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

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RATINGS: 1173   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
It is a dark, sweet beer. Not something I might drink on a hot afternoon. However in the evening, this is my favorite beer. Heavy, filling, unique. I have never had a beer quite like this one. This beer is like "Port" is to Wine. It is a beer with a different, unique flavor, that is great to finish off an evening with. Belgium classic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skullgeorge (57) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 22, 2015
On tap at the Beerstore, Thessaloniki. Pours dark brown, reddish with a creamy beige white head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, some chocolate and yeast. Taste is sweet with caramel, dark fruits and molases. Liquorice and soft carbonation with full body. Sweet aftertaste...Good one !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1424) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle. Color dark red with medium head. Aroma fruity, sweet, yeast. Taste sweet, orange, earth, fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (50) - BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2015
Aroma van karamel en chocolade, en ietwat vanille. Kleur is rood, bruin, met geel schuim en wazige gladheid. Smaak: zwaar zoet, licht bitter. De body is zwaar, met olietextuur, zacht koolzurig palet en lange afdronk. Lekker bier!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1610) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle a dark red brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel spicy dry fruits and porto flavor malts spicy caramel dry fruits black fruits porto liqueur some alcohol and a spicy fruity aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omanson (17) - - JAN 13, 2015
Superbe bière, très équilibrée. Des arômes d’abord fruités puis très caramélisés . un col fin et une robe légère en font une bière fortement appreciable. La finale est moyennement longue mais laisse une saveur caramélisée douce.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1023) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Pours almost black with a tan head that doesn’t stay. Nice peppery taste with notes of fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2015
330ml bottle served in its own chalice glass. A: Pours a dark amber to brown color forming a medium, creamy and thin bubbled tan head forming a lot of lingering molasses lacings in the glass. S: Sweet nose. Very malty and fruity with strong notes of caramel, candi sugar, dark fruits and dark dry fruits. Notes of bubblegum. Flowery hops and boozy finish. T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel, candi sugar, crystal malts, plums, raisins and dates. Bubblegum. A bit peppery. Hops bitterness is light with citric notes. Hints of alcohol. Warming beer. M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Caramel, candi sugar and a light citric bitterness in the aftertaste. O: Good drinkability. Strong Belgian character. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (344) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Amber-brown color with big beige head. Boozy and sugary aroma, a bit of spicy yeasts and lots of fruchtkompott. Taste is sweet, too sweet for my taste, with more candied sugar and candied fruits. Belgian Strong on Steroids, but on the unbalanced ones. Nice if you like heavy booze and sugar. Carbonation is still fine, not too aggressive. Quite nice, but nothing you can drink much of - too sweet taste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dsovino (1) - - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
Profunda en aroma y en boca. Dulce y poco dejo amarga, por lo que es fácil de tomar a pesar de los 11°

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (416) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Clear dark brownish-amber with small beige head. Sweetish aroma of cherry, prune, raisin, a bit alcoholic. Very sweet flavor, cherry liqueur, prune, carob, date honey, quite alcoholic, sweet sticky finish. Flat, oily texture, medium to full-bodied.


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