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Kasteel Donker - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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690 Ratings

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Ratings: 690
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 67
Gots: 74 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

dmcdede, Jan 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

smithj4, Dec 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

astidad, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

twowheelssoar, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of jonb5
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, poured into Leffe Chalice. Dark with auburn edges, almost opaque. A small tanned head bursted out towards the end of the pour but it faded straight away. Initially the yeasty, cranberry aroma was weak but it got stronger as the beer warmed. Tasted brown sugar, cranberry, cherry, yeast and molasses. Finish was delayed and had a biscuity edge to it, there was also a slight burn from the booze. Had an initial prickly edge from the carbonation, smooth texture, light bodied for the strength. I liked how it hid the booze, need to explore a few more strong dark Belgian ales before I can really give a good judgement on this.

jonb5, Dec 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

dozier77, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

darren8221, Dec 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

shick1, Nov 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

nico_freespirit, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

t0rin0, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of Marc_V
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Belgian Beer Shop. Very beautiful dark red brown colour. Thick, creamy beige head that lasts very well. The aroma is malty, dark fruits, sweet, clear alcohol presence. Candy sugar, sweet, vinous, creamy, malty, heart warming. Very complex. Super beer.

Marc_V, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 33cl into Westvleteren chalice.

A. 1 finger head. Good retention. Not much lacing. Color is dark amber brown.

S. Dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, rasisins, figs. Good amount of Belgian yeast. Slightly on the sweeter side.

T. Nice raisiny dark fruit mixed with quite a bit of caramel. Has a little spice on the finish. Taste is delicous. Also get some bready malt as it warms. Really dig the caramel spiciness, which is different then the full on dark fruit onslaught of some other quads. Almost has a cookie quality to it.

M. Full bodied. Low carbonation. Finishes with touch of sugary spice. Really nice mouthfeel on this one. Coats the mouth in creamy caramel dark fruit delicousness.

O. Damn good Quad. Up there with the best. Nice balance. Hides the ABV away without a trace.

siradmiralnelson, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

zonker17, Nov 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Lukas, Nov 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

abcdefghijkyle, Nov 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

peagasus, Nov 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

bostonryan, Oct 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Gerasimos, Oct 23, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by CesiumBrews. Thanks Caleb!

Hooray Belgium.

The beer is chestnut brown with crimson highlights, sporting nearly an inch of beige head. The aroma offers dark fruits, yeast, malt, alcohol, brown sugar. The taste follows suit, with the 11% abv well hidden. Sweet, but not cloying. Thick body with moderate carbonation. Palate coating and a tad syrupy. Notes of nuts (clever alliteration, n'est pas?), perhaps almonds. Brown sugar, spices, perhaps nutmeg. a solid quad. I would definitely have this again.

Huhzubendah, Oct 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

HiPpYcHoP, Oct 06, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -45.3%

justintcoons, Oct 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

PeetPP, Sep 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

NCStateAE, Sep 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Dapperticus, Sep 20, 2012
Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 690 ratings.