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

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RATINGS: 1121   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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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnygm (55) - Santiago, - AUG 19, 2012
Served at ambient temperature. Dark brown color and small head. Aroma is dark fruits and some cofee. Body is full, sweet and very licquorish with some citric hints, but mostly caramel. It’s not so complex, but its very pleasant to drink and the taste fills your mouth and nose.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (2992) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle @ The Sherlock Pub, Reims. Pours hazy dark coffee brown with small beige head. Clear aroma of caramel malt and fruit. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt and fruit, with notes of yeast and faint hoppy touches. Sweet aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Lively carbonation. Decent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KolmeKuninga (12) - - JUL 24, 2014
Aroma: caramel, bread, brown sugar, raisin, vanilla, cherry. brown color clear, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, lively, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Darkish brown, clear caramel head. Aromas of alcohol and honey with roasted cereal. Bitter-sweet taste. Long finish. Viscous texture.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 02.2019. Pours dark ruby-brown with light tan head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is intense caramel, yeast, and dark fruits. Flavor is sweet, caramel, dark fruits, alcohol, and malt. Finish is some bitterness and alcohol. Overall: nice brew, but alcohol is dominating a little bit too much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (212) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 18, 2014
Dark, dark brown with minimal white head. Aroma of bubblegum, some fruits and sugar with a strong sense of alcohol. Medium to full body. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1838) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
33 cl. bottle, B.B. 2018 poured in to Trappist glass. Deep red-brown colour with a thin, tanned head. Sweet aroma with rich caramel malts, sweet fruits - pears, honey, marzipan, dark, dried fruits, light yeasts, a slight warmth from alcohol. As the beer warms up, some cherries as well. Taste is sweet. Full body with a thicker texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes sweet with rich caramel malts, sweet fruits, marzipan and warming alcohol. Truly a rich, malty beer, rather sweet, complexity grows as the beer warms up. Maybe a good choice for deserts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (164) - HUNGARY - JUN 27, 2014
Illata alapján nem is sejtenénk, mennyire édeskés, desszertszerű főzettel állunk szemben, belekóstolva azonban legmeghatározóbb tulajdonságának tekinthetjük ezt a kandiscukros ízvilágot, mely tulajdonképpen felülír bármilyen mellékízt, és a továbbiakban nem is igen sikerül elvonatkoztatnunk tőle. Egy igen intenzív, testes főzet, melynek még az igen tekintélyes mértékű alkoholtartalmát is leplezi ez a szirupos jelleg. Elsősorban édesszájúaknak ajánlanám.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yy0pp (484) - - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Klub malých pivovarů. Pours a clear dark ruby with a thin tan head. Tastes sweet with caramel and yeast, sweet aftertaste. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
R2k2 (338) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
A dark, ruby-red beer with a brown layer of foam. It has a full aroma of white wine and alcohol. Also a nice, sweet taste with a subtile bitter touch in the background. The sweet part remains for a while in the aftertaste. Een donker, robijnrood, doch niet transparant bier met een mooie bruine kraag. Een vol aroma dat doet denken aan rode wijn en alcohol. Een volle zoete smaak met een subtiele bittere hint op de achtergrond. Het zoete blijft even lekker hangen in de nasmaak.


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