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

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RATINGS: 1344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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fischersfriend (37) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Aroma , Abundant malt, very deep dark fruits, molasses. syrup . Appearance, Dark brown, mahogany Taste, Freaking amazing. Extreme malting, rum soaked deep dark fruits. Palate, Extremely smooth rich, silkiiness . Does not have a bitter aftertaste but leaves a blackberry aftertaste. Overall, If this is not a world class beer I have never had one.It has the total package, with drinkability through the roof. Its a stand alone sipper that gets better has it warms.One of the best beers I have ever had. . Having had all the tip Belgium beers including Westveterlan 12. I would say it holds its own with any of them. Cant wait too pick up a few if these to cellar.

3.8
neandertaal (79) - ESTONIA - MAY 6, 2017
See õlu ei ole mõeldud joomiseks. Magustoitu sa ju ei joo. Alkohol maitses tuntav ja seest teeb soojaks. Suurepärane õlu õigeks puhuks.

3.6
djcampbell (355) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2017
Hodně dobré pivo s příjemnou kořeněnou vůní i aromatem, obohacený o krémovou pěnu a skvělý říz.

4.1
wozap (992) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - APR 20, 2017
Butelka do 01.2017. Brunatno-brązowe, lepkie. Piana mizerna, szybko redukuje do trwałej obrączki. Aromat to suszone owoce, wyraźne rodzynki, sherry, likierowe owoce. W smaku słodycz, likierowe owoce, momentalnie rozgrzewający gardło przyjemny alkohol. Degustacyjne, deserowe, treściwe. Nasycenie średnie, do niskiego.

4.1
shoestring (427) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2017
Wow. Easy put away. Oily palate with lovely fruit in mouth. Dangerous at strength . Wow again. Thanks to Szymon whose folks brought for Belgium, via poland. Sweeteners in there with dry finish. Smooth

3.6
Jimbo2 (554) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2017
Very classically Belgian. Lots of body, low carbonation, esters, dried fruit, malty sweetness, low bitternes. Some alcohol. Very nice!

4.2
yaff (67) - la fontalaye, FRANCE - APR 10, 2017
à la maison. Bière très sombre , au parfum épicé , presque café. En bouche , le goût caramélisé l’emporte , retour boisé. Vrai régal pour l’apéritif avec du fromage ou des raisins secs.

4.3
stupre (531) - Nanterre, FRANCE - APR 2, 2017
33 cl bottle purchased @ La caisse de bière. Une des meilleures Kasteel à mon goût. Maltée et boisée avec une beau final tout en rondeur.

2.8
Acaro (308) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 23, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2017 Aroma: Strong caramel and subtle alcohol notes. Appearance: Dark brown color with hazy liquid and tan brown head. Taste: Heavy sweetness and light sour notes. Palate: Full body with oily liquid and average carbonation. Long sweet astringent finish, alcohol touch. Overall: Beer to have with heavy meals. Recommended for winter and to drink slowly.

3.8
nephirem (625) - CROATIA - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Deep amber pour, cloudy. One finger off-white head with very good retention. Lasting thin layer. Thick lacing. Nose is heavy malt, yeast, slight alcohol. Touch of roastiness. Medium body with quite aggressive carbonation. Thick and oily on the tongue. Taste is..... excessively sweet. Strikes as a sugar bomb! Aroma of heavy malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar. Syrupy. Molasses. A bit sticky. Poor job on hiding the high ABV despite all the sweetness. Boozy. Lots of aocohol. Nicely warming, perhaps not so nicely balanced but! - sill nice nonetheless. Interesting aftertaste, a touch of citrus to it. Somewhat woody. Dry finish. Overall, quite interesting. And if you can tolerate the sweetness - quite tasty. Pretty good drink to enjoy on cold winter evenings. Good one.


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