Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck Reviews




tommann
3.5
Kasteelbier Tripel Blonde 11%
330ml bottle. Pours yellow gold with a large head. Aroma is sweet candy sugars and yeast. Taste is sweet with straw and candy sugars. Yeasty finish. Alcohol makes itself known.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

mauritsio
3
Kasteel Hoppy
Bottle from Alko. Yellow with xl head. Grassy, some yeasty. thin even some watery.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Sunday, July 24, 2016

superspak
3.8
Bacchus Vlaams Oud Bruin
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lightly tart cherry, berry, raisin, plum, red grape, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, oak, hay, straw, herbal, light funk, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart cherry, berry, raisin, plum, red grape, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, oak, hay, straw, herbal, light funk, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, berry, raisin, plum, red grape, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, oak, hay, straw, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness fro macidity as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good Flanders brown ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A bit tame on complexity, but still showcases nice classic style character overall. A very enjoyable offering.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

nybol
3.2
Passchendaele
Fin sřdme og en citrussmag i eftersmagen som er rigtig fin. Godt tilpas humlet ogsĺ.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Iznogud
2.8
Van Honsebrouck Filou
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva. Shared with Giggsywiggsy. Pours golden with large white head. Malty, yeasty, bit spicy, perfumy, dry. Too sweet for my taste.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

melush
3
Bacchus Vlaams Oud Bruin
Bottle 37,5cl @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain. A: Amberish brown. T: Malt, sweet, sour.
Friday, July 22, 2016

tommann
3.7
Kasteel Rouge
330ml bottle. Pours dark blood red with a small pink head. Aroma is sweet and jammy cherry. Taste is sweet and sour. Lots of jam. Strong cherry finish.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Plovmand
3.9
Kasteel Winter
Bottle as Barristo Chocolate Quad. It pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Mainly coffee and chocolate notes in the aroma with sweet malty and light yeasty side notes. Sweet dark chocolate and coffee in the flavor with some malty candy notes. Light yeast. Light berries. Really tasty.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Plovmand
2.9
Kasteel Hoppy
Bottle. It pours clear golden with a bubbly white head. Weak fruity hoppy aroma with light malts and yeast. The flavor is bitter hoppy and fruity with yeasty notes.
Friday, July 22, 2016

vinivini
4.2
Kasteelbier Cuvée du Chateau
Deep brown, moderate off-white head. Average retention. Thick lacing. Sweet nose of candy, prunes, dry fruit, caramel sugar, yeast. Medium to full body. Oily to creamy palate. Complex semisweet taste. Lots of brandy, dark fruit, very vinous, light bitterness combining hops & alcohol. Fruity yeast. Very good.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fules
3.6
St. Louis Premium Framboise
Semmi hab, gyönyörű rubintpiros szín. Illata mellbevágóan málnás. Íze édes-savanyú, málnás, a háttérben egy nem túl markáns lambiccal. Utóíze is a gyümölcsről szól, és hosszan tart. Fincsi, könnyed de nem testetlen szomjoltó.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

