Kasteel Donker - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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Reviews by The_1084:
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a nice brown color with some amber undertones.
S - Unlike any other beer I have smelled. Presents a mixed fruit aroma with the presence of cherry and raisin being easily recognized. Also, gives off the hint of a sweet wine.
T - Very sweet with a strong taste of wine that is mixed with a variety of fruits.
M - Thick and creamy with light-medium carbonation.
O - This is the first beer I have drank of this style, but overall I am impressed. For a beer with 11% ABV, aside from its high level of sweetness (almost too sweet for my personal taste), it is very easy to drink. A little added carbonation may help balance out the sweetness, but that is just a small note to make in comparison to the many qualities this beer contains.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2012 05:16:07 | More by The_1084
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4.09/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Glowing chestnut with steady clingy finger of cappuccino foam that trails.
Deep nose of cinnamon raisin toast, brandy butter, and toffee apples.
Golden sultana and soft caramel up front, some almost-ripe figs, vanilla tones, clove sneaking through with some bruised pears, and a hint of herbal hops at the end.
Slight ginger + bubblegum end and long wood spice linger.
Medium headed towards full, chewy, slight heat.
Huge - loads of residual (candy?) sugar make for a big body, and the fruit-and-sweets flavor notes enhance that. Not far from Backwoods Bastard in terms of big, round, sweetness - fruits are all yellow rather than dark. Yeast and fizz save it from cloying, but only just. Nice to sip slow like some honey-soaked pastry that hurts your teeth, but I wanted something to lift this a bit.
The top of the 2nd tier of quads.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2014 22:14:40 | More by StJamesGate
Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.