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Kasteel Donker - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Kasteel DonkerKasteel Donker

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

633 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 633
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 59
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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Germany

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-31-2014 19:32:21 | More by rredshift
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Latarnik

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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JDizzle

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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GRap

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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Ristaccia

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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frontalot

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

05-03-2014 21:37:43 | More by frontalot
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-02-2014 03:22:38 | More by yancot
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scottgoblue314

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

04-29-2014 03:08:11 | More by AugustusRex
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John656

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%

A - Dark with a reddish hue. Minimal creamy foam head.

S - Yeasty, dark fruits, paint, and prunes.

T - Raisins, molasses, prunes, and brown sugar describe the taste of this beer. The flavour is both complex and strong. There is a taste of booze but it's still smooth on the palate for 11%. Kasteel Donker reminds me of a port or dessert wine in a beer format. I'm generally not a fan of sweeter alcoholic drinks but I respect the elements of this brew.

M - Medium body with creamy mouth feel. Moderate carbonation with a Barley wine-ish texture.

O - This Quad is definitely on the sweeter side with a unassuming punch that finishes as strong as it starts. It may be a touch too sweet to make it an ideal Quad for my taste buds but the deep multitude of flavours still make this a solid beer.

04-29-2014 00:58:09 | More by John656
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-28-2014 01:38:30 | More by WillAndSarah
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-28-2014 00:55:42 | More by kwjd
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dipso123

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-27-2014 22:09:11 | More by dipso123
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Wessel

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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RaphaelSC

Brazil

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

4.39/5  rDev +7.1%

330 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $3.30 CDN. Seems like a good deal for what is supposedly a world-class Quad.

Appearance - Opaque dark brown cola color, with red hues. A finger of off-white head is poured and dissipates fairly quickly. Soapy residue left on top of this beer.

Smell - Even when quite cold significant dark fruit and candied fruit aromas. The stereotypical Belgian yeast aroma is present, although subdued. Very sweet smelling like a fresh dessert platter.

Taste - Significant cherry flavor and very sweet overall, especially compared with other Quads Belgian Yeasts and some toasted brown sugar mixed in some sort of rich mixture is also something prevalent on the tongue. Quite delicious and very flavorful even at low temperatures. Significant cola flavors in here as well.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated and not boozy until the second half of any given sip, which is when you notice that enormous 11% ABV and decide this is a beer to be respected and should be consumed slowly. Bit of a spicy mixture on the back end at low temperatures.

Overall - A very fine quad, maybe not quite in the Westy 12 and Rochefort 10 league but eminently enjoyable and at all times a serious beer that is to be respected and enjoyed. Would gladly pick up another especially at the current price in Ontario.

04-22-2014 04:25:59 | More by DenisKolkin
Kasteel Donker from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 633 ratings.