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

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RATINGS: 1352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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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3.3
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2009
This was from a 750 ml bottle.Poured a dark amber with a nice tan head.Aromas were of brown sugar,malt molassas.The taste was sweet and almost like some wines with hints of cherry and plum.For some reason I did not think it was that great,maybe a little too sweet.

4.4
jimhilt (2634) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Pours a four-finger brown head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Mahogany/brown color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Malty nose. Flavor is caramel, dark fruit, sweet. Clean finish. High ABV is hidden. I need more of these to cellar! Bottled Jul 2007, $4.20 for a 330ml bottle from a Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

3.2
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle. Very dark brown colour with a small beige head. Sweet malty aroma. The flavour is very sweet, malty, fruity and slightly yeasty. Medium-bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Too sweet for me.

3.1
bkurtz (1146) - LITHUANIA - JAN 1, 2009
Poured dark mahogany with a light brown head. Roasted/burnt malts with chocolate and cfruit notes. Good beer. but a little too sweet.

3.7
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2008
33cl dark brown, smooth fully round tast, strong taste of the dark sugars. malty en heavy alcohol taste

3.5
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Hazy brown pour with a small white head. Yeasty, malty aroma. Flavor is fruity and yeasty: caramel and dark fruit, plums and cane sugar. Lightly spicy. Nice.

3.4
Straling (363) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2008
Bottle 33cl. Pours a dark ruby colour with a small size head and almost no carbonation. Vague aroma of sweet fruits and raising, needed a few smells to get this out. Taste is more clear, very very sweet taste with fruits and spices, has a bit of taste like gluh wine there too. Nice strong ale.

3.8
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours a brown body with a tan head. Dark fruit, plum, apple, and raisin with a big etoh bite. Lots of spices cinnamon and nutmeg come to palate. Light toffee and nutty flavors. Good brew.

3.9
Gary (2094) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 I love the bottle label it resembles the Duff brewry from The Simpsons. This beer is hardcore Just looking at the label gives me a head spin Woah this is like a classy ghetto fuel if that aint contrading thinz notes of burnt fruit like plum and prunes with apple esters Its ridiculosly sweet and malty I like it though a nice sipper by fire and all that festive bulshit

3.8
Bontus (807) - Flanders, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2008
Bottle. Glasswork is amazing. Pours near black brown with a mostly diminishing light brown head. Strong nose. Creamy oily texture. Full bodied beer. Soy sauce and port in aroma. Also cookies, nuts & toffee. Alcoholic finish.


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