Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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4.97/5 rDev +22.4%
Had on tap at Ebenezer's Pub. Served in a chalice.
S-very vinous smell, some sweet grain smell.
T-sugar, black pepper, grapes, plums and spice
D-world class beer. Just one of the best beers I have ever had. I would drink this beer again.
06-25-2010 14:48:28 | More by jneiswender
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
4.85/5 rDev +19.5%
Had on tap at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia. Poured deep reddish black into a tulip with a thick creamy head. Absolutely beautiful, color of a dark red wine. Smell was equally impressive, fruity and malty, bitter cherry and caramel notes. Taste starts sweet and fruity, malty with some vanilla too, finish is tart cherry and Belgian hops. Mild carbonation. Fantastic beer, 10 years of aging has done this one well.
03-03-2010 00:35:10 | More by stingrayvr6
4.85/5 rDev +19.5%
Tried this beer at Ebenezer's Pub, it was a blend of the 10, 3 & 1 year old Kasteel.
This dark brown rich brew with a heavy light brown head.Nice Lacing.
The taste is amazing, similar to a port, can detect the Belgian yeast. This is an especially sweet and malty beer. It ends dry, and you can't barely detect the alcohol.
06-14-2013 22:51:12 | More by beyah
4.85/5 rDev +19.5%
Bottled 7/14/2010. Poured into my St. Feuillien goblet, Cuvée Du Chateau is dark brown with a small tan head leaving light, foamy lace.
Smell is big esters, loads of grape, strawberry, bubblegum. Clean, spicy alcohol.
Taste is absolutely amazing. Wow. What a killer quad. Such a clan, pure fruitness, nice little spiciness and clean phenols to cut it, super smooth.
Mouthfeel is slippery and light, the epitome of digestible.
Drinkability is dangerously high. This is a fantastic beer. Absolutely world class; it may have equals, but is unsurpassable.
08-13-2012 06:23:50 | More by ccrida
4.58/5 rDev +12.8%
Kasteel Cuvee' des Chateau
brewed to replicate the taste of an aged bottle of Donker (formerly Bruin)…how they do that, I don't know, but that what they accomplish, that's what we want to see.
Plum-brown appearance, firmly opaque, under a slim, cocoa-toned ring of foam.
Aroma: raisins, plum, port, chocolate and spice. Mild molasses, treacle, brown sugar. Big, rich, and ever-flavorful, powerful, yet mellowing.
Hitting the lips, the dark fruit, rich malt, and hugely complex flavors barge on board, with an early trace of the high alcohol content. Magnificent. Not too harsh, not too sweet. Utterly well-rounded, even-handed, with caramel and toffee rising in prominence in the flavor. Lays very softly and elegantly on the palate. One common criticism of Kasteel Donker is an over-sweetness, and this glass has that conquered. What more can I say beyond "very, very mellow."
The plum, the raisin, the toffee and cocoa is all in attendance, but plays it very cool, calm, and coalescent. No cloying sweetness, just extra groovy. Super beautiful. Extra yum. And here and then again, the alcohol sting rises up and coats the brain for a minute. Slicks the tongue, treats the senses.
When I heard of this, that it is brewed to resemble the flavor of an aged Kasteel Donker, I wondered first how you would do that, and then, if you could, why not make that the original beer? I don't have answers for any of those questions, all I can say is that they did it, and it's wonderful. A lovely, spiked plum pudding of a brew, a laced liquid licorice whip, and a toasty, tasty, caramel and toffee confection rolling happily in the mouth, all in one. And all very mellow, very groovy...
09-11-2011 09:31:23 | More by feloniousmonk
4.55/5 rDev +12.1%
Kasteel Cuv'ee Du Chateau
2010 edition. Corked and caged bottle, opens with a resounding pop. Poured into oversized wine glasses, a rich deep amber/mahogony hue with an off white dense head that recedes away over time. Aroma is fruity, bready, a touch of alcohol, dark fruits and brown sugar. In the taste, ripe grape, raisen, and plum but mostly grape. Alcohol is well in check and stays in the background. Pleasing dark fruits, some malt body lending caramel and brown sugar notes. Damn tasty. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and effervescent, semi-dry on the finish. Overall, a really nice beer, great flavors, clean and has the potential to age quite well.
08-20-2011 13:48:36 | More by Stinkypuss
4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
Drank from my St Bernardus Chalice.
A - Pours a darl Mahogany colour with a nice off White two fingered head that retains well and laces.
S - Sweet spicey aromas and some quite heavy stewed cherries on the nose. Raisin and dark fruits plentiful.
T - Sweet up front with some nice spiciness that follows. The dark fruits are plentiful, with raisns and stewed cherries the most prominant. The boozyness is quite warming on the finish.
M - Medium to full body with medium carbonation.
O - Kasteel just doesn't make any bad beers and this is pick of the bunch.
07-02-2011 14:15:38 | More by eric5bellies
Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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