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Kasteel Donker - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Kasteel DonkerKasteel Donker

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729 Ratings

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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 14.11%
Wants: 70
Gots: 94 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle served at room temperature. It pours a deep amber to ambered brown color with a finger of off white head that falls to a solid coat over top. Solid lacing remains as things recede. Nose is full of big dark fruit, fig soaked it rum. Light puffs of alcohol. There is also a healthy dose of bready and spicey notes as well. Flavor is very mellow. Good sweet fruity fig with a healthy but not offensive alcohol in the background with light doughy breadyness and a healthy spicey yeast character in there as well. I like it. Feel is big and thick, almost chewy, with a light carbonation. I enjoy this beer. Even with the alcohol presence, it is pretty drinkable. I can feel it going to my head a bit as I drink it more, so I know one of these a night would do me just fine.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy caramel color...very little head to start..and then gone quickly.
Smells of malt, cherry, phenol and alcohol.
Tastes of heavy malt, caramel, sweet and almost nuttty, with a sherry/port like finish. Improves greatly as it warms.
Heavy mouthfeel...almost syrupy. Low carbonation.
Drinkable in terms a sipping ale...wouldn't want to "down a few"...but really nice to split a 750 with someone.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2004 date on cork, 750 ml bottle. Pours chestnut brown, nearly opaque with hundreds of tiny bubbles. One-finger head that quickly fades to a solid cap and ring with moderate lacing. Pleasant nose, dark fruit like grapes out front, almost grape juice-like; alcohol on the nose, sweet malts. Tastes very sweet, again reminscent of grape juice; dark fruits: grape/cherry/plums on the mouth; yeast, malt, and mild alcohol burn toward the middle. Finishes dry and lightly bitter. Mouth is viscous and smooth, with low carbonation but not flat. Drinkability is very good, marred only by the slight over-sweetness of the beer.

Overall: This is a very good quad, but a bit overly sweet.

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Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.