ads135
4.1
Kasteelbier Cuvée du Chateau
Another very solid Belgian strong from a fantastic Belgian brewery. Sharp, very spicy that lingers on the palette. Picked up in A’dam in 2016.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fules
3.5
St. Louis Kriek
Gyorsan eltűnő kevéske hab, gyönyörű rubintpiros szín. Illata mint a préselt meggyléé, egy hangyányi sörös vonással. Fenomenális. Fanyar, savanykás, édeskés meggylé, a háttérben lambicos érzettel, kiegyensúlyozva a komló, és a fahordó keserűjével. Igazi nyári szomjoltó üdítő. Testes sör.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Flanfl
3
Bacchus Vlaams Oud Bruin
Deep ruby body, medium lasting beige head. Aroma of sour grape, funk, bread, sugar. Flavours of'sour grape, bread, sugar, funk. Medium sweet slightly tart finish. Ok, could have been more complex. Maybe with some aging. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tide
3.3
Kasteel Hoppy
Bottle from Alko. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, ripe fruits, toast, hops and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, earthy notes, ripe fruits, hops and grass. Very nice, balanced Belgian ale.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fules
4.1
Kasteelbier Cuvée du Chateau
Kis habja gyorsan eltűnik. Színe egészen sötét barna. Illata kifejezetten vörösboros jellegű, de a háttérben ott van a komlós, fűszeres jelleg is. Íze elsőre kesernyés, a komló fűszerességével megspékelve, de rögtön utána előtör egy dohos vörösboros íz. Lecsengéskor némi aszaltgyümölcsös jelleg is feltűnik. Hosszú utóíze a komló keserűjére és a vörösbor tanninosságára épül. Nagyon fincsi bor... izé akarom mondani sör... vagy mi.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fules
4.1
Kasteel Winter
Pici, tömör és gyorsan elillanó habocska. Sötétbarna, vöröses árnyalatú. Illata erős kávéillat, gyümölcsös, alkoholos mellékzöngékkel. Intenzív kávés ízvilág, a maga kesernyés, kissé savanykás vonásaival, gyümölcsös mellékízzel. Iszonyúan jó, nagyon finom, szenzációs sör! Rendkívül testes. Hosszú utóízét is a pörkölt jelleg uralja, jelzés értékű édes, és savanyú érzettel.
Monday, July 18, 2016

anders37
3.3
Kasteel Winter
Bottle as Barista Chocolate Quad. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy coffee chocolate aroma. Slightly roasted malty chocolate coffee and vanilla flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy chocolate and coffee finish.
Monday, July 18, 2016

beerplace
3.7
St. Louis Fond Tradition Kriek Lambic
375ml bottle from Park Royal, BB May-12-2020. Pours a murky dark cherry color with a rose-ish head. Aroma sour and sweet dark cherries, similar to cherry kompot. Taste is sour, semi-dry, with cherry notes. Very sophisticated balance just right on the edge between sourness and sweetness. Dark cherry, dry aftertaste. Very good beer.
Monday, July 18, 2016

northropfrye
3.7
Kasteel Winter
Labeled as Barista Chocolate Quad. Roasty dark cocoa aroma. Really nuce. Taste has the rich dried fruit malt elements of a typical quad with a nice cocoa element , too. Very nuce. Bottle in Santiago .
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Fules
4.3
Kasteel Rouge
Közepes habja gyorsan leapad, de egy vékony réteg sokáig megmarad. Illata nagyon finom meggyes, kissé fanyar. Nagyon finom sör, naná hogy a meggy íze dominál. Szerencsére nem túl édes. Pont a megfelelő mértékben savanyú, és fanyar. A háttérből kikandikál némi komló is. Érezni a magas alkohol tartalmat, kifejezetten testes sör. Utóíze csak a meggyre hagyatkozik, bár annak minden aspektusa jelen van.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hermod
2.8
Kasteel Hoppy
33cl bottle. Poured golden color with a thick white head. Quite a malty Belgian ale. Floral hoppy, somewhat dry finish. Boring, not much happening in flavor.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Zita
3.6
Kasteel Winter
nice sweet chocolate aroma,dark brown, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hansen
3.6
Kasteel Winter
Brown coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Complex, chocolate, butterscotch, roasted coffee.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

CanIHave4Beers
3.6
St. Louis Premium Framboise
On Draught
Pours... Like a rich purple color or some such... The head is pink & just all lacey.

The aroma is sweet but damn if it’s not a lot like fresh raspberries. Seedy, sweet, ražžžžy!

The flavor is sweet, tart, & plenty raspberry forward. I hate to tip my hat to a "soda pop" lambic, but this is really delicious.... My 6oz pour is just enough, but damn if this isn’t a great tart-on-fruity-on-earthy-on-sweet concoction worth drinking.

