RateBeer
overall
96
93
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ingelmunster, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Share this beer with friends!
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)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Pours a delicious mohagany with a pillowy cream head that leaves a thick lacing as it shrinks down to the brew.Nose is that that is so typical of the belgian Strong Ales,shit,heavenly combo of dark exotic fruit and bananas and alcohol.Toffee and a basket of dates ,bananas and raisins.DEEElicious.Thick and lovely on the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
Dark with red tinge, not much head. As a pleasant surprise, the alcohol isn’t really noticable in the flavor, although it does pack a kick that is noticed as the glass nears empty. Some notes of caramel, and raisins. Overall, not bad, would go well with Scottish Christmas pudding.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2004
Cola Brown / dark red in colour with a huge frothy and tanned head. There is a full aroma of cola, plums, sugar, espresso, fruits... the taste is sickening sweet with a touch of ginger and lots of wine... spices show up with malts, but I think I got a bad batch. The smell was nice but it left a bad taste in my mouth. Not what I’d call a satisfying beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
This is a tasty beer. Sticky sweet flavor, the pour is brown. I found it to be delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (8406) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2004
pleasantly surprisingly made the LCBO Fall list. Its only drawback is the knockout alcohol punch. Georgeous brown, barleywine and quality yeast aroma. Great taste in my favorite style. Hops, fruit and sugary malt. Good night!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2004
Bottled. Purchased at Delirium Cafe. Dark rich brown color with a small ring of foam around the edges of the glass. Nose is rich malts, dark fruits, spice and candy sugar. Taste is sweet with brown sugar and candy sugar notes, ripened fruits and alcohol. Exquisite! Body is smooth with light alcohol warming and light carbonation feel. Finishes very well with sweet chocolate notes, alcohol and dark fruits! Awesome beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Thick and rich flavors of raisins, chocolate and dark malts. Some over-ripe fruits as well. Full bodied with a long finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2004 From bottle at room temperature. A brown long head that stays a good minute in the glass. Dark brown reddish colour, aroma like ripe red fruits, tones of citrus at the beginning. Carbonation is limited and dissappears fast. The taste gets sweeter with time, and aftertaste is sweet. quite filling, this brew would be an first-class dessert beer, or a disgestive to enjoy for a long Winter evening. The alcohol (11%) isn’t obvious when you drink it, but beware when you rise from the table <grin>. First-class all around !

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 24, 2004
An excellent beer that remains unavailable in the Seattle area, unfortunately. Terrific chocolate cake flavor (seriously), very thick and filling, not suitable when the weather is nice...definitely a winter brew. The year makes all the difference with this beer: Age your bottle for at least two or three years before you drink it. Trust me, it makes a huge difference!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
750 pours a dark amber brown with a fake tan color head and some lace. The aroma is of dark fruits and some yeast notes. The flavor is dark, sweet, and a touch of yeast with a super rich pallet. Overall, this is a big beer that is also very drinkable.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 95 96 97  98  99 100 101 » 113


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50