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

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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SanfordBrewer (1545) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Translucent mahogany with thin beige head. Full body with high carbonation.

Aroma: chocolate, sweet coffee, darkened sugar, belgian yeast funk, dark belgian ale phenols.

Taste: brlgian yeast esters and phenols, chocolate soda , coffee candy, some alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidf93 (97) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 21, 2017
Dark colour, rich chocolate taste, alcohol well hidden, nice roasted flavours, smooth texture. Lovely beer

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (1093) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2017
On tap as Kasteel Barista chcolate quad.. Dark brown minimal head on top. Yuge espresso coffee aroma. Gentle coffee flavor. Really easy going and light considering the abv. Somewhat one dimensional, but quite nice nevertheless.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Myonlyvice (282) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle as "Barista Chocolate." Dark brown with a big creamy off white head. Aroma: Really big aroma with Chocolate, vanilla, espresso, yeast, dried fruits and caramel. Taste. Sweet with a bit of sourness, sligt loasty bitterness and a long finish of dark chocolate and coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (7063) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle label as "Barista Chocolate Quad" . Dark ruby/ brownish color. Aroma is chocolate candy, coffee, and slight dark fruit note. Flavor is heavy on chocolate, mild yeast, solid in the coffee nuances. The booze is pretty well hidden and it drinks much, much lighter than the ABV level.

Overall, it is a nice adjuncted Belgian Strong Ale. I enjoy the mouthfeel the most, creamy texture with a deep roasted finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skarecrow (640) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2017
330ml bottle Dark brown with tan head. Chocolate aroma with notes of coffee, Christmas cake, and banana. Sweet smooth chocolate palate and finish. Yummy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MasDen (344) - Mogilev, BELARUS - MAY 4, 2017
Aroma: Chocolate, ice cream, vanilla. Appearance: Dark with brown head. Taste: Coffee, ice cream, vanilla, sweetness Palate: Full body, light carbonation

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fanni (19) - HUNGARY - APR 29, 2017
caramel, herbs, basement aromas, alcohol, black, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, creamy, lively, bitter,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgrtnr (134) - Augsburg, GERMANY - APR 16, 2017
As Barista Chocolate Quad. Dark brown, beige creamy foam head. Coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt. Alcohol well hidden. Quite bitter with malty hint. Creamy texture, full body, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
geolgau (169) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - APR 11, 2017
0.33 bottle, as Chocolate Quad. Chestnut brown, white head. Nose is pure coffee candy. Also, a bit coffee liquor, chocolate. Medium-full body, light carbonation. Taste is sweet, with almost no bitterness. Flavors: milk chocolate, cold coffee. Weird, in a good way. Its good!


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