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Kasteel Donker - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Kasteel DonkerKasteel Donker

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

632 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 56
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

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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darren8221

Taiwan

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-01-2012 17:36:41 | More by darren8221
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G_Rod

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-03-2013 00:00:55 | More by G_Rod
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tard24

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-31-2013 12:02:39 | More by tard24
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-28-2014 03:54:44 | More by jwps214
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IRONRakkasan

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-09-2014 04:17:15 | More by IRONRakkasan
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Twan22

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-27-2013 07:11:51 | More by Twan22
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-01-2014 23:15:56 | More by Molson2000
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theRooster

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-26-2014 20:12:55 | More by theRooster
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bird_soul

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-16-2014 16:37:22 | More by bird_soul
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-25-2014 22:58:09 | More by muskiesman
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-24-2012 21:53:44 | More by smithj4
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boudeysbigbrew

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-09-2014 19:11:19 | More by boudeysbigbrew
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Pencible

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

A: This poured a nearly opaque dark mahogany with a bit of light tan head.
S: It smelled like bready yeast and prune and molasses, with banana and a bit of cocoa powder.
T: It tasted like very sweet caramel and a blend of dark fruits, with bready yeast and a bit of banana. It had a lasting sweet aftertaste with a bit of alcohol.
M: It was fairly thick with smooth and subtle carbonation.
D: This was a solid dark Belgian ale with a very sweet character. It had great body, and the alcohol wasn't bad (even though it was noticeable), so it was easy to drink. Great candidate for aging, but also enjoyable fresh.

09-08-2010 19:10:55 | More by Pencible
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dannyboygaga

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-19-2014 09:26:51 | More by dannyboygaga
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BJSmit

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-11-2014 21:14:03 | More by BJSmit
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-28-2013 02:18:15 | More by Daniellobo
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-14-2014 14:53:57 | More by kingjohnh
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keithmurray

New York

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%

11.2 oz bottle poured into a chalice

appearance - dark mahogany color with thin lacing of khaki head

smell - red wine, purple grapes, malt, brown sugar, cinnamon

taste - plums, raisins, red wine, malt, brown sugar

mouthfeel - medium bodied, ample carbonation,rich, sweet upfront and in the finish, slight detection of alcohol - warming but not overwhelming

overall - this is a really good Quad,on the sweeter side, but if you see it, be sure to try it

Price Point - $4.79/11.2 oz bottle

03-11-2012 00:16:16 | More by keithmurray
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oberon

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours a darker shade of borwn with a real nice sticky head thats seems to dissapte quickly,great aroma of raisins and light chocolate with some definent alcohol notes.The raisin seems to be the dominant flavor I get with some syrupy flavors as well.A touch of nuttiness and alcohol makes this a nice warmer,I have alot of bottle to drink yet wish me luck.

11-14-2003 23:27:20 | More by oberon
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured into a Chimay challice from a stubby fire plug looking bottle. A mirky muddy brown with a light tan collar with some very tiny bubbles stringing from the sides of the glass barely visible.Leves somes nice webs of lace down the glass

Sweet dark fruityness lots of prune and currants,carmell candy,butterscotch,earthy with a vinious sweetness. Vey malty and complex

Very sweet overripe dark fruit tastes upfront, some nice boozy tastes with a warming feel.candy sugaryness throughout with some burnt carmell flavors near the finish.Mouthwatering bitterness fading out the end of the taste.

Cloying,with some stickyness yet smooth and suprizing drinkability.

09-10-2008 03:01:45 | More by jcdiflorio
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RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

750 mL corked & caged. Button mushroom cork marked "04/2008." The third of three gift beers with matching glasses my wife gave me for Christmas.

Pours a milk chocolate-brown with very little head (even with great effort). What little bubbles there are leave a thick lace on the glass, but there is very little carbonation in this guy.

Soft and sweet aroma - it's a little cold right now, but it should open up more.

First taste almost has the consistency of cold cocoa - smooth and rich. Hint of chocolate, with caramelized fruits and maple syrup. So very soft on the palette - really a unique mouthfeel, just velvety smooth. As it warms a touch, the depth of sweetness comes through - this is a caramelized, rich custard in a glass. Despite the 11% ABV, there is nary a hint of abrasiveness from the alcohol.

A fine sipper, and would make an excellent dessert all on its own.

12-26-2009 23:09:13 | More by RockyTopHeel
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dirtylou

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

11.2oz stub, post-mussels at dr granville moores

cell phone notes

appearance: very dark mahogany with moderate garnet tint. maybe a faux purple shade. almost no head to speak of

smell: big and sweet - booze soaked plum, fig, hot caramel, big candied sugars

taste: pretty original belgian dark - big emphasis on brown sugar, alcohol infused plum, sugar coated raisin, caramel swirls, peppery alcohol.

mouthfeel: sweet and smooth, on the full end of the body scale

drinkability: good enuff

06-21-2009 14:58:43 | More by dirtylou
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TLove

District of Columbia

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

The appearance is a medium brown, with a light, subtle head and a beautiful consistency all the way though.

Smell is very fruity and strong, reminiscent of a strong dark ale or a quad. The taste rolls over dark fruits, birch wood, and fig on the palate, though the 11% ABV presence is seemingly overwhelming to the initial taste. The complexity of the body is not engulfed by the high ABV and the beer eventually comes into its own after a few more sips.

The mouthfeel is well-laced with a balance of hops, fruit, alcohol, and a wood-induced earthiness. The drinkability and finish are not as well-rounded as I have come to expect from most Belgians, but the complexity and taste speak for themselves.

01-25-2009 19:13:44 | More by TLove
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crazynipple

Kansas

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

Bottle: 750ml
Served at 50 degrees F in a goblet.
Not much carbonation, and it poured a dark brown w/red ruby-like color. The alcohol hits you right away, but it has a fantastic burnt caramel taste. I find it to be very heavy and filling. For me, it's powerful stuff and not to be taken lightly. I've had several bottles, and some are better than others, but most are very very good.

03-15-2007 00:18:29 | More by crazynipple
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Evocatus

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured from a 330ml bottle. Has a dark color, like a coke but with a hint of read. Head was a dark beige that dissipated into a ring rather quickly. Smelled of dark fruits. Tasted like a light rum; a mix of sugarcane and a little bit of spices were there. Alcohol taste started to become prevalent after it warmed. Mouthfeel was thick but not too bubble. Overall pretty good. I was worried that it would be too heavy for an 11%, but there wasn't a strong alcohol kick at all, instead just a subtle feeling in the aftertaste.

08-09-2009 13:04:29 | More by Evocatus
Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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