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

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RATINGS: 1159   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrbeakersalesman99 (17) - USA - MAR 11, 2001


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredthecat (304) - CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
opaque, very dark brown with a tannish head that disappears quickly. smell is leathery, dark, raisins, alcohol. taste is very pruney, a little bit chocolatey, some brightness in it. distractingly sweet by the end of it. palate seems strangely thin but overall comes across well. this is a pretty nice, though largely straightforward beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
abcfan (744) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2014
This is good stuff. Pours deep brown with little off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits. Very smooth, creamy. Taste is mostly cola with a smooth finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1878) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours a deep silky dark colour. Aroma is chocolate and dark toffee. Taste is rich & boozy, possibly too much so. A touch sweet with chocolate and fruitcake but ultimately rather syrupy. Not diggin this too much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuszek (78) - Gdynia, POLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Too much alcohol in aroma covering fruity, chocolate and caramel notes. Taste is sweet with alcohol bitterness, quite sticky mouthfeel, drinkable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (33) - Livorno, ITALY - DEC 13, 2014
Marrone scuro dai riflessi rosso rubino; poca schiuma che svanisce rapidamente. Aroma di ciliegie, liquore sherry, frutta scura (prugna, datteri, fichi), caramello, spezie e note vinose. Al palato è dolce, prosperano sapori derivanti da frutta scura (prugna, datteri), uva passa, mirtilli, zucchero di canna, ciliegie, caramello, spezie e un qualcosa di liquoroso. Birra sbilanciata sulla dolcezza, con l’alcool sempre in primo piano, corpo pieno, carbonazione leggera.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2319) - GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
0,33 l bottle caramel, chocolate, floral, herbs, dough, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (644) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valdeir (9) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Cerveja consumida no belgian beer weekend. Primeira cerveja consumida no evento que está de uma maneira geral muito fraco

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjorsvdg (91) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
Een zeer zoet, aromatisch donker bier. Tonen van banaan. Weinig schuim. Alcohol duidelijk aanwezig.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (167) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
330 ml bottle from LCBO. BB Nov 2018. Pour dark brown, reddish in the light. Minimal and short-lived off white head. Smells like deep sweet fruit esters, Plums, cherries, raisins, some brown sugar, some booze. Ditto for the taste. Juicy fruitiness. Allen’s apple juice on steroids. Some port-like qualities. Syrupy mouthfeel. Warming. Dessert in a glass. Very sweet but somehow not too sweet.


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