Far be it from me to praise one of "these" lambics, but damn, this is fune

Sunday, July 17, 2016

suurjuust
3.4
Kasteel Winter
Bottle as Barista Chocolate Quad. Brown beer, small pale tan head. Nose is sweet, cocoa dust, dried fruit notes mixed with coffee, roast, alcohol warmth, spicy notes. Flavor is sweet, coffee notes with more cocoa dust, some milk chocolate. Finish is warm, not exactly boozy, but warm; vanilla notes, roast, sweet notes. Not getting the "barista" angle on this, but the "chocolate quad" makes sense, cocoa dust sweetness is pretty nice.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

DijkBier
3.4
Kasteelbier Cuvée du Chateau
Bottle pours very dark ruby-brown with a beige head. No strong aroma for this type of beer; some sweetness and also plums. Taste of roasted malts, some caramel and licorice, dark fruit, plums, with a slight sour element. It’s a nice beer, but maybe expected more richness and character with a beer of this ABV and maturity.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

digopossobon
4.5
Kasteel Winter
A: Muito chocolate. Muito café. Evidente torra. Gostoso. Intenso. A: Creme castanho de curta duraçăo. Liquido castanho escuro, quase negro. Opaco. Efervescente. T: Doce e ácido. Surpreendente. Final azedo. Muito bom. Álcool marcado.Um pouco de baunilha. P: Muito cremosa. Bem densa. Boa carbonataçăo. Final longo. O: Cerveja bem intensa. Boa pedida para o inverno, para carnes fortes, picantes e doces de frutas vermelhas e/ou chocolates.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fules
3.5
Kasteel Hoppy
Szép átlátszó, borostyán színű, nagy tartós habbal. Illata finom fűszeres és citromos. Íze kesernyés, fűszeres, kis citromos mellékzöngével. Kicsit szénsavas, de nem zavaróan. Utóíze hosszú, és főleg kesernyés, de ott a citrom is a háttérben
Saturday, July 16, 2016

thorongil2
3.7
St. Louis Fond Tradition Kriek Lambic
(bottle) clear, bright red colour with a medium tall pink head; aroma of cherries, then smoked meat, red wine; clean, very sour flavour with a long, medium sour finish
Friday, July 15, 2016

Fules
3.5
Kasteelbier Donker
Hosszan tartó, nagy bézs színű hab, sötétbarna, majdnem fekete színű. Illata tipikus belga barna - fűszeres, karamelles. Íze nagyon intenzív édeskés karamellel nyit, lecsengéskor elősejlik némi korianderes, komlós fűszeresség. Utóízét a karamell és a kandiscukor uralja. Sajnos túl édes, emiatt egy kicsit émelyítő, egyébként finom sör lenne. Érezni hogy erős sör. A nagy cukor és alkohol tartalomból egy igen testes sör született.
Friday, July 15, 2016

edgallow
3.8
Kasteel Winter
Bottle pours brown with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate and spices. Taste is chocolate, cinnamon and coffee.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Fullpintofbeer
3.6
Kasteel Rouge
Tap @Strawberry Thief, Bristol. Small creamy head, dark read colour, clear. Aroma of cherry, similar to a Kriek. Sweet taste with a bit alcohol aftertaste. Full body, quite heavy, soft carbonation. Interesting, but too heavy for me.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fules
3.8
Kasteelbier Tripel Blonde 11%
Szép nagy, hosszan tartó hófehér habkorona. Színe nagyon szép átlátszó borostyán. Illata gyenge, fűszeres, halvány karamell vonással. Nagyon finom, fűszeres, karamelles orrbavágással indul, amin az alkohol még lódít egyet. A csúcs után brutális keserű tör elő, ami a sör nagyon hosszú utóízét is uralja. Végig jelen van egy kis citrusos, és olajos felhang. Nagyon intenzív ízvilágú, mégsem érzem úgy, hogy túlzásba esik. Igen testes sör.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

minutemat
3.3
Van Honsebrouck Filou
330ml bottle. Pours clear gold with large fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet Belgian yeast, sugar. Taste is sweet, yeasty, sugary. Wouldn’t necessarily put it in the tripel camp, more a light, sweet blonde. Unremarkable, but perfectly fine.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

