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


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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
An unequalled beer, at the top of the Kasteel spectrum.The aroma and flavour of Cuvée are those of a Kasteel Donker, that aged 10 years in the cellars of the castle, noble and strong.

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Kauge (2212) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 17, 2018
Bottle. BB 04.2020. Pours dark, ruby-brown, with light beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel and red berries, and a mix of spices (I think I get some nutmeg hints). Tastes along the same lines with a certain black bread dough sidenote. Haven't had a good dark BSA in a long time, I'm really enjoying this even though it's so damn sweet. That said, as it's a bit warmer now, it's not as good as before - sticky and boozy, some licorice hints appear... Seemed better at first!

nephirem (698) - CROATIA - MAR 5, 2018
Bottle, 0.33l. Deep ruby pour, almost black on sight. One finger soapy off-white head, quickly diminishing. Some lacing. Malty nose, caramel, slightly roasted, hint of cocoa. Medium body, medium carbonation. Creamy texture, thick and smooth. Bittersweet taste, some roasted notes. Aroma of malts, caramel and roasted, belgian yeast, wheat. Hints of forest fruits and berries, liquorice. Woody. Syrup. Herbal peppery notes. A bit boozy towards the finish with nicely warming mouthfeel but overall alcohol is decently hidden. Overall, pretty good brew. Very enjoyable on a cold winter evening. Tasty.

walsted (1) - - FEB 24, 2018 does not count
A very nice and fuld body beer. Very easy on the pallate and little sweet. Still strong and you Can feel the alcohol bit the aftertaste is A very Nice flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kustie (1418) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2018
Bottle. Dark ruby color with tanned head. Aroma has raisins, plums, caramel, dark malt. Taste is malty sweet with long quite sweet aftertaste. Flavors of dark malt, raisins, plums, caramel and wood.

DraftDodger (1895) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2018
Copenhagen 18/2 2018. 33 cl bottle from Ølhandleren in Hørning. Black serious looking label as is fitting for an beer with a ABV of 11%. Pours clear very dark brown with red hue. Little white head. Settles as thin almost transparent layer of foam. Moderate lacing. Aroma is rich and sweet. Fermented apples, vanilla, prunes and a healthy dose of alcohol. Fairly strong carbonation and medium thick texture. Flavor has strong sweetness partly balanced by medium bitterness. Light alcoholic burn. Aftertaste is bitter sweet and boozy. Sweet alcohol bomb with a decent balance and a lot of smell and taste.

nutjes (1440) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2018
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Zwart met een dunne gebroken witte schuimkraag. G: Gedroogd fruit, toffee, wat okkernoot en wat chocolade. S; Zoet. Chocolade, gedroofd fruit en ook wat karamel. Alcoholwarmte. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.

malibrat (261) - Pula, CROATIA - FEB 7, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Fina sladna i voćna aroma. Okus je isto voćni , lagano na bananu i za Belgijska piva uvijek prisutne začine. Alkohol je kao kod svih Kaštelana 'velikog kalibra' i ima moćnih 11mm tj. 11% :) Gaziranost je malo izražajnija. Nije baš neko izbalansirano pivo , ali takvi su svi Kasteelci pa sam i prije nego sam ga probao bio spreman na to. Uglavnom solidno pivo za ljubitelje 'veliko kalibarskih' piva :)

Aggiebob (1477) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2018 Bottle. Black in color with a nice lasting tan head and minimal lacing. The aroma has notes of dark fruit - raisens and plum, Candi sugar, and some mollases. The taste is sweet. There is ample booziness as well. Nice.

dorain (824) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2018
Aus der Flasche (Vintage 2010 - bbe 27-05-2015) im 2018-01 getrunken. Oh ha ein mindestens 7 Jahre altes, fettes Kasteel - perfekt ausgereift und einfach nur süffig. Klasse!

kapusil (1598) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 19, 2018
0.75l bottle vintage 2016. Dark ruby body with a light brown head. Sweet aroma with notes of caramel, dark sugar, raisins, plums and some spices. The taste is quite alcoholic first, but it mellows out and then chocolate, caramel, plums, raisins and spicy hops show up. It's easy to tell that this is a strong beer both from the aroma and the taste, but I like it.

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