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Kasteel Donker - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

663 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 663
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 63
Gots: 68 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

dannyboygaga, Jul 19, 2014
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paulocerto, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

akttr, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Zorko, Jul 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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3/5  rDev -27%

fisherbray, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Troublebar, Jun 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

ns_banker123, Jun 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

muskiesman, Jun 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27%

Vestlake, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

patre_tim, Jun 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

ToddMopps, Jun 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

sshanksss, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

kingjohnh, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of BGDrock
3.35/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: dark brown, clear body; mocha head fades out quick, but it was poured in a chalice

Aroma: rye bread, tin, caramel, roast malt, dates, banana

Taste & Mouthfeel: super sweet and syrupy, a feel which is accentuated by the low carbonation - it really is like drinking American "maple" syrup; banana, dates, candy sugar dominate, and a whisper of chocolate, breath of alcohol, appear in the finish; kind of like coke or root beer, but without the carbonation

Overall: only barely avoids being cloying, the lack of suds or balance to provide a break from the sweetness hurts the beer's potential - teetering on the edge of being a very good brew; it's difficult to finish the bottle

BGDrock, Jun 14, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. I admit it. I go for the sweet and this has all the angles going for it...as long as you're 'on the sweet'. Not white sugar sweet, but that raisiny sweet...dates sweet...kind of, but not really that dried fruity sweet. I'm on that in a minute...as long as there is of depth of flavor. I don't want to tarnish or enhance the experience with words that may be misinterperted so I'll just say if you like deep, serious flavors & have the time to savour...make this the one. So stop reading this & order the damn thing already...

seedyone, Jun 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

ckollias, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of FLima
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky brown color with practically no head which disappeared in a blink.
Malty pleasant aroma of cinnamon and raisins bagel, vinous liquor, prunes, figs and hard candy.
Delightful and liquorish flavor pineapples, maple syrup, strawberries, molasses, red apples, yellow fruits, cola, bananas, figs, muscatel grapes, anise, desert wine, yeast and licorice. Low in spices, relatively to style. Dry aftertaste with a fruity lingering note.
Medium to full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 11% abv is unexpectedly absent at first and it has a sticky feeling.
Very complex and also sweet quad. This seems to age well and it works perfectly as a dessert beer (you wouldn’t drink a second bottle...). Call it a sleeping pill or night cap.

FLima, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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atrocity, Jun 06, 2014
Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
92 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.