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

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RATINGS: 1224   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)


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1991) - - JAN 19, 2013
Pours dark cola with quickly dissipating head. Aroma is dark fruit. Taste adds cherry banana and leather. Very sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Icedwarf (689) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Zwart bier zonder schuim. Smaak is zoet, krachtig, licht bitter, anijs, drop. Smaak blijft erg lang hangen.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (801) - - JUN 29, 2015
reddish-brown color; dark fruit (cherry and raisins) and Belgian yeast aroma; nice, smooth, dark fruit flavor; notes of plum,cherry, and raisins; semi sweet malt and Belgian yeast

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (141) - GREECE - JUN 29, 2015
A brown or dark red beer with an OK but fast disappearing head. The aroma is sweet and slightly fruity. The flavor is fanstastic; very sweet, fruity, and complex. It ends on an earthy note - but with a good sweetness and notes of oranges. It has no bitterness at all. A really good beer with a good palate, but a little too sweet, and not bitter enough for my liking.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtu71 (268) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle. Brown, medium, fast head. Deep dark reddish brown. Rasins on aroma. Silky palate. Sweetish, dark malts, plums, strong. Intense taste. Balanced and rich.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mandaritto (84) - LATVIA - JUN 24, 2015
Dark brown. Malty, bready smell with a hint of caramel. Very light carbonation level, taste - caramel, bread, kind a watery. Decent, dangerously easy drinkable for ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2687) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Translucent reddish-brown color, no head or lace. Sweet roasty initial, brown sugar, bready, sugared raisins, plums, dark chocolate, and plenty of fumes. Has a small wine-like feel. Medium-heavy body, and very warming. Complex and way way sweet (but not really cloying). Overall, it hides its hefty alcohol content fairly well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YigSvartka (217) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Thick opaque black appearance with a minimally sized white head. Pungent aroma containing notes of black liquorice, malt, dried berries, caramel, alcohol, and a wee bit of roast. Mid bodied for a beer of this stature. Creamy and silky. Aromatic qualities present in taste as well as brown sugar and cinnamon. Robust finish that lingers for quite some time. Complex, intense, and delectable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
artyom (691) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUN 21, 2015
0.33l bottle. Dark brown color with tanned head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and burnt sugar. Taste is heavy sweet with sugary character. Full body. Overall it’s interesting beer, but way too sweet for my preferences.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - JUN 18, 2015
330ml bottle at the Beerstore, Thessaloniki. Dark brown color with red notes, beige head. Light wineous aroma, fruity, malty caramel and light bready. Heavy sweet taste, fruits and caramel. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1162) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2015
Muy oscura, casi negra. Espuma escasa, muy escasa. Aroma intenso, azucar tostada. Impresionante en boca con un dulzor esquisito caramelizado, que acompaña de fábula postres y dulces (madalenas p.e). y mezclado con recuerdos de frutas del bosque. Todo ello envuelto en un tono alcohólico muy agradable con un final que recuerda bastante al de un buen oporto.


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