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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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edpeg (906) - Berlin, - FEB 18, 2012
Had this beer some time ago, transferring data from database before Januar I was using to rate beer. As I drink this again I will add a complete review.


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ericdevette (2) - - NOV 23, 2017 does not count
Not good. Much too sweet. A strong Belgian brown ale. After extensive tasting, trying to fulfil increasingly strict requirements, the brewmaster obtains a creamy, dark Belgian brown ale: Kasteelbier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
einherjar (467) - Rijeka, CROATIA - NOV 20, 2017
Dark brown color, medium beige head. Aroma coffee, caramel, chocolate. Taste very sweet, dry fruits, hints of caramel, alcohol surprisingly well hidden. Good, but after I saw it and smell it, expected more.

3.7
OminouSC2 (902) - Mora, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2017
Dark brown color, small brown head. Sweet aromas of yeast, alcohol, brown sugar, plums and blackcurrant juice. Sweet taste with alcohol, ripe bananas, blackcurrant juice, dried fruit and brown sugar.

4
Mortlach (2511) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 10, 2017
On tap @Mad for Beer (Rome). Bruna intensa, schiuma bianca media. Al naso sentori di frutta rossa (ciliegie), sherry, cioccolato, datteri, zucchero di canna. In bocca è dolce all'attacco con nota liquorosa e finale con leggera acidità da ciliegia. Corpo pieno, carbonazione media. Complessa, rotonda, appagante. Eccellente.

3.7
Leighton (22327) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Danny. Pours clear ruby with a creamy, tan head. The nose holds ripe berries, hints of toffee, brown bread. Medium to big sweet flavour with a lot of cherry, toffee, fruitcake, minimal bitterness. Medium to full bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Lightly warming finish, lots of ripe berries, toasted sugars. Fun, if a bit sweet.

3.4
Scopey (15747) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Bottle thanks to Dan. It pours cloudy darkest brown with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet, sticky, cola, dried fruits, sugary, candy, icing sugar, cherry cola, wet earth and dull spice. The taste is soft, toasty, sweet, oily, sugary, candy, cola, dried fruits, boozy, bit of spice, plain chocolate, icing sugar with a warming and sugary finish. Medium - full body, fine carbonation and slick mouth - feel. A bit too sweet and sugary. Fun anyhow.

3.9
pmonnier (8) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 29, 2017 does not count
A du corps. Bien équilibrée. Un peu trop sucrée mais agréable. Très peu d’amertume. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
evannell (1391) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 28, 2017
Ciemne piwo z obfita pianą, o mocno słodowo-alkoholowym aromacie. W smaku typowa belgijska słodycz, śliwki, alkohol. Fajne.

3.9
kaserov (991) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 17, 2017
Color marrón oscuro, turbio, con capa de espuma de un marrón claro o blanco amarronado de tres dedos de grosor (buena retención, se pega maravillosamente a las paredes del vaso y nunca llega a disiparse del todo). Carbonatación alta visualmente. Textura oleosa y ligeramente chispeante. Aroma a caramelo, fruta madura, reminiscencias de fruta en almíbar, azúcar y especias. Nada de alcohol en aroma. En boca entra dulce y termina dulce, podría ser el resumen. Mucha fruta madura, bizcocho, pan, caramelo, azúcar, especias. No tan abiertamente dulce, bajo mi punto de vista, como dicen la mayoría de usuarios. A muchos les pide maridaje salado, a mí no. Puedo beberla sin problemas. No capto el alcohol ni en boca ni posteriormente en la garganta. No quema. Si bien mucha gente parece odiarla, no puedo incluirme entre ellos. Me gusta y mucho, bien calentita.

3.6
Desverger (12941) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2017
[email protected], Copenhagen (06/08/2017) - pours hazy amber brown with a beige head. Sweet malty with brown sugar, caramel, dried fruits, yeasty, some spices, medium body, sweet malty finish.


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