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

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RATINGS: 1287   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)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown in colour. Aroma of figs, raisins, prunes and dark chocolate malts. Assertive alcohol up-front, then some light chocolate malt, dark fruits and some spices. Slightly sweet medium body, high carbonation. Finishes with a long alcohol burn. This needs some time to age.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (427) - Waarschoot, 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1821) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle. Color dark red with medium head. Aroma fruity, sweet, yeast. Taste sweet, orange, earth, fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (737) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2015
Dark brown beer with a white head, medium carbonation. Tastes like caramel, fruit, very sweet flavor, cherry, herbs and warming alcohol. Sweetish aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1235) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood.Pours dark brown with beige head.Aroma is sweet, raisins, almonds, caramel, plums. Taste is sweet, , plums, dark berries, caramel, malty. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Good belgian.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1960) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Tap at Jedna 3, Warsaw. Cola brown, translucent. Not so much carbonation. Light nutty and vinous aroma. Taste is simultaneously incredibly sweet and completely delicious. Like being bathed in a chocolate eclair... normally I don’t like beers this sweet but I’m happy to make an exception here. Body is flatter than I would have liked, but that doesn’t detract all that much from the beauty of this wonderful beer. Not a world beater, but still delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (3221) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patdelichte (198) - - SEP 16, 2015
Hele donkere kleur met mooie crème schuimkraag. Zwaar bier met 11% maar dat zou je zeker niet zeggen als je een slok neemt. Je proeft de alcohol nauwelijks en bier heeft een hele zachte smaak. Chocola/karamel met een licht bittere nasmaak. Zeker lekker bier maar iets te weinig smaak/karakter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jelledebont (89) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
Heel erg zwaar en heel erg zoet. Op zich goed te drinken, maar niet meer dan één glas.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma is chocolate, light citrus. Taste is syrup, sugar, chocolate. Decent beer.


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