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Kasteel Donker - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

631 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 631
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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antique

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22%

01-03-2012 01:11:55 | More by antique
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

01-02-2012 17:41:50 | More by JAHMUR
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Kuromaru

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-31-2011 23:21:52 | More by Kuromaru
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GentlemanJoel

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22%

12-24-2011 17:28:03 | More by GentlemanJoel
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-24-2011 07:07:44 | More by jophish17
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-21-2011 05:40:00 | More by CelticAleMan
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Mar02x

Netherlands

4.18/5  rDev +2%

A - A dark brown fluid with some reddish hints. The foam is more beige than off white and transforms quickly till a thin layer.

S - A sweet malty scent mixed with a little yeast.

T - Again a sweet malty flavor with a nice deepness. One can taste this beer is great for aging. There is already some port like tones coming through.

M - A soft to medium carbonation with some alcohol warmth and bitterness in the end. There is noway one can this is a 11% ABV!.

O - An excellent beer! Always good to have a few on you're shelf.

12-19-2011 18:25:12 | More by Mar02x
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ceetee26

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-18-2011 20:02:30 | More by ceetee26
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stevoj

Germany

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-15-2011 19:36:58 | More by stevoj
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ROGUE16

Delaware

5/5  rDev +22%

12-07-2011 22:26:34 | More by ROGUE16
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bpattt

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22%

12-06-2011 22:02:06 | More by bpattt
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ikantspel

California

4.53/5  rDev +10.5%

bottled on 5-6-10

served into a duvel tulip

pours a dark brown with a super small head and the slightest of lacing.

dark fruit, plums, and medicinal nose.

candy, dark fruits, phenolic to the max.

not too much carbonation to this bad boy. but its almost everything ive ever wanted in a quad. finishes quite smooth and not too dry. maybe a tad too sweet, but sometimes, it just works.

i picked mine up at the total wine and more about 20 miles away for 14.99 (4 12oz)... but ill be back for more and more

12-06-2011 05:14:23 | More by ikantspel
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +22%

12-01-2011 23:51:00 | More by rekel
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BernardusHo

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22%

11-26-2011 20:15:25 | More by BernardusHo
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-26-2011 01:22:50 | More by Rochefort10nh
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +22%

11-24-2011 22:15:55 | More by duracell
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6string

Germany

5/5  rDev +22%

11-24-2011 16:30:31 | More by 6string
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WestValleyIPA

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-23-2011 07:36:08 | More by WestValleyIPA
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chasesitten

Georgia

5/5  rDev +22%

11-22-2011 04:35:37 | More by chasesitten
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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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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -26.8%

11-17-2011 04:04:39 | More by bigdaddypolite
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-16-2011 03:47:52 | More by bpfrush
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-15-2011 18:54:31 | More by ElGallo
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broker0078

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +14.6%

This beer has stayed on top of my beer list for about a year now. I started moving to onto Belgian beers based on tradition rather than reviews. My goal was to taste every Trappist beer I could because I like the history behind a "Trappist" beer.

I like the fact that I could pour this bottle at any angle and the head would be small every time.

I was surprised how little carbonation was in this beer compared to other Quads. I like the fact that the carbonation was low because it seemed to go down smoother.

The dark color was fitting for a Quad and the flavor was like a cup of coffee with roasted malts and raisins.

I feel like Kobe the few times I walk into the distributor and buy this case. But my wallet feels cheated like his wife for the price of it.

Relax baby, I'll fill you with money and keep you happy.

10-27-2011 16:48:13 | More by broker0078
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ibbjamin

California

3.48/5  rDev -15.1%

Paid $5.99 for an 11.2oz bottle from Healthy Spirits in San Francisco. It was bottled 080407 and I am tasting in Sep11. I pour into a chalice to review.

An aggressive pour yields a very small head that dissipates quickly leaving little retention behind. Dark, dark brown in color. Opaque and nearly black, except when held to a bright light. Some strings of lacing.

Dark fruits like raisin, plum, prune and fig dominate, but there is a good malt backing. I also noted molasses, brown sugar, alcohol and Belgian yeast in the nose.

The taste is also dark fruit dominated and quite sweet.

The mouth needs more carbonation, but I recon the aging may have toned this department down a bit too much. I don't think cellaring this one helped it much. Medium body and not as smooth going down as the best I've had in this style.

09-17-2011 01:49:51 | More by ibbjamin
Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 631 ratings.