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Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Kasteel Cuvée Du ChateauKasteel Cuvée Du Chateau

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

268 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 19
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ShadesOfGray on 02-21-2010)
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured into a chilled La Trappe goblet.

Appearance 3.75: Poured out a dark, deep brown. Really more of a black with brown highlights. Absolutely NO HEAD whatsoever. Zip. Nada. No lacing, either.

Smell 4.0: Great nose on this brew. Deep gravity of the scent as well: almost burnt caramel mixed with noble hops and a light smokiness. Lovely.

Taste 4.50: Front is slightly sweet and all in the front of the mouth. The Middle is HUGE: big wave of malty, sugary goodness and a nice taste of grains, noble hops and many other elements as well: raisins, dried figs...amazing. How can the Finish compete with this???? Well, it does and what you receive is a lovely taste of...how shall I describe it? Compressed, concentrated essence of Belgian beer. It's this amazing blend of yeast, malt, light hops, phenols...hard to describe. Very hard to describe, but -nonetheless-- delicious. Reminiscent of another fabulous beer from the Kasteelbier group: Brigand. Aftertaste is long and deals with the amazing fallout from all the above. Malt, madness and Belgian infighting.

Mouthfeel 4.0: You know, originally I rated this a bit lower, but after sitting with this beer and learning to appreciate it, I believe that the low carbonation is actually a blessing rather than a hindrance.

Overall 4.25: What can I say? This is a challenging, complex beer. If you are looking for something to go with your "roasted wild boar shank with sherry reduction and Shiitake mushroom risotto" LOOK ELSEWHERE. This beer is all about sipping, enjoying and focusing on the beer. The brew, the amazing tastes that come from barley malt, hops and water, that's what this baby is all about. This beer will make you want to understand what is going on with it. To hold its "hand" and comprehend it. What does it want? What do we all want? Wow. Highly recommended. Did I mention the 11% ABV? Can't detect it. In the taste, anyway. ;)

01-13-2014 07:00:57 | More by BeerDocT
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mattfancett

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

08-30-2014 12:58:45 | More by mattfancett
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

400th beer... And we'll worth it. One of the best beers I've had in a while. Lovely appearance and nose and a taste that I could go back to over and over again.

08-24-2014 21:37:31 | More by polloenfuego
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-22-2014 07:43:32 | More by zestar
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patre_tim

China

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-20-2014 22:47:42 | More by patre_tim
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collier_KC

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-10-2014 11:48:35 | More by collier_KC
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BKotch

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-29-2014 06:37:23 | More by BKotch
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thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-28-2014 16:00:51 | More by thufflife
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-19-2014 22:56:57 | More by GJ40
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-19-2014 22:47:46 | More by GRG1313
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Michael_Kent3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-19-2014 21:35:10 | More by Michael_Kent3
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-15-2014 19:01:05 | More by mrfrancis
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Alegarza2


4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-14-2014 19:23:27 | More by Alegarza2
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sandman2000


5/5  rDev +23.2%

07-10-2014 23:17:27 | More by sandman2000
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-09-2014 15:04:21 | More by byronic
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-03-2014 13:42:53 | More by Canada_Dan
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Troublebar

China

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-30-2014 08:58:42 | More by Troublebar
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Lorihall1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-28-2014 23:52:24 | More by Lorihall1
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vwbus7

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-26-2014 02:05:13 | More by vwbus7
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cbuckl14

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-18-2014 21:56:14 | More by cbuckl14
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tomordonez

Florida

4.88/5  rDev +20.2%

OMG. Open the bottle and the aroma hits you in the face. Don’t pour inclined into the glass. Pour it like a wine. Nice head becomes a thin film but it doesn’t fade. Dark brown, almost black, see through. Aroma of a giant chunky banana, raisins, some chocolate, liquid bread, a tiny bit floral. Medium body, low carbonation, fruity on top, explosion of flavors in the middle, alcoholic at the end.

06-15-2014 02:21:59 | More by tomordonez
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-05-2014 22:30:05 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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PaF

Israel

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-04-2014 12:36:58 | More by PaF
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

A: Pours a dark brown cola colour with 1 finger of sudsy head which quickly dissipates to a thin layer without any lacing.

S: Dark dried cherries, plums, raisons, fig and almonds with hints of dank wet wood. Middle notes of sweet dark malts with mild rum notes on the finish.

T: Cherry cola upfront followed by soaked dried fruit of plums, raisons and plums. Middle of rum, vanilla and wet wood that leads in to a dark rum finish.

M: Medium bodied with snappy carbonation and a dry finish.

O: The most fruity quad I've had, with lots of cherries and dark dried fruit. Less alcohol in both the nose and mouth than what I expected. While less complex than other quads, this is extremely enjoyable and I would definitely seek out again.

06-01-2014 01:14:46 | More by FondueVoodoo
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-28-2014 20:31:46 | More by Latarnik
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Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.