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

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RATINGS: 1366   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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3.2
zaf (308) - - MAY 18, 2013
eccessivamente dolce..seppur meno dolce della montagnarde e anche di più piacevole bevuta,questa birra risulta comunque di bevuta difficile,appunto per l’eccessiva dolcezza


3.7
GhostS (318) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 17, 2017
Aromă dulcie, cu multe fructe și pere dulci, un duches veritabil, cu ceva miere, caramelă și malț. Gust dulce (spre foarte), duches (pere zaharate), cu ceva alcool și zahăr caramelizat, puțin zahăr ars. Foarte bună, dulce, balansată și plăcută.

4
Tezminator (222) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2017
Looks grand. Aroma: dark berries and sweet caramel. Taste is similar with Christmas spices, sultanas and something vanilla-like. Nice, creamy mouth-feel. It is not really my type of beer, but it is great nonetheless.

3.7
FireGlider (579) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 27, 2017
Dark amber color with medium brownish head. Raisins, dried fruit, caramel. Sweet creamy taste. Strong and full body. You can feel that strong alcohol content, but in strongness and warmth in aftertaste, rather than in taste itself.

4
thedirektor (22) - - MAY 22, 2017
very dark, almost roasted taste. The 11 percent is noticable in taste but adds a new dimension to the beer. It’s not stingy, it’s very mild and pours in quite quickly. I like a colder kasteelbeer than 12 degrees celcius. It has a mildbitteraftertaste.

2.9
Nikokaoja (238) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - MAY 22, 2017
22. 5. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Dark brown and efervescent creamy body with full rock on on CO2. High carbonisation really kills the head quickly. Very sweet flavour, no bitterness to counter it out. Should have been more balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
mviljamaa (157) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Pours with an attractive coffee colored head. Color is dark brown, coffee-like. Rich and sweet aroma has plums, raisins, some hot cocoa, cappuccino, espresso, yeast. Almost perfectly balanced palate. Rich and dessert like taste has cappuccino, espresso, coffee and chocolate ice cream, tiramisu, rum, slight notes of mint, vanilla. Very rich liquid dessert like beer and hugely enjoyable. This becomes a personal favorite in this genre. Just perfect.

5
fischersfriend (22) - 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 (62) - 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 (147) - 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 (891) - 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.


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