All right but gets cloying in the long run. Thanks a lot Michael (Dalle) for the bottle!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Thanks pintbypint. This pours a very dark brown a ruby color. The aroma is maple with brown sugar and dark bread. Also some Golden Delicious apples. The taste is sickly sweet at first. There is also light chicolate with peaches and brandy. pintby pint suggested I shoudl try this one again to appreciate it. I will when I get the chance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Very dark and extremely full-bodied. A pruny sweetness with loads of malt. A bit flat actually. A very complex strong ale. Try it from the beautiful Kasteel-glass at the castle grounds in Ingelmunster. 100993

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Bottle: Dark copper, nearly brown, beige head, mediocre frothiness, attractive lacing.   Hot aroma, noticable alcohol, grape juice on the nose.   Sweet earthiness, some dark pitted fruit, slightly vinous on the tongue.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Slight heat on the exit, grape juice is still present.   Good, but definitely different.   Thanks Jeff!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2005
Brune très foncé comportant certains reflets rouges et parsemés d’une mousse brune passablement diminuante. Arômes de malt caramel, de cassonade, de sucre brun et de fruits brun foncé (raisins et prunes noirs) rappelant pratiquement certains portos. Corpulence bien dense, niveau de carbonatation actif sans n’occuper trop d’espace. En bouche, cette bière est à mon goût trop dominé par le sucre. Lorsque l’on parvient à faire abstraction du sucre, on y trouve un certain aspect acide lactique rappelant étrangement le yogourt nature noyé de cassonade. L’alcool y est d’une discrétion assez étonnante considérant le pourcentage. Pas tout à fait mon genre.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2005
Vintage 11/2003, according to the cork: The commercial description, "A strong Belgian brown ale," seems to say it all. It pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a tall, bubbly tan head. The aroma is MALT, sweet, caramel, and strong. Add some dried dark fruits, some molassess, and some spices. The flavor is robust with sweet malt, fruits, and alcohol. The finish is a long, alcoholic sweetness. Very nice.


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