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

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RATINGS: 1354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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A strong Belgian brown ale.
After extensive tasting, trying to fulfil increasingly strict requirements, the brewmaster obtains a creamy, dark Belgian brown ale: Kasteelbier. The quality of the past is still unmatched and the beloved taste is very much of the present. Kasteelbier is a dark, artisanal beer, soft and mild, full and creamy. It can age for many, many years, as indicated on the bottle. 11% abv, serve at 12°C (54°F) (Translation by Martinus)

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3.8
malibrat (191) - Pula, CROATIA - FEB 13, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Fina slatkasta aroma , slad i grožđice. Tijelo je solidne punoće i blago gazirano. Okus je poprilično sladak , recimo u rangu Gulden Draaka. Grožđice i šljiva dominiraju okusom , dakle pivo je više voćno nego karamelasto ili medno. Kiselkastost donekle ublažava slatkoću. Gorčine nema. Alkohol od 11% je fino uklopljen i ne dominira , ali normalno je da poslje popijene flaše osjetiš kako ti se lice malko zacrveni , pa to i jesu zimska piva koja služe tome. :) Na kraju , aftertaste je nekako između kiselkastosti i slatkosti i malo je vodenast . Mislim da će nekome jedina 'veća' zamjerka biti malo jača slatkoća , ali ako volite već spominjani Gulden Draak , ovo bi vam se pivo trebalo isto sviđati. Samo što je ovaj malko kiselkastiji od njega , i malo tanjeg tijela.

4.2
oblaten (56) - SPAIN - JAN 25, 2018
Ale fuerte belga. Color marrón muy oscuro. Poca espuma. Carbonatación ligera y burbujas pequeñas. Gusto muy dulce que esconde el alcohol. El caramelo creo que es el gusta as sobresaliente, malta, pan tostado, algún tipo de fruta que no logro identificar. No tiene prácticamente amargor. El retrogusto es bastante agradable, no seco. Cuerpo medio-alto, aunque la sensación es relativamente ligera. Un cerveza bastante aceptable de gusto muy dulce.

4.2
NiklasT (158) - SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2018 Very dark mahognyalmost black, with a thin beige head. Clear. Aroma heavy, with lots of raisins balanced with the yeastiness. Taste more dried fruit (dates, figs) and a lot of caramel. Sweet, a bit too sweet at the start but there is a lingering bitterness that adds on and takes over at the end. Very good!

3
Quick3Beers (1556) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Pours a rich brown from a bottle, thick off-white head dissipates leaving some lacing. Big sweet caramel malt aroma, followed by a sweet brown sugar, light vanilla flavor. Very sweet, as others have mentioned. Not sure cellaring would diminish the sweetness, but would likely introduce new flavor elements to make it more interesting. Good beer.

3.6
BroSpud (2302) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Bottle (750ml). Nice looking dark brown pour with a tan head. Not too boozy but was too sweet for my tastes. Wish I had aged this one for awhile.

3.4
panda_brewmaster (229) - Bournemouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2018 Aromas od yeast, overripe banana and some alcohol. Taste is malty, caramelized sugar, overripe cherries. After is quite sweet overpowering the bitter. A bit too sweet for me.

3.8
jsnicholas (725) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle (750ml). Dark brown with tan head. Light caramel aroma. Taste is sweet and chocolate. Finish with some warming. Medium, creamy carbonation. This is a great desert beer.

4.1
chinchill (5449) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2017
330 ml stubby brown bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Pours with very little head despite a vigorous pour, yet a durable partial coat and ring somehow appears and lingers on and on. Clear dark mahogany body. Loads of dark dried fruit aromas. The flavor is sweet too sweet IMO -- but not so sweet as to impede consumption, largely because some subtle but countering bitter shows up in the finish and aftertaste. Hints of green apples with the dark dried fruits.

4.1
Daboch (263) - Gdansk, POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2018 Ciemne przezroczyste piwo, piana średnia. Aromat winny lekko alkoholowy w tle owoce. Smak owocowy, rodzynki, śliwki, lekko słodki, dobrze skomponowany. Ciekawe przyjemne piwo

3.4
biilz (309) - SPAIN - DEC 6, 2017
Аромат алкогольный, ощущается карамель. Густая пена быстро исчезает, цвет темный. Во вкусе чувствуется алкоголь, Бельгийский шоколад немного кофе и очень много ванили. Послевкусие мягкое и длинное, в основном это ваниль и шоколад. Пиво очень приторное, также удовольствию мешает обильный и стойкий аромат алкоголя.


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