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


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RATINGS: 1198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2005
12z bottle. Murky brown hue. Lemons in the nose along with a subtle malt note. Smooth and sweet flavor with raisins and lightly roasted, caramel malts. Good example but I think a lil young.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a murky brown body with a moderate creamy beige head. Aroma of raisins, toffee, plums, and malt. Rich flavor of molasses, raisins, dates, brown sugar, and malt. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel with a sweet finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2005
A Mes rate: Head was poor and over all to quickly. Bubblegum hit to the aroma with some iron and seaweed and to the flavour too and slighty herbish. To me its just all sugar and alcohol. Sickly sweet. Personally I don’t see what the fuss is about. Its ok but far from great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 Deep red colour if you hold it up to the light,thin white head that clings slightly to the glass .Huge malt-loaf aroma and plum taste.Sweet fruity beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2005
Kasteel Donker is a very strong belgian ale. The colour is so dark you could believe it’s a stout. Strong aromas of coffee, malt and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2005
28 May 2005 - Swwet choc malt hop aroma. Clear brown-red colour, great head and lacing. Nice acid, sweet malt balance. Tangy finish with good balanced malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4800) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown with thin lasting head. Aroma of candy sugar and alcohol Flavour is a surprisingly delicious mix of alcohol icing sugar, table molasses and a sweet spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4837) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Initial aroma of dried fruit, malt, and only a little alcohol. It looks great; nearly black, with a thick head that leaves a thick lace on the glass. Flavor is primarily sweet. There is also malt, brown sugar, wine and cinnamon. Sinus clearing alcohol detracts slightly from the taste. Heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2005
Brown beer with a tiny off white head. Aroma of grapes and other dried fruits, some alcohol. Same flavour, with a vivid mouthfeel and somewhat syropy. More sweet than bitter, and the alcohol is difficult to notice. Some sourness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Bottle labeled as Kasteel Bruin. Chestnut color, tan head, diminishing. Sweet malt, raisin, caramel, rum, and banana. Full creamy body, alcohol is noticible, but hardly. Very nice beer, goes down effortlessly for such a big beer.

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