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

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RATINGS: 1335   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
It is a dark, sweet beer. Not something I might drink on a hot afternoon. However in the evening, this is my favorite beer. Heavy, filling, unique. I have never had a beer quite like this one. This beer is like "Port" is to Wine. It is a beer with a different, unique flavor, that is great to finish off an evening with. Belgium classic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
kaserov (880) - 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 (12240) - 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.

3.7
Piepenhenrich (592) - Steinbach, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2017
A good Belgian Ale, quite strong, dark, malty with a focus on sweet notes, rich and complex, tastes not too strong/alcoholic. Very decent brew.

4
vinivini (2661) - Gomel, BELARUS - SEP 7, 2017
Bottle. Hazy deep brown colour. Small head. Powerful sweet aroma: caramel, toffee, dried fruit, minor spicy yeast. Full body. Mefium sweet taste. Big malts and ftuit. Restrained yeastiness. Well hidden alcohol. Good but not a masterpiece.

4.3
martijnendaan (15) - - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Gedronken in rechtstreeks vergelijk met de kasteel cuvee du chateau, waarbij ze beiden een kenmerkende smaak hebben en geproefd moeten zijn door elke bierliefhebber.....

3.5
PlutonowyMan (824) - Baardegem, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2017 Kolor bardzo ciemny brąz, prawie czarny. Beżowa, dość niska piana, trwała. W aromacie mamy palone słody, karmel i delikatne nuty kawowo czekoladowe, przypominające nieco likier kawowy. Smak jest zdecydowanie mocniejszą stroną tego piwa. Mocny i intensywny, palony z kawą, czekoladą i likierem. Karmel delikatnie zaznacza swoją obecność podobnie jak lukrecja i kwaskowy akcent owocowy. Piwo jest dość słodkie ale nie ulepkowate. Delilatna goryczka. Alkohol idealnie schowany. Delikatne rozgrzewanie w przełyku jest tutaj raczej na plus, kojarzy się z dobrym likierem. Nasycenie niskie. Spora ilość ciała, gęstość i treściwość.

3.3
lesifflebiere (1928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2017
D’un rouge intense, cette bière peu pétillante et à la mousse rare émet des notes de prunes, de raisins secs, et de Porto. La bouche est copieuse, très sucrée, beaucoup de raisin et d’alcool. Des pruneaux se pointent en finale, laissant les houblons dans l’ombre, jouant le rôle de l’épice mystère. Beaucoup de sucre résiduel pour cette dubbel déraisonnable, et elle charme d’abord pour lasser ensuite.

4.8
julesxxl (6) - FRANCE - AUG 24, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2017 (fine-sucrée et alcoolisée, presque trop harmonieuse, dense du début à la fin, tape fort)

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azzurro (335) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2017
I was able to try a Kasteel Bruin from 2006 aged by a friend. The beer had no more life to foam, it was sweet and worth it. Fantastic.

3.9
kdd230 (81) - Carshalton, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
330ml. bottle in Vientiane, Laos. Pours a clear reddish brown with a minimal head. Aroma of malts and clearly defined alcohol. Taste of sweet malts, caramel, very rich. Less alcohol in the taste than on the nose; hides the high ABV rather well. A good beer.


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