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

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RATINGS: 533   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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3.6
Bitek (802) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 23, 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.

4
biilz (209) - 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.

2.1
KnutAlbert (6792) - 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.

3.8
hopscotch (11242) - 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.

3.7
txspartan (1061) - Berchem, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2017
Roasted malt aroma. Some burnt bread, some caramel. Some licorice. Interesting flavour.

1.5
Luneylane (233) - 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.

3.5
dimeon (467) - 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.

3.6
Scopey (15747) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Keg at Delirium. It pours darkest brown - black with a decent beige head. The aroma is earthy, toasty, coffee grounds, chocolate powder, coffee cake and gateaux. The taste is rich roasted malt, bitter - sweet, earthy, boosty, earthy roast, coffee, coffee cake, milk chocolate, candy, bit of spice, charred wood and leather with a drying and toasty finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Perfectly enjoyable. Coffee meets Belgian strong. Not bad at all.

3.7
Oleg85 (264) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - OCT 31, 2017
Очень хороший квад. Как я люблю: меньше карамели - больше чернослива. Плюс, конечно, шоколад.

4
Eastwood (496) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2017
Tomada en Cervecer�a Kraken de botella de botella. Cacao y cafe en una cerveza de Kasteel es garantia de maravilla. Me encanta.


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