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

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RATINGS: 1290   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
22 oz bomber... Whoever said this brew was retched is obviously living on Bud... Deep dark amber with a nice clingy head, this high volume beer has very subtle flavors and no alcohol burn that I could feel even through the whole bottle. I like Belgian brews a lot, and I like this one a lot. Full bodied, flavorful, with a nice kick.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjogro (2097) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle sampled at home. Clear dark brown, with creme head. Jellybeans, winegums, some sugar, bready, malty, yeasty, gumball coatings. Sweet, faint bitter. About medium body, under average carbonation. Palate feels nice but very sweet and candy like, not at all what I like.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathanvc (181) - Brugge, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2016
Pours dark brown with a red hue and a minimal tan head. The aroma contains raisin, licorice, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol. The flavour kicks off medium to heavy sweet and ends only very light bitter. Full body, oily & sticky texture, soft carbonation. The alcohol kicks in after a while. Good for slow drinking. The Kasteelbier glass is very pretty as well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bozo_skeleton (907) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 5, 2016
Noire , pas de collet. Aromes caramel, pruneaux Le sucre esr trop present. Les 11 degrés amènent un côté liquoreux.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inoven (123) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2016
Flesje thuis gedronken. Donkerbruin helder bier met weinig beige schuim. Aroma is dropachtig, fruitig. Smaak is erg zoet met een vleugje zoethout. Weinig nasmaak, ebt snel weg.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (797) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Fizzy deep reddish brown. Head disintegrates fairly rapidly. Clear. Aroma is brown sugar, raisins, grape. Zippy esters, mild spicy funk. Taste is syrupy sweet - straight up brown sugar. Alcohol doesn’t burn, but is there. Taste of dates. Some mild bitterness on the finish, not much in the way of hops. Probably would benefit from some aging to soften the edges of the sweetness. Or some extra funk, or even a hint of sourness. Very bubbly. Syrupy.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bijl (90) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: APR 10, 2016 Donkerrood amberkleurig. Tegen het licht in kun je nog mooi de koolzuurparels zien. Dunne schuimkraag die ook wel snel zakt. Schuim plakt wel mooi langs het glas tijdens het gehele biertje. Aroma van Belgische gist / fruitige esters, banaan, donker fruit, karamel zoet... en al een alcholische tint. De eerste slok is zoet....heel zoet, kandij en karamel en BAM! Alcohol zoals de geur verklapte. Redelijk wat koolzuur, vol body en de warmende boozy alcohol is op de voorgrond. Plakkerige afdronk... Weinig bitter. Een bier om mee af te sluiten. Lijkt me trouwens een Quadrupel dit. Heel zoet maar wel in orde.

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2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Probabeer (121) - - APR 9, 2016
Muy bien de aroma, pero el sabor no le acompaña. Cuerpo medio. El gusto final no me termina de convencer nada.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3216) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Bottle from Real ale, Newark. Deep colour black colour with no head. Sweet caramel aroma and taste that just dominates anything else. Thin body.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barrelbelly (741) - BELGIUM - APR 2, 2016
Dark with small head that disappears quickly. Caramel and dark malts, dried prunes, Some dark chocolate, overly sweet though

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.


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