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


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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Luneylane (134) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - DEC 21, 2016
A bottle at the Cafe Bastille, near Tai Power Building. Aroma: prunes, fruit gums, very inviting! Appearance: just like cola, no head to speak of. Palate: full-bodied and sweet. A long, malty, sweet finish. Taste: very smooth, the alcohol is well-hidden. Unfortunately too sweet for me, once is enough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (527) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2016
75 cl. Room temperature. Hazy murky brown, small tanned head with slight lacings. Aroma is complex, sweet notes of brown sugar, pear, banana as well as cellar notes of sherry and spices. Taste is balanced sweet and bitter, dark bread, brown sugar, pears, defined hoppy bitter character without being exaggerated, cinnamon, clove and yeasty notes, slight oaky finish. Big body, medium carbo. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CyborgX (96) - THAILAND - NOV 2, 2016
Large Bottle - taste is strong and well balanced. Nothing dominates the palette, and it is neither sweet nor bitter, but shows its true colours slightly with a touch of alcohol on the tongue. Drunk at a pleasant comfortable pace, it goes down very easily. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
exRAID (154) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 2, 2016
На нос - болгарс& ракия, на вкус слабова& тело пустое, послевк& тоже пустое.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aphasialiu (35) - TAIWAN - OCT 22, 2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2016
330ml 2012 - cellared for 4 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a dark murky brown. Head is small, very lightly tanned and mostly lasting. Aroma is sweet and complex; amontillado sherry, date loaf, muscatels, caramelized banana’s, Belgian candy sugar, juniper berries, cloves, star anise and nutmeg. Flavour sweet and complex with a very light herbaceous hop bitterness; barley bread, spiced fruit mince, brandied pears, cooked brown sugar, juniper berries, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and notes of herbs and oak in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, a thick texture and a very long warming finish. At 4 years old this shows absolutely no signs what-so-ever of deteriorating!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (612) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown, small head. Aroma: caramel, raisins, oak, toffee. Taste: multi-layer, a bit sweet, warming, caramel, soft alcohol in the end. Good balance. Full body. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (3774) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle 33cl @ Cervezas Diferentes, Coslada, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Roasted malt, chocolate, sweet, dried fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2016
- leicht durchsichtig schwarze Farbe mit geringer Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Pflaume, Banane, Bitterschokolade und einem Hauch von Portwein - der höhere Alkoholgehalt schwingt bereits leicht, aber nicht unangenehm mit - die Carbonisierung ist mir für diesen Biertyp etwas zu hoch, dadurch wirkt es einfach zu spritzig - geschmacklich wird die beschriebene Aromenvielfalt noch durch eine leichte Zimtnote ergänzt - angenehm ist, dass der doch höhere Alkoholgehalt kaum hervorsticht - der Abgang wird dann noch durch eine röstige Süße verschönt Fazit: Interessantes Bier, aber die beschriebenen 10 Jahre Lagerzeit sind Werbe-Unfug

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1763) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Aroma is boozy, caramel, wood, dry, spice, toffee, goodish. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, hazy. Taste is fruity, dark fruit, dry, wood, caramel, butterscotch, spices, nice. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, dry woody caramel aftertaste. Overall, the booze is well-hidden, and while it isn’t as complex as others, still quite nice.

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