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Kasteel Donker - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

621 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 621
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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Marius

Romania

3/5  rDev -26.8%

07-03-2012 19:32:29 | More by Marius
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Hyhat

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-30-2012 19:43:06 | More by Hyhat
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22%

06-25-2012 21:53:59 | More by Snellgg5
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Tribis


2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

06-25-2012 19:52:59 | More by Tribis
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jethroe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-12-2012 04:13:17 | More by jethroe
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 090901. Pours fairly clear super dark brown color with a small off white head that recedes quickly to a ring of lace. Small amounts of spotty glass lacing; with slight carbonation streaming up from the bottom. Aromas of big raisin, grape, prune, molasses, caramel, candi sugar, red wine, bread, and slight yeast spiciness. Some nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big raisin, grape, prune, caramel, molasses, pear, apple, toffee, candi sugar, bread, red wine, earth, and slight yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of raisin, prune, molasses, caramel, bread, toffee, and earth on the finish for a good bit. Very sweet with minimal spiciness; but it is not cloying at all. Fantastic flavor balance and good complexity. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a nice creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a very slight warming noticed on the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian quad! Big flavors with good balance and complexity; and very smooth to sip on for being 11%. Loved this one, and will get it again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 03:13:34 | More by superspak
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Wamba

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-25-2012 16:42:01 | More by Wamba
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RudyD


2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

05-23-2012 20:08:09 | More by RudyD
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Tumble

Florida

5/5  rDev +22%

05-22-2012 21:13:40 | More by Tumble
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Chadster1975


4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-21-2012 04:42:20 | More by Chadster1975
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

05-19-2012 06:33:16 | More by cfinch2
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Tarks

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-17-2012 21:41:33 | More by Tarks
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml corked and caged bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours an opaque, slightly ruddy, deep mahogany tone with a finger of beige/off-white head that quickly lapses into a thin collar; middling, spotty lacing.

aroma is right there with what i look for in a BSDA: nice bouquet of caramel malts, dark fruits, brown sugar, belgian yeast, and maybe some candied sugar. i'm suddenly pretty jazzed about this beer. flavor, unfortunately, doesn't build off that momentum. it largely follows the nose but with a much greater, almost cloying degree of sweetness... dark fruits up front with a big caramal malt wallop emerging in full mid-palate(ish); packs a boozy punch in the finish.

medium-plus/borderline full bodied mouthfeel with adequate carbonation. if the sweetness was dialed back a bit this could be a great beer... still very good, but IMO just a bit too sweet. would absolutely be game for another glass in the future, but i won't be gunning for it either.

originally reviewed: 11-01-2010

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 01:01:14 | More by BostonHops
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petluo

Finland

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-08-2012 08:19:34 | More by petluo
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

5/5  rDev +22%

05-07-2012 22:15:21 | More by Lee_Hancock
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

05-07-2012 13:21:31 | More by Brushkanna
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JxExM

New York

5/5  rDev +22%

05-05-2012 19:06:19 | More by JxExM
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ptshrdn

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -39%

04-17-2012 13:11:32 | More by ptshrdn
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-15-2012 16:34:33 | More by atone315
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +22%

04-15-2012 03:04:37 | More by cornucopia
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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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jhtipton

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up in southern Spain. 750 ml bottle with a best by date of July 2016. Poured into my wine glass and it had a minimal head. Very much a dark fruity small and taste. Not much head but it was light brown head and did lace slightly. Deep brown almost ruby color. Lots of fig cherry sweet dark fruit taste. Definitely a sipper and some warming from the alcohol. Very heavy beer and coats the mouth and throat. Overall a splendid quadruple dark Belgian and will consider packing a few when I leave Spain and will continue to stock this.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 16:39:57 | More by jhtipton
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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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jcomp21

California

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

Wooowwww!

You gotta try this beer. Strait outta belgium, this beer makes me smile. One of my favorite types of beer, the beglian quadruple/belgian strong dark ale.

Appearance - Very dark brown with some red undertones, there was a quick head that evaporated quickly... but at 11% abv that is expected!

Smell - Wow - like falling in love with a blonde girl in lederhosen on the alps. very figgy and sweet. Some strawberries and chocolate on the back of the nose. Take me to Belgium!!!

Taste - Sweet, pruny, cherry/strawberry, tart raison, with a bite and you can feel a bit of warming from the alchohol.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and smooth

Overall - I want to drink this alot

see you on the next one.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 02:57:41 | More by jcomp21
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Kornoms

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

03-24-2012 04:36:26 | More by Kornoms
Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 621 ratings.