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


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RATINGS: 1299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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)

Emil's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fules (634) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2016
Hosszan tartó, nagy bézs színű hab, sötétbarna, majdnem fekete színű. Illata tipikus belga barna - fűszeres, karamelles. Íze nagyon intenzív édeskés karamellel nyit, lecsengéskor elősejlik némi korianderes, komlós fűszeresség. Utóízét a karamell és a kandiscukor uralja. Sajnos túl édes, emiatt egy kicsit émelyítő, egyébként finom sör lenne. Érezni hogy erős sör. A nagy cukor és alkohol tartalomból egy igen testes sör született.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4862) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head. Strong malty flavour with spices in background. Full bodied yet amazingly easy to drink. Pure liquid pleasure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (2924) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2016
Kasteel bruin-brune 2010. Mřrk brun med hřyt beige skum. Lukter brunt sukker, kandis og noe nřtter + eddik. Kjenner sřtlig smak sammen med alkohol og eddik. Er nok litt for gammel denne, sĺ jeg mĺ legge meg pĺ snittet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (900) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Very dark brown, beige lacing. Dried fruity nose and taste, sweet, dark, vinous. Lively carbonation, good body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nevalainen (518) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Clear very dark brown color with creamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, fruits, a little roasty. Taste is heavy sweet with notes of caramel and warming alcohol finish. A bit sticky mouthfeel. Overall a very nice beer. Definitely worth of trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1407) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
DWF; Bottle 75cl, drunk at Cardinal. Poured moderate, dark brown with a lasting creamy, lacing and lasting head. Nose is moderate to heavy, toasted malt, caramel, yeast, dark dried fruit, sugar and light spice. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a caramel, lasting warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark bworn pour with a fine-grained beige head and visible carbonation. Dried fruit, like prunes, figs, raisins, alongside notes of caramel and subtle yeast. A bit too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1771) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2016
Sample at Bryggeridagarna festival at Skansen, Stockholm. 2015 edition, from 750ml bottle. Great version, sweet without being too sugary and too much. Well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjogro (2266) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle sampled at home. Clear dark brown, with creme head. Jellybeans, winegums, some sugar, bready, malty, yeasty, gumball coatings. Sweet, faint bitter. About medium body, under average carbonation. Palate feels nice but very sweet and candy like, not at all what I like.

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