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Kasteel Donker - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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643 Ratings

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Ratings: 643
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 14.39%
Wants: 60
Gots: 63 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001)
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Photo of seedyone
4.06/5  rDev -1%

On tap. I admit it. I go for the sweet and this has all the angles going for it...as long as you're 'on the sweet'. Not white sugar sweet, but that raisiny sweet...dates sweet...kind of, but not really that dried fruity sweet. I'm on that in a minute...as long as there is of depth of flavor. I don't want to tarnish or enhance the experience with words that may be misinterperted so I'll just say if you like deep, serious flavors & have the time to savour...make this the one. So stop reading this & order the damn thing already...

seedyone, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

ckollias, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of FLima
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Murky brown color with practically no head which disappeared in a blink.
Malty pleasant aroma of cinnamon and raisins bagel, vinous liquor, prunes, figs and hard candy.
Delightful and liquorish flavor pineapples, maple syrup, strawberries, molasses, red apples, yellow fruits, cola, bananas, figs, muscatel grapes, anise, desert wine, yeast and licorice. Low in spices, relatively to style. Dry aftertaste with a fruity lingering note.
Medium to full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 11% abv is unexpectedly absent at first and it has a sticky feeling.
Very complex and also sweet quad. This seems to age well and it works perfectly as a dessert beer (you wouldn’t drink a second bottle...). Call it a sleeping pill or night cap.

FLima, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Hoppy_McGee, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

atrocity, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Canada_Dan, Jun 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

ramrod666, Jun 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22%

koladiola, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Molson2000, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Big_Beers
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%

Picked up a brown .750 from homebrew store.

smell: ripe fruit, baking spice, heavy on the candy

Taste: sugar coated fruit, candied goodness. I really like this interpretation of a quad. Very sweet like a fine dessert wine.

Mouthfeel: interesting twist between a very wet yet feels dry when the mouth closes. perfect

Overall: I am only saddened that I have not bought this sooner. Makes my fav list for sure

Big_Beers, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

rredshift, May 31, 2014
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Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.