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

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315 Ratings
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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 18
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: ShadesOfGray on 02-21-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biernack
4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.39/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Boozy and not enough carbonation for my liking.

Photo of puboflyons
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle marked 2013/05/09. I am drinking it on December 23, 2014 more than 18 months after it was bottled.

Beautiful slightly murky brown pour with ruby red highlights and a modest tan head.

The aroma has toasted Belgian malts, yeast, and cherry notes. No booze at all for 11%.

The body is medium to full.

Those the toasted malts arrive in the taste punctuated by a vibrant but tart cherry flavor. Mellow on the palate. Lingers dryly at the finish but like a wine sort of dry. Easy to drink. I would have more of these.

Photo of Tone
2.98/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, brown. 1/6 inch head of an off-white color. Poor lacing and poor retention. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and yeast. Fits the style of a Quadruple. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a high level of astringency. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, strong yeast, hint of toffee, and slight metallic. Overall, poor appearance, and the astringency and metallic notes are unpleasant.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Awork1990
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaymo18
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamLand
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satchboogie
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Gerasimos
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JillMarch1027
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of D9sus4
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%

I tasted this last week on draft at a local pub that has 55 mostly great beers on tap. It tasted like a cross between a Trappistes Rochefort 10 and the Kasteel Rouge brewed by the same brewery. Nice heavy bodied dark Belgian beer with a sour cherry backbone. If it weren't 11 %ABV, I could easily drink it all night. 2012 brew date on draft.

I tasted it again last night from a bottle dated May, 2010. Didn't like it as much when I first opened and tasted it. Neither did my wife who had also enjoyed the draft version with me last week. However, while we were sitting and talking and not in a rush to drink the disappointing beer, it warmed up a bit. When I finally took a second sip, it tasted like the draft version we had both loved. My wife thought the same.

So the point of my long winded review is, don't serve this beer too cold! 50-60 degrees is what I would recommend.

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3.71/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.32/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Kuaff
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.

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4.16/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.