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Kasteel Donker - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

619 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 55
Gots: 49 | 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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Robertgc

Georgia

4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of my top three beers. Slight oaky smell. Sweetness is there at first, and all the way through. No bitterness at all. At the right temperature, sort of reminds me of a "flat" coke. In a good way! So smooth, rich and full. Very sweet and rich. very drinkable with a wonderful mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 23:32:46 | More by Robertgc
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A rich dark brown color, more reddish in light, below a large creamy head. Nose is very sweet, with notes of toffee, cream, nuts, and a particular toasty character. Hints of spices, cloves, anise. Soft, spicy, and warm on the palate, with a lush and lasting finish. ABV unknown to me, but it's starting to deliver now. Perfect consolation on this freezing cold late January Minnesota afternoon. Full-bodied, tangy, hugely characterful, and an ever-unfolding delight to drink. Much like a hybrid of brandy and a candy bar! Delicious, delightful, d'lovely!
Mine was served in a Scaldis glass, which ably did the trick.

11-02-03
Above review from a tap sampling at Bryant Lake Bowl. Just had a 750ml bottled I'd been saving, this one labeled as "Donker-Foncee", and I echo my previous statements: this is one incredible brew. Just wish I could find more bottles around here!

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2003 15:55:56 | More by feloniousmonk
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astidad

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

12-20-2012 03:43:40 | More by astidad
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Stugotzo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

05-10-2013 22:22:36 | More by Stugotzo
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-22-2011 04:16:42 | More by jsnoek
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PaF

Israel

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-28-2013 20:35:19 | More by PaF
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

03-27-2012 03:04:06 | More by rogerthegill
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vwbus7

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

06-26-2014 02:11:02 | More by vwbus7
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sfore8

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

02-05-2014 17:14:38 | More by sfore8
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sshanksss

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

06-14-2014 23:37:07 | More by sshanksss
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futurecode

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

04-12-2012 19:16:10 | More by futurecode
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BoringBunny

Russian Federation

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-23-2012 22:13:47 | More by BoringBunny
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Nyczj

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-03-2013 11:39:16 | More by Nyczj
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RWACKO

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

05-10-2013 22:59:39 | More by RWACKO
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dqrull

Sweden

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a really beautiful wine-red colour, not a very big head, slightly tan and dissipates quickly leaving some creamy lace.

Smells of prunes and raisins, some belgian yeast esters, sweet malt with a hint of almonds and a small hint of red wine, maybe port.

Wow. This tastes like... if you put a bowl of really tasty prunes, raisins, dried figs, dried peaches, pickled peaches and mandarins in a bowl, sprinkle it with almond icing and caramellized brown sugar, and then pour a good deal of port over it and leave it in the fridge over night, marvelous. The taste is really long, big and smooth, starts off with the expected sweet malt-attack and seamlessly transforms into the fantastic onslaught of fruits and port described above, and all the while, during this increadibly long and consistent taste a light, light tartness is balancing the sweetness so it never even gets close to being cloying or annoying in any way, sublime.

A very light carbonation and a mid-viscous liquid fits this brew perfectly.

I could drink myself to death on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 01:22:17 | More by dqrull
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GRap

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

05-17-2014 17:16:12 | More by GRap
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Felicia

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-20-2013 08:06:25 | More by Felicia
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

12-28-2013 01:00:25 | More by mychalg9
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

06-03-2014 19:23:17 | More by ramrod666
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

02-26-2014 01:20:45 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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ToddMopps


4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

06-15-2014 19:50:56 | More by ToddMopps
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shick1

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-21-2012 17:23:35 | More by shick1
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roywilliams

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

01-19-2013 02:52:20 | More by roywilliams
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Ssilvey

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

02-23-2013 10:31:23 | More by Ssilvey
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twax

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

09-08-2013 04:48:44 | More by twax
Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.