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

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RATINGS: 1328   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 12C (54F) (Translation by Martinus)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienLaforgue (3) - FRANCE - JUL 26, 2016 does not count
En bouche, cette bire est surprenante. Elle est lgre, onctueuse et ronde. Les malts torrfis apportent des notes de caramel, de caf et de chocolat. Au fil de la dgustation la Kasteel Donker savre plus complexe qu la premire gorge !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fules (914) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2016
Hosszan tart, nagy bzs sznű hab, sttbarna, majdnem fekete sznű. Illata tipikus belga barna - fűszeres, karamelles. ze nagyon intenzv desks karamellel nyit, lecsengskor elősejlik nmi korianderes, komls fűszeressg. Utzt a karamell s a kandiscukor uralja. Sajnos tl des, emiatt egy kicsit melytő, egybknt finom sr lenne. rezni hogy erős sr. A nagy cukor s alkohol tartalombl egy igen testes sr szletett.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5100) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head. Strong malty flavour with spices in background. Full bodied yet amazingly easy to drink. Pure liquid pleasure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (3357) - Srumsand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2016
Kasteel bruin-brune 2010. Mrk brun med hyt beige skum. Lukter brunt sukker, kandis og noe ntter + eddik. Kjenner stlig smak sammen med alkohol og eddik. Er nok litt for gammel denne, s jeg m legge meg p snittet.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (1050) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Very dark brown, beige lacing. Dried fruity nose and taste, sweet, dark, vinous. Lively carbonation, good body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nevalainen (640) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Clear very dark brown color with creamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, fruits, a little roasty. Taste is heavy sweet with notes of caramel and warming alcohol finish. A bit sticky mouthfeel. Overall a very nice beer. Definitely worth of trying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1450) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
DWF; Bottle 75cl, drunk at Cardinal. Poured moderate, dark brown with a lasting creamy, lacing and lasting head. Nose is moderate to heavy, toasted malt, caramel, yeast, dark dried fruit, sugar and light spice. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a caramel, lasting warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is lively.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuspoenari (1844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark bworn pour with a fine-grained beige head and visible carbonation. Dried fruit, like prunes, figs, raisins, alongside notes of caramel and subtle yeast. A bit too sweet for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1868) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2016
Sample at Bryggeridagarna festival at Skansen, Stockholm. 2015 edition, from 750ml bottle. Great version, sweet without being too sugary and too much. Well hidden alcohol.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjogro (3045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle sampled at home. Clear dark brown, with creme head. Jellybeans, winegums, some sugar, bready, malty, yeasty, gumball coatings. Sweet, faint bitter. About medium body, under average carbonation. Palate feels nice but very sweet and candy like, not at all what I like.


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