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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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5/5  rDev +22%

You don't see me give all 5 but for this beer I just can't help it. I can not argue with one word Todd wrote. This is easily in the top three of my favorite beers of all time. This is the port wine of beer. Rich complex, malty without being sweet. I have one left in my cellar and the distributor has been out for the last 6 months. Dear god I hope they get more in time! I would put this head to head against any trappist for malt complexity, enjoyability, and price.

mattmaples, Oct 17, 2001
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5/5  rDev +22%

BernardusHo, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

Lukas, Nov 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

duracell, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

chasesitten, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

WynnO, Sep 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

GentlemanJoel, Dec 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

henshawb, Aug 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

jskireid, Apr 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

Lee_Hancock, May 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

750 ml corked bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Beautiful deep reddish brown hue topped with thin foam.

Aroma of freshly baked sweet fruity pastries, with raisin, orange, and apple.

A very complex and earthy, fruity flavor with huge sweetness. Sweet, intense, complex, and delicious. It is sweet and the hop level is low, but the earthiness really balances out the sweetness.

Carbonation is low to moderate and keeps the brew lively and light, a great sipper.

Among the best tasting substances to ever come from a bottle, a perfect quad.

jsp2, Feb 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

6string, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of xmorgan
5/5  rDev +22%

Had 33CL bottle in Hua Hin Thailand and Mondo Vino. Of all the beer places I have scoured in Hua Hin, This one understands how to serve, pour, store beers.

Dark Brown with a dirty white head

Smell: Raisin sweetness with a slight bread like comes out, You know this 11% is going to be sweet from it's smell

Taste: Raisin, mollases fruity, the sweetness is pleasent and does not hit or offend like many beers with high alcohol percentages have. It is well balanced.

Mouthfeel: It sticks to your pallate and leaves a pleasent fruitcake like aftertaste.

Overall: Greatbigbeer! Strong and sweet, I would drink a few of the these over the colder months. As it sits it is quite pleasent in warm weather only as long as you dont excert yourself.

xmorgan, Oct 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

JessPrice, Jul 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

antique, Jan 03, 2012
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EUFTG, Feb 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

bpattt, Dec 06, 2011
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cowboy83, Jan 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

rekel, Dec 01, 2011
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JxExM, May 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

chevre, Feb 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

koladiola, Jun 02, 2014
Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.