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


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RATINGS: 1334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (2210) - - JAN 19, 2013
Pours dark cola with quickly dissipating head. Aroma is dark fruit. Taste adds cherry banana and leather. Very sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evilman (166) - Taverny, FRANCE - JAN 21, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2017 That?s what I?m talking about. Perfect for my taste. A splendid beer, strong character and alcohol level, deep taste, and a pleasant bitterness overall. Alcohol is present in mouth, but in a good way, giving the aftertaste even more personality. Somewhat similar to Gulden Draak, which is definitely not a bad thing, and makes a perfect combination for strong beer lovers. Mandatory! APPROVED BY TAVERNY?S BLACK METAL CREW!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
buddybutch (72) - Nantes, FRANCE - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown color. Fruity aroma, light caramel. Really sweet, some cherry taste. The flavour you could have eating a black forest/fort noir cake. Really like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RaduPopovici (20) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - JAN 7, 2017
Nice dark-brown color, with a ruby hue when kept in light. The head is small and not persistent. Aroma is mostly on the sweet side with hints of caramel, dark bread, dark fruits (raisins, dried figs and plums), chocolate and spices, maybe vanilla and cloves; also very moderate acid and alcoholic hints. Taste is also on the sweet side, with just a little bitterness but enough to make a balance and not let the sweetness to become overwhelming. Same hints of dark bread, dark fruits, caramel, chocolate and spices. Low carbonation and full body, creamy, warm and velvety in the mouth. Besides the sweetness, the beer is thirst quenching and easy to drink. It is a robust beer, but nevertheless a complex and refined one. Its tasty and aromatic, with a well integrated alcohol, great when paired with food and desserts. What else could you ask from a beer?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
basjansen14 (96) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2017
Bier ruikt zeer en zeer zoet. Smaak is wederom zeer zoet, smaakt alsof er 20 suikerklontjes inzitten. Zo zoet dat het niet meer lekker is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (505) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2016 9 jaar oude fles (75 cl) gedronken. Mooi donkerbruin bier. Bijna geen schuimkraag en carbonatie meer. Mooi dik robuust aroma en volle smaak van porto, noten, hout, cognac, pruimen, rozijntjes. Warme lange afdronk. Zeer soepel in de mond. Zacht voor zijn 11 %. Zeer lekker degustatiebier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rumore (186) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 20, 2016
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours almost completely black, worth irregular white foam. Aroma is relatively intense of licorice, fruits under spirits. Body is dense, with lots of stickiness and some carbonation tickling the tongue. Taste starts sweet, very sweet, but with bitterness emerging later. Finish is long and sweet, with some more carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sam22 (3) - FRANCE - DEC 13, 2016 does not count
Une bire qui de prime abord ne paye pas de mine, oui elle est forte mais cel ne se ressent pas en bouche immediatement. De nombreux aromes sexpriment et cest plaisant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (3325) - SPAIN - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle 33cl @ Cerveceria Internacional, Seville, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Malt, caramel, raisins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rotaldinho (177) - Paris, FRANCE - NOV 28, 2016
Dark brown, ruby red, malt, dried/candied fruit, alcohol, yeast, plum, slight raisin, Oily, pleasant aftertaste

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JamesMcGowan (2) - KINGSTON UPON THAMES, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016 does not count
This is, and remains, one of my absolute favourite beers for the winter months. I can taste caramel, dates, sherry, molasses and a hint of dark malt with an aftertaste thats intensely sweet but never cloying. Not at all viscous, and with very little head. I had this on tap once and it was absolutely exceptional. Highly recommended.

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