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


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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgrtnr (86) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
geolgau (105) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimbo2 (396) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2017
As Chocolate Quad. Soft, big mouthfeel, low carbonation, lingering chocolatey finish, dried fruits and chestnuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (1926) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23255) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Qnex (25) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TaxiDriver (1775) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigM90 (6) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2017 does not count
Fantastiskt god smak! Roligt med den tydliga eftersmaken av choklad i denna stil! Passar som desertl. Besviken p skumkronan, d den var ljus och snabbt avtagande. Annars ett intressant utseende fr stilen. Mycket mrk rdbrun ton. Klar(trots bottensats i flaskan) med till synes ltt kolsyra. Maltigt st, banan, avsaknad av humle. ldre herre. Mjuk, stor kropp, klibbig, ltt karbonerad, ltt beska i bakgrunden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
einherjar (317) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (1217) - , 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.

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