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


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RATINGS: 1229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2006
Clear dark brown ale with a thin moka head. Aroma of brown sugar, coriander, orange peels, alcohol, and wood. In mouth, sweet candy sugar, spices like orange peels, cherries, aniseed, and leathery notes in finish. Medium to rich body. Alcohol warmth soothing the palate. Rated at room temperature, in 750 ml.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2006
Very dark brown color, thin foamy head, Very compex aroma, very sweet, to much alcohol, it took more than the whole day to do thise one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2006
this came highly recommended when i was in the store talking to a guy who tours the breweries in belgium every year. sweet aromas of plum and caramel, flavor of spice with some alcohol warming. if you’re a belgium fan, this brown beauty will definitely rate up there with the finest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3950) - - APR 16, 2006
dark brown color and a small creamy off white head that strangely coats the outside of the glass as you drink it. caramel, toffee malt aroma. really sweet. the sweetest belgian i’ve tried. caramel, plum, raisins, other dark fruits, candy. tons of sugar. this stuff must rot your teeth faster than cola. WAY too sweet but the alcohol is completely covered up.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 16, 2006
Bottle. Pours with a look not unlike cola. Aroma is practically non-existent. Taste is of alcohol (pretty well hidden for the 11%, though) and sugar/caramel. Nothing exciting at all about this beer, went in the sink after three sips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2006
11.2oz bottle, dated 03-2010. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a small, beige head. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, candied sugar, alcohol, and raisins. Taste is of lots of raisins, very sweet, alcohol is well hidden, sweet finish. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6572) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2006
Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a spare diminishing off-white head. Sweet aroma of malt, dark fruit, yeast, sugar and alcohol. Flavour’s just as sweet, a touch too much for me. Tastes of caramel malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, spices and yeast with a mildly bitter alcoholic dry finish. Medium bodied. This is pretty decent but it doesn’t knock my socks off, I’m just not into overly sweet Belgians.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Cloudy dark brown with a thin brown head. Slightly funky aroma with plum, pear, alcohol and a hint of cocoa. Thick and sweet with a little alcohol burn. Plummy, spicy flavors. Stronger in alcohol than flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Pours a dark brown with small amount of head. Aroma is light with small scent of yeast and malt. Flavor is real sweet with caramel, sugar cane, cinnamon and some spice. Old beer, but i bet this was a real nice strong ale when it was fresh on the shelf.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
atlasmonster (3) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2006 does not count
one thing you will get from most of the reviews (with this one as no exception) is that this beer is really sweet. there is a lot of character with a variety of dried fruit, chocolate and coffee nuance but way too syrupy for me drink it regularly.

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