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

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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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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3.5
fonefan (49554) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015

Bottle 750ml. corked @ home.

[ As Kasteel Winter ].
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, chocolate beans. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate beans, coffee, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - fizzy, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20141231]

3.3
yespr (45869) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
33 cl bottle as Barista Chocolate Quad. Pours clear and golden amber to brown with a dmall tan head. Aroma is caramelish and toffee. Vanilla, caramelish, toasted and mild citric fruity. Toasted and lingering fruity. Toasted malty and caramelish finish.

3.7
Ungstrup (37889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2016
Bottled. A brown beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of coffee, chocolate, alcohol, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and prunes, leading to a dry roasted finish.

3.3
anders37 (26726) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle as Barista Chocolate Quad. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy coffee chocolate aroma. Slightly roasted malty chocolate coffee and vanilla flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy chocolate and coffee finish.

3.5
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled (from Alko Prisma, Vaasa). Very deep coppery colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Not much else. And the same goes for the flavour. A surprisingly big coffee beer for being Belgian, but over this I would take the brune/bruin any day.

3.1
Travlr (25256) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is mostly coffee, thin body.

3.1
madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
18th January 2014
Almost opaque dark brown beer, small bubbly tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Sweet malts, light floralness. Toffee streak and something vaguely like cheap chocolate. Little spice. Light semi dry finish brings mild marmite. Lots of flavour here but I could not drink much of this, gets chewy.

3.4
cgarvieuk (24793) - 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
Beerhunter111 (21481) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2015
Dunkel rötlichbraune Farbe, ordentliche beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr nach Kaffe, Schokolade, reife Früchte, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, viel Schokolade, aber auch deutlich fruchtig nach reifen roten Beeren, Espresso, sehr interessant und lecker!

3.8
Rasmus40 (21343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 210815


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