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


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RATINGS: 1211   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)

Kosmokrator's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (517) - - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 Color bruno intenso con un velo poco persistente di schiuma beige. Aroma con sentori di frutti di bosco, malto, toffee e lievito; gusto dolce e avvolgente, liquoroso e alcolico con note più marcate di caramello rispetto all’aroma. Corposa e morbida, l’abv appesantisce il finale ma rimane una birra piacevole e rinfrancante.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ferryman72 (36) - NORWAY - MAY 22, 2015
Good, complex aroma and a deep, dark color. Small, beige head. Taste of coffee, dough, alcohol, coffee. Too sweet with a little aftertaste. Decent but that?s it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rugamu (112) - SPAIN - MAY 16, 2015
Gran cerveza con toques dulces con poca espuma pero entra muy agradable en paladar. Toques achocalatados donde se notan los restos de vino. Entra tan bien que repetiría sin dudar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
damjan (42) - CROATIA - MAY 16, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown color with quickly disappearing brownish head. Alcohol masks aroma. Taste is caramel and chocolate. It’s pretty sweet and syrupy. Nice beer but a little bit too sweet and too strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ponx (14) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
This beer is way to sweet for my taste. Thick sweet syrup with a dominate alcohol aroma and taste. Nope.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1591) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2015
pint nine bottle all to myself. poured a deep red to almost brown with no visible head, plenty of carbonation. this bottle is almost 3 yrs old. aroma is sweet very sweet malts, some dark fruits and some alcohol. the flavor is cloyingly sweet. but lots of dark fruits like raisins, plums, cherries, alcohol. the bottling date says 070712...so I am guessing 3 yrs old. you feel the alcohol warmth on the end under the fruits. tasty for sure. thinking I might have drank this one a little sooner than later.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gangstergafje (152) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
The beer has a beautiful dark appearance. When seen with a light behind it, it has a dark ruby red color. The foam is white and light. After a while the foam leaves a really beautiful drape with dark spots where you can see the beer. It reminds of a moon land. The smell is real sweet. There are fruity flavors of banana and raisin. The smell has a little alcohol aroma, but not very strong. The taste is resly sweet as well. There are many fruits in the taste. A hint of banana and also raisins, but also a light bread flavor. There is also a alcohol taste. This could be slightly less, the alcohol is slightly to much. That is the only positive of attention. He aftertaste is great. The sweet aroma’s remain for a long time. Great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
forumaster (1) - FRANCE - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
Kasteel beer donker 11 degré. BELLE BRUNE. Elle attaque bien. 14 sur 20. A comparer aux autres de la maison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
huineman (252) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
Pours dark amber with a tan head. Sweet aromas of black fruits, coffee and chocolate. Even natural yeast. Creamy, sizzling, amazing long vinous finish. Quite a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosskie (530) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
Very dark ruby black beer, weak head. Smell is sweet caramel toffee with some subtle chocolate and fruit. Touch of leather, salt and alcohol. Taste is overwhelmingly sweet with a touch of alcohol astringency. Like thick syrup, sticky. The sweetness is rather undefined. Wondering if I got a damaged batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (520) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 2, 2015
the aroma is caramel, fruity and creamy with hints of spices and red wine... the taste is caramel with notes of chocolate, dark fruits, sweet wine and spices... sweet and very dry aftertaste...

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