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


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RATINGS: 1138   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)

BantamSpirit's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BantamSpirit (18) - - JAN 2, 2013
Wonderful. Had a great 75cl bottle at new year 2013, sadly at home. Enjoyed it more than the champagne. Quality Trappist ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (115) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours dark brown. Aroma of plums, ripe bananas, nuts. Very sweet taste; caramel, plums, dried fruits, alcohol. Complex taste, but drowns in sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (285) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Negra opaca. Creme pouco formado. Aroma médio. Defumado. Licorosa, muito doce. Frutas vermelhas. Cerejas. Alcool bem presente. Tem um pouco de baunilha. Retrogosto doce e intenso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (40) - - SEP 20, 2014
Mooi donkerbruin bier, met witte schuimkraag. Zoetige moutgeur, caramel. Zoete smaak, caramel, mout, pruimen. Als je van zoet bier houdt is dit een heerlijk biertje met een prettige zoetige nasmaak. Mooie donkere Belg!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1319) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours a weird brown (just like that kids’ drink, Quik) without much for a head but still manage to produce some lacing. Nose is of chocolate, sweets, slight dark fruits and some alcohol. Taste is really sweet with some raisins, simple syrup and really sugary overall. Alcohol is pretty discrete for a 11% ABV brew. Body is full, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel just sticky/syrupy. Overall an OK beer, nothing bad but nothing surprisingly good either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1957) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from friend at work on return from Belgium. Dark brown beer with a head around the rim of the glass that leaves just a oily rim. Aroma is caramel, prunes, dark malts and a little licorice. Taste is treacle, sugar, dark malts, figs, a hint of spice and sweet sticky finish. Full bodied sticky palate. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vedran (8) - CROATIA - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
Caramel aroma, exuisit apperance, sweet taste, extra strong pleasent. experiance. Obligatory to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cthomas2390 (220) - Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Very dark, mahogany pour with ruby highlights and good head. Great esters and alcohols with raisins, apples and lots of christmas spice. Warming flavours with more apples and a winey grape note that finishes with some toastiness. Dry and medium on mouthfeel with high carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1448) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Dark pitted fruit and hints of perfume fill the nose, while an opaque bark brown pour with a short lived tan head provide minimal lacing. The palate is lushly comprised of dark fruit, candi sugar sweetness, caramel notes, and somewhat vicious. The body is moderately full and the carbocation is soft. Smooth, pleasingly round mouthfeel with a bit of fizziness along the side of the tongue in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (232) - - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy dark liquid. Small tan head. Full body. Light carbonation. Heavy sweetness. Aroma of black sugar. Ok but too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2014
330ml bottle courtesy of Stuartyboy - clear dark blood red brown, thin tan head, sweet alcohol aroma, viscous, apple, ester flavour, prolonged sweet aftertaste

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