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

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RATINGS: 536   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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3.8
geolgau (518) - 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. It’s good!

4.1
Jimbo2 (554) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2017 As Chocolate Quad. Soft, big mouthfeel, low carbonation, lingering chocolatey finish, dried fruits and chestnuts. Big on coffee as well.

3.9
vinivini (3075) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 5, 2017
Opaque brown with mahogany highlights. Good ivory head. The aroma is really chocolaty, with additional candy, fruity esters, toasted malts. Medium to full body. The taste has a basic quad profile with light dark chocolate addition. Dry cocoa finish. Quite good yet I doubt the chocolate made it better

3.4
cgarvieuk (26089) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2017
bottle at home ... dark red black ...thin tan lacing ... soft sweet artificial chocolate .. dark malt roast malts ... soft sweet chocolate .. heavy sweet chocolate malts ... rich woody chocolate malts.. tiny spice

3.9
Qnex (33) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAR 30, 2017
A beautiful chocolate malt smell. Aroma is hitting you with the belgian chocolate taste, cacao, small traces of coffee, toasted bread, yeast, dried fruits. The high alcohol is good blend in.


Bottle 330ml, Kasteel glass


3.9
TaxiDriver (1847) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2017
A unbelievable strong smell of malt, chocolate and cacao, a soft alcoholic touch is hiding in the background. The small fizzy beige head disappears fast, the body is black. A malty and light fruity taste, cacao, chocolate. The body is strong, creamy and oily with a soft carbonation. A very good beer for the fireplace!

4.3
BigM90 (6) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2017 does not count
Fantastiskt god smak! Roligt med den tydliga eftersmaken av choklad i denna stil! Passar som desertöl. Besviken på skumkronan, då den var ljus och snabbt avtagande. Annars ett intressant utseende för stilen. Mycket mörk rödbrun ton. Klar(trots bottensats i flaskan) med till synes lätt kolsyra. Maltigt söt, banan, avsaknad av humle. Äldre herre. Mjuk, stor kropp, klibbig, lätt karbonerad, lätt beska i bakgrunden.

4.1
einherjar (476) - Rijeka, CROATIA - MAR 13, 2017
Black color, medium beige head. Aroma coffee, vanilla, alcohol hint. Taste coffee, toffee, dry fruits, chocolate, spices. I like it.

3.8
crajun (1268) - , Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2017
interesting beer. had bomber with the chocolate quad label. dark pour but ruby on edges. aroma of light chocolate powder some toffee and fruit? palate thinner than I expected. Taste not as good as aroma but a good beer. better warm. some light chocolate - should have been thicker.

4.1
Demens (498) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 10, 2017
0,33l bottle. (Barista Chocolate Quad version) Dark brown colour with lasting/lacing off-white head. Aroma: Caramel, chocolate, light roasted coffee beans with raisin, dry fruits, vanilla. Taste: Very sweet (marcipan/almond) start with lots of spicey (pumpkin/nutmeg/popcorn) tone with apleasent bitter mouthfeel. A little bit messy and unusual but not in a good way. Has a smooth texrure but the high alcohol is quite noticable. Full body with soft carbonation. Long sweet and spicey finish. Not bad at all but a bit strange with a lots of unusual taste. I don’t know what’s the difference between the the Barista and the Winter version.


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