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

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RATINGS: 1300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2006
Gentle nose of light sweet malt with some spiced fruit. Pours muddy dark brown with a quickly thinning head and some lace. Flavour is rich toffee malt with a lingering plum pudding finish with brandy notes and figs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2006
2004 Bottle from Big C Liquors in WInter Park, FL. <P> The dark brown body of this beer is murky and holds a thumb thick, creamy tan head that diminishes slowly. <P> Has a brown sugar laden, sweet bread and raisin accented aroma. Very sweet and cake/bread-like aroma. <P> Fore is brown sugar, sweet malt, some mild bitter toastiness, raisin, all spice. Warming alcohol is quite present through the middle and into the finish. A bit dusty in the far finish. Carbonation is soft, but noticeable. Overall a touch too sweet, but not terribly so. The alcohol is a bit hot.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Dark reddish brown colored pour with a sweet fruity, yet spicy aroma. Strong sweet brown sugar like finish. Too sweet for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2006
0.33l bottle at home from original glass. Dark ruby color with ring of foam and some lacing. Spicy and fruity aroma, hint of alcohol. Sweet and spicy taste. Nice Brune.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6673) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2006
Bottle. Beautiful dark chestnut, brown ring of lacing foam. Fairly dusty and wooden nose, roast, nut. Sweet sugary base, caramel, very spicy, minerallic yeast, wooden, nutty notes. Oily thick mouthfeel. Spicy aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2006
Édition 2006 (BBD 2011). Robe brune foncée très claire surmontée d’une mousse beige épaisse qui persiste. Arômes de sucre, de prunes et de caramel. Saveurs de toffee, de prunes, de sucre, d’alcool et de malt caramélisé. Encore jeune.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2006
(08.01.06) One pint 9.4 oz green bottle from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. 11% ABV. Bottle labeled 05-2009. Sweet malt and dried prune aromas. Poured clear reddish brown with small off-white head. Soft carbonation. Full-bodied ale that starts with moderate sweetness and dried fruit (raisin and prunes)/caramel flavors. Finished with light malt fade. Smooth and delicious, this is an excellent Belgium ale.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
This world class...had at H+Ans(bottle) and at the forum in CPT(tap)...tap made this spectacular....real sweet and tasty...smmoth and thick-ish...dark...amazing

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Very Tasty beer. Plum and alcohol aromas. Soft and full palate. Little on the sweet side, but very rich belgian taste. Finishes sweet but clean. Kind of flat also.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7023) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2006
Bouteille verte de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de raisins et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de prunes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #715)


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