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Kasteel Winter - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Zach136 on 10-29-2013)
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Reviews by lochef81:
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4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This wonderful dark belgian pours a deep chestnut brown with a small but lasting off white head that leaves great lacing. The nose is a rich, warming bouquet of toffee, coffee, smoke, burnt dried fruits, and earthy notes. The mouthfeel is very full and sticky; almost too much so. The flavor follows the nose but better and it lasts forever on the palate. The coffee and toffee flavors are strong but followed by nice dark rum and root beer like notes. As well as dried fruits and leather. This is good, real good. I can't wait to get more next year.

lochef81, May 17, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 7/13/2013.Pours into a chalice a beep roasted chesnut brown with burgundy hue,a slightly fizzy light beige head atop.Aromas of plums,chocolate,spiced phenols,and a bit of must but all cometogether quite well,I pick up faint burnt toast in there as well.Yeasty on the palate but not over the top in the phenol department,chocolate,hard toffee, and spiced cake flavors along with some plums,the spiced notes linger in the finish.This is a warming spicy beer that's perfect for winter sipping.

oberon, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

cbozInTheMitten, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of henryclay_
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
Photo of mikejonze
4/5  rDev -4.8%

mikejonze, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of wehttam
5/5  rDev +19%

wehttam, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of DarrellK
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

DarrellK, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of HankFinkel
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A great surprise! Bountiful flavors of coffee and chocolate. Fabulous mouthfeel, like a rich creamy porter, which adds to the intense flavor. Great pairing with any of your favorite sweets, I had mine with some salted dark chocolate caramels. Can't wait to pickup a couple of more bottles to help with my New Years Eve celebration.

HankFinkel, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of GMUPatriot_inKansas
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

GMUPatriot_inKansas, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of GrumpyGirl
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

GrumpyGirl, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Keith_R, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of miltm
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

miltm, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of bigaddy
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

bigaddy, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of monketeeth
3.46/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Attractive brown color with very nice lacing.
S- Starts out with some slightly burnt toast and coffee. After warming, turns more toward toffee and ground dried fruit.
T- Smoky, Toasty dried fruit and a bit of coffee. Nothing really jumps out but a nice blend of flavors. Alcohol of 11% is well hidden.
M- Lots of carbonation, maybe a bit too much and a bit watery for the style.
O- A tasty brew but not excellent like many of the others from this brewery. Would drink it again but I wouldn't seek it out.

monketeeth, Dec 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance: A relatively hazy reddish brown. Nice tan swath of a head and messy lacing. Handsome brew.
smell: Wow, lots happening. Roasty, delicate coffee, subtle spice and fruit, touch of semi-sweet chocolate. Well done. Quite a nose.
taste: Very nice again. Much like the nose. Subtle but full of flavors. A hint of sour in the finish.
overall: Quite a brew.

cindyjeffsmith, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Beer-A-Lot, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

largadeer, Jan 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

DerrickW, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear but very dark red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head and left a thin head that nearly continually covered the entire surface.
S: Moderate aromas of nutty malts and toffee are present in the nose along with bits of coffee.
T: Like the smell, the taste is a little nutty and reminds me of amaretto along with notes of toffee and coffee in the background. Little if any alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very unique compared to other Belgian Strong Dark Ales as it doesn't have and flavors of dark fruits. It makes for a nice after dinner drink to sip and savor.

metter98, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of MaillardRx
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a wide mouthed wine glass

A: Good auburn, kind of a deep copper color. The head dissolves quickly into simply a tender, white meniscus along the interior of the glass. Little to no lacing here

S: It smells like a sweet coffee shop, notes of fruits, nuts and rum. As it warms up, it starts smelling like root beer too!

T: Candied fruits, rum, brandy, licorice, port wine, a hint of cocoa, coffee notes permeate as it warms up

M: Effervescent at first pour, but the carbonation is tamed over time and temperature

O: A real treat. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. The alcohol is barely palpable, but very delicious.

MaillardRx, Jan 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Dreamer, Dec 15, 2013
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3.92/5  rDev -6.7%

Syracuse12, Saturday at 11:48 PM
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5/5  rDev +19%

rrski198, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

fehrminator, Apr 06, 2014
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Kasteel Winter from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
93 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.