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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 18
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ShadesOfGray on 02-21-2010)
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4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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...

feloniousmonk, Sep 11, 2011
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4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Stinkypuss, Aug 20, 2011
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4.52/5  rDev +11.3%

htamez, Oct 15, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +11.1%

Sturdy, crown-emblazoned cage unwound, stout cork popped without incident, I decant this quadruple into my tulip glass at cellar temperature.

Quite a pretty ale indeed. A deep garnet or blood ruby with a two-finger tan head that settles into a carbonation-fed layer of fine froth that never really goes away.

It smells very enticing as well. Great vinous sorta character, with complementary assorted dark fruits. A little caramel and chocolate makes things even more interesting, and there's also this intriguing floral but kinda musty (in a pleasant way) yeasty earthiness. Might have something to do with this bottle being a year and a month old. Lovely bouquet!

The flavor profile is Belgian in every aspect. A burst of fruity red grapes, raisins, figs, and cherries, followed by sweet, yeasty bread, and finished with tingling spiciness like cinnamon and ginger, and a nice little (welcome) booziness.

A full body lets all the complexities swim around on my palate nicely.

Killer quad.

Kuaff, Friday at 06:57 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

eric5bellies, Jul 02, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Canada_Dan, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is a very dark brown, though still slightly translucent. Poured this into a Tripel Karmeliet chalice to produce about a half inch head. Nice tan, frothy head tops this, with good retention and ample lacing.

A lively and invigorating aroma, smells of dark malt, raisins and dark fruit, candi/brown sugar, and spices--I'm getting some anise, coriander, and ginger. Also some nutty, cashew notes.

Tastes of sweet dark fruit--raisins, prunes, caramelized apples, brown sugar, and the aforementioned spices. The licorice/anise element seems strongest, but that is well-balanced by the sweetness. There is also some espresso coffee, chocolate, and roasted nuts in the background. The alcohol is evident enough to suggest a liqueur (like Kahlua), but it is held in reign by the complex flavors and is not overdone. The finish is peppery, and light, with just a hint of ash.

For all the flavor this packs, the body is rather light, and the carbonation is round, enough to give this a creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, this is an interesting, complexly flavored Belgian quad that is light in body and pleasant to drink. At 11% ABV, this is a beer that requires sipping and/or some food pairing.

Beerenauslese, Apr 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

AndresR, Sep 10, 2012
Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.