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


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RATINGS: 1365   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopfenWeisse (1521) - - MAY 13, 2012
330ml bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear amber colour with small head. Sweet, malty, alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FireGlider (561) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedirektor (19) - - MAY 22, 2017
very dark, almost roasted taste. The 11 percent is noticable in taste but adds a new dimension to the beer. Its not stingy, its very mild and pours in quite quickly. I like a colder kasteelbeer than 12 degrees celcius. It has a mildbitteraftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikokaoja (209) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mviljamaa (137) - Jyvskyl, 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fischersfriend (16) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neandertaal (56) - ESTONIA - MAY 6, 2017
See lu ei ole meldud joomiseks. Magustoitu sa ju ei joo. Alkohol maitses tuntav ja seest teeb soojaks. Suureprane lu igeks puhuks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djcampbell (99) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2017
Hodně dobr pivo s přjemnou kořeněnou vůn i aromatem, obohacen o krmovou pěnu a skvěl řz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wozap (862) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoestring (388) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2017
Wow. Easy put away. Oily palate with lovely fruit in mouth. Dangerous at strength . Wow again. Thanks to Szymon whose folks brought for Belgium, via poland. Sweeteners in there with dry finish. Smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimbo2 (427) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2017
Very classically Belgian. Lots of body, low carbonation, esters, dried fruit, malty sweetness, low bitternes. Some alcohol. Very nice!

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