ardeo
2.8
Kasteel Rouge
En bouteille. Pas mauvais. Cela a la couleur de la cerise, les arômes de la cerise, le goűt de la cerise : adieu Kiarostami.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

heavy
2.9
Kasteel Winter
Apr. ’16. A 0.33 l bottle, as Barista Chocolate Stout. It poured a clear brown with almost no head. Sweet aroma, cocoa, sugar, tobacco. Flavor was sweet, a bit too much. Had some fine chocolate notes though. Sugary, caramel, spicy with cinnamon. Also sour, which was even more notable in the finish, too, where it was also quite alcoholic besides sticky caramel and sugary sweetness. Quite a weird beer, but I didn’t like it anyhow. Even if I think I got the bad batch, it was still way too sweet.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

cards04
1.6
St. Louis Gueuze
Having been to Belgium and having tasted the world’s best gueuze’s, I can say with confidence this is not one of them. Lol. Anyway. A bit of funk and white wine. Tastes and smells more like white grape juice. Cloying in its sweetness. Bad example of the style.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

robinvboyer
3.8
St. Louis Fond Tradition Kriek Lambic
Solid sour cherry, some light cherry pie notes and some lactic funky sourness. Good carb, nice refreshing mouth feel. Easy drinking, refreshing, yet tart with some great fruit. Impressive considering some of the swill I’ve had from these guys.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

beerman33190
3.5
Kasteelbier Cuvée du Chateau
Pours rich, dark mahogany colour. Aromas of boiled sweets, over-ripe fruit, cloves. Palate is rich, good texture, very smooth. Taste is fruity, bitter-sweet balance. Very much like a Chimay Bleu. Classy.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

CaptainTilven
3.6
Van Honsebrouck Filou
Servie ŕ la pression. Corps doré clair limpide, couronné d’une mousse blanche fine et serrée. Arômes de malt, candi, houblons légers; floral. Typique d’une blonde belge; ronde, épicée; alcool, miel; un peu métallique. Carbo assez faible. Agréable sans ętre originale.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Whatup14
1.6
St. Louis Gueuze
Bouteille 375ml. Couleur orange brűlé légčrement voilée, mousse beige. Arôme de vieux fromage, sucré, Orange Crush? Goűt de vieux fromage, légčre acidité, malt. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tranquillity
4.1
St. Louis Fond Tradition Kriek Lambic
Bottled from lcbo. Slightly hazy dark red body, with a medium pink head. The aroma is rally complex, with cherries, peach, raspberry and cork. The taste is very tart, but with a healthy dose of raspberry, cherry and cucumber.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

MasDen
2.8
St. Louis Gueuze
Beer with pronounced wine aroma. Fruit sweetness with beer trait in taste. Sweetness in finish.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

GhostS
3.5
Kasteel Rouge
medium aroma - cherry juice, and that’s it. taste - sweet and carbonated cherry juice; thin body, medium carbonization. pleasant!
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

johndoughty
3.7
Kasteel Rouge
Bottle.Red with a small head.Cherry flavour dominates with a medium body. Usually think that this type of beer is a novelty but found this one quite intersting. Not great but quite pleasant to drink.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

johndoughty
4
Kasteelbier Tripel Blonde 11%
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Very strong presence of alcohol and slightly bitter. Seriously powerful and a good example of this style.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

johndoughty
4.1
Kasteelbier Donker
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head. Strong malty flavour with spices in background. Full bodied yet amazingly easy to drink. Pure liquid pleasure.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

johndoughty
4.1
Kasteelbier Blond 7
Bottle. Blond and clear with a small head. Lovely sweetness which is assertive but doesn’t take over. Slightly bitter finish and left no lacing. A very pleasant example of this style.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

wlajwl
3.6
Kasteel Winter
Aroma is chocolate, slight earthiness and sharp toffee. The flavor is strong toffee, mild coffee, chocolate, malts, slight dark fruit and an earthy/alcoholic/sourish finish.
Monday, July 11, 2016