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Kasteel Donker - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

Not Rated.
Kasteel DonkerKasteel Donker

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

741 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 14.11%
Wants: 72
Gots: 100 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

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Ratings: 741 | Reviews: 363
Photo of avitallo
4.93/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tunemx
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark brown with a hint of read in there. Nice head but it dissipated quickly and there was no lacing on the glass. The smell jumps out as you pour, the dark fruits are the first thing you notice, mostly raisin, there seems to be a little cherry and definitely the candy. You pick up a hint of the alcohol in the smell. Then the taste, wow, unbelievable. Taste is similar to smell but bigger and even more complex. It is very sweet up front, you get the candy and the raisin is what I would call thick, but not out of whack. I still am getting the cherry, kinda like wine which I almost never drink so could not quantify, and something along the caramel/toffee that I can't make out. Although maybe just the candy that comes across creamy. The alcohol is there but you do not notice it until you think about it. Extremely tasty, complex, but oddly it all works. It is sticky in you mouth, almost syrupy but it really works. You are licking the sweetness of your lips, outstanding. Overall this was an extremely interesting and quality quad that I am shocked is not getting more pub. Good day and it was a victory beer, victory is good.

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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poskok
3.28/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Too sweet. Mouth full of sweetnes.

Photo of whatname
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.04/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Taste is much too sweet

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4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on June 21, 2012. Pretty tasty

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of GentleKnight1
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -8.5%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -14.4%

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Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.