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

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RATINGS: 1305   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)


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zaf (308) - - MAY 18, 2013
eccessivamente dolce..seppur meno dolce della montagnarde e anche di piů piacevole bevuta,questa birra risulta comunque di bevuta difficile,appunto per l’eccessiva dolcezza


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tjeerd (191) - GERMANY - AUG 18, 2016
Creamy, warm taste. This classic remains good. High abv allows long aftertaste. Caramelly, lovely. Almost had forgotten the taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (3300) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is raisin, toffee, yeast and alcohol. Taste has toffee to start and a warm raisin finish. Tasty stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Myonlyvice (129) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2016
Very dark brown with a light brown greyish head. Head dissolves quickly to a thin film. A bit of lacing. Dark fruit and maybe citrus in the aroma. Taste is very sweet with liqourice, chocolate, dark fruit and caramel notes. Creamy mouthfeel. Very complex but too sweet to be really great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (268) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity with caramel, dried fig, date, straw and malt. Taste os complex and sweet with malt, dried fruits, caramel, sugar and some alcohol. Finish is sweet and fruity and has lasting sweet aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (781) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Hyvin niukka, mitätön vaahto. Tumman punertavan ruskea olut, mieto miellyttävä haju. Maku makeahko, mutta verrattuna edelliseen ei todellakaan liian makea.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (401) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 7, 2016
ASPETTO: marrone scuro (praticamente quasi nera), schiuma beige, non particolarmente abbondante e persistente.. AROMA: Caramello, maltato, leggero speziato e leggera frutta scura. Aroma nel complesso non intenso. GUSTO: caramello, maltato, frutta secca (prugna) e un po’ di frutta a guscio. Retrogusto dolce, leggermente stucchevole.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienLaforgue (3) - FRANCE - JUL 26, 2016 does not count
En bouche, cette bičre est surprenante. Elle est légčre, onctueuse et ronde. Les malts torréfiés apportent des notes de caramel, de café et de chocolat. Au fil de la dégustation la Kasteel Donker s’avčre plus complexe qu’ŕ la premičre gorgée !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fules (725) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4939) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (3036) - 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.


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