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


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RATINGS: 537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Kasteel Winter is a unique departure from the standard Christmas ales known for their potpourri of cinnamon and clove. In fact, it stands alone as one of the most decadent and elegant Quadruples of Belgium in its own right. This 11% ABV beer pours a Chestnut brown with an off-white head. The nose is rich, with a warming scent of Coffee, Toffee, and Dried Fruits. The mouthfeel is rich and sweet like that of melted candy. The key ingredients to this delicacy is Belgian Chocolate and Coffee...noteworthy phrases in any brewers handbook. All of these elements come together to provide an after taste reminiscent of a tootsie roll.

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wiedrzensky (966) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2017
On tap. Pours dark with thick beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, almond, cocoa. Taste is light bitter, slightly acidic notes, lot of chocolate on tongue. Heavy body, slick texture, soft carbonation, light coffee bittery finish.

Pinball (12414) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2017
as barista chocolate quad.
clear dark brown, smooth small light brown head.
Aroma is dominated by chocolate , not super dark chocolate, but not sweet chocolate either. say 50% pure chocolate or thereabouts, below the chocolate i sense some dried dark fruits.
flavor is a fairly weird sour dark dried fruits with notes of chocolate, and a strong chocolate aftertaste. Palate is quite nice, but i can't get used to the sour chocolate flavor. so weird.

Bitek (823) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 29, 2017
Kakao, biała czekolada, pierniczki z nadzieniem śliwkowym, przyprawy, alkohol. Średnio treściwe (a może nawet nieco mniej) dość słodkie, chociaż zarazem daleko do ulepka. Średnia goryczka, głównie alkoholowa. Finisz ciut przyprawowo pikantny. Średnie do wysokiego wysycenie. Aromat zdecydowanie fajniejszy niż smak.

deepdrinker (317) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 Roasted aroma. Dark brown in appearance with chocolate and caramel flavours. By no means a session beer !

biilz (235) - SPAIN - NOV 20, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2017 Очень нетипичный и оригинальный по вкусу Бельгийский Эль. Запах очень приторный, ванильный. Вкус открывается ярко, шоколадно ликерный. Послевкусие очень мягкое в основном шоколадное. Очень интересный экземпляр.

KnutAlbert (6797) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle as Kasteel Chocolate Quad. Rather sweet milk chocolate, this is a sweet sticky brew that you could safely avoid.

hopscotch (11313) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle... Pours hazy and dark brown with a small, creamy, cappuccino-colored head. The aroma is a wonderful mélange of intense, rich mocha, moderately roasted malts, dark candy sugar, vanilla and light notes of dark, sticky, dried fruits – dates mostly, maybe some fig. Medium to full-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor doesn’t quite deliver on the promises of the nose, but it’s tasty nonetheless. Lightly sweet, mildly roasty and far more balanced than many Belgian and Belgian-style quads. I’m digging this. I took a chance and am very pleasantly surprised.

txspartan (1062) - Berchem, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2017
Roasted malt aroma. Some burnt bread, some caramel. Some licorice. Interesting flavour.

Luneylane (249) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - NOV 6, 2017
A bottle from Jason's in Muzha. Aroma: sweet, undefinably chocolately. Appearance: cola, 1mm. tan lacing. Palate: medium-bodied and creamy, soft carbonation, long, sweet finish. Taste: heavily sweet, chocolate. I like chocolate, but not in my beer. Yuk.

dimeon (495) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 4, 2017
A: Dark brown-black with a small tan head.
N: You can smell the chocolate from miles away. Sweet milk chocolate and faint hints of coffee.
T: Sweet milk chocolate on the palate as well. Also quite fruity.
P: Full
O: Nice-tasting beer, but the overwhelming chocolate does make it a bit one-dimensional.

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