Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Ale
Emelgem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Belgian pale ale.
Kasteel Hoppy is a blond ale of high fermentation, with a bitterness of 45 EBU. Strictly selected, Belgian hops are essential for the hoppy, spicy aroma, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

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MarcoBasile (280) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2017
[75cl corked bottle, 2015 vintage] Pours slightly cloudy bright yellow with a fizzy head that vanishes quickly. Aroma is slightly piney and citrusy on top of subtle notes of belgian yeast. Some herbs and spices. Taste is hop oil, artificial citrus, yeast. It’s clinical bitterness. Aggressive carbonation. Watery mouthfeel.

faroeviking (10826) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 17, 2017
Flöska. ,Unclear nice golden colour with a big white head, good lacing indeed. Pleasant citrus hoppy sweet aroma with some maltiness to it. Flavour is fresh like with citrus hops and malt, sweet, dry like finish.

Brokkie (9) - - JUN 6, 2017 does not count
Kasteel is een gerenommeerd merk met lekkere bieren. Deze hoppy van 6,5% valt echter tegen. Flauw, nietszeggend bier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

felip989 (197) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2017
Golden with a medium white head. Aroma is bread, biscuit, some yeast and herbal and citric notes. Taste is bread, herbs, lemon. Bitter aftertaste.

Zarrach76 (259) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 16, 2017
Blonde légèrement dorée, translucide, et surmontée d’une belle mousse épaisse à montée centrale. Jusqu’ici tout va bien. Le nez est bien étrange. Paille mouillée, herbe coupée, végétaux plus très frais, de pâles céréales au milieu du champ, c’est pas bien terrible. En bouche, la carbonatation est correcte, la texture ronde, l’alcool neutre et l’amertume moyenne. Le souci, c’est que le goût est mince, les arômes de houblon censés nous sauter à la figure sont totalement absents et que dire des malts et du final avec un sucre presque écœurant. C’est mou, sans intérêt, fade, pâle, inexpressif, banal, creux. Que dire de plus mis à part que voir marqué "Kasteel" sur l’étiquette pour avoir ce breuvage insipide dans mon verre, ça me fait un peu mal au c*l. Un ratage total, une bière inutile. Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.

lkowalkowski (354) - POLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Jasne, klarowne, piana biała, gęsta i dosyć obfita. Aromat owocowy, cytrusowy. W Smaku wyraźna goryczka na finiszu.

Scrumpy369 (782) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 4, 2017
Backlog: Bottle at PaterMarcus. Pours golden colour, minimal white head disappears quickly. Aroma of hay, floral, grass, citrus. Taste is very bitter with medium carbonation. Alcohol feels a bit stronger than 6,5.

Gangstergafje (1097) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2017
The beer looks nice. Not extremely special, but it looks like a Belgian ale should. The color of the beer is a nice rather dark golden yellow. The beer itself is quite clear, but a tiny haze exists. On top of the beer a nice layer of soft white foam is formed. The bulk of the foam collapses quickly, but a nice soft drape remains. The smell is nice. It has that familiar blend between regular Belgian ale and extra hops. I know it from Piraat Tripel Hop and Duvel Tripel Hop. It is not much different from that. It is nice though. There is a nice malty aroma, which enhances a rich hoppy bitterness and slight acidity. The hop aroma’s are a bit grassy and herbal. It is nice and refreshing. There is also a nice fresh Belgian yeast aroma. The taste of the beer is also good. There is a nice bitterness of the hops, together with a slight acidity. This is balanced by malty more sweet flavour. You can also taste the yeast and some alcohol. Not a bad flavour, but not special. There are more Belgians like this (like the ones I mentioned before). The palate is good. Medium body and carbonation, slightly dry feeling. The finish is not extremely long, but contains some nice almondy alcohol flavours. Nice one.

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a rugged burnt pale yellow to orange color with a nice looking level foamy head that dissipated evenly leaving some foamy rings. The aroma balanced nicely between citrusy and floral hops eventually. But a big bold puckering sour citrus hit me first. Some Belgian sugars do sort the end of it out nicely. The flavor ends up yielding to the Belgian sweet citrus and floral hoppiness. Puckering sour effect still comes back, all blends into the aftertaste but the puckering sour seems to leave in the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. The "sour" seems to have glided out a lot more. Good carbonation with the hoppiness creating a nice bitterness about it. Overall, nice Belgian pale ale combining bitter hoppiness to the sour. I would have again.

lidor1995 (102) - ISRAEL - NOV 9, 2016
Little to no aroma, orange color and fruity taste with a bitter after taste, and a strong heavy palate

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