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

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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 19
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website

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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-02-2012 23:30:37 | More by Lee_Hancock
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-13-2012 21:41:18 | More by kayrex
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-02-2013 05:45:05 | More by July2Nov
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-25-2012 12:14:54 | More by JSkone09
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-18-2011 01:43:53 | More by jamesgaither
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-31-2012 17:25:05 | More by sidetracked
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-06-2014 00:34:38 | More by soxandbeer
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-20-2014 09:42:36 | More by DRBiser
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-16-2012 05:34:38 | More by MarcWP
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-28-2014 23:52:24 | More by Lorihall1
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

A: This is a very dark beer with a small head.

S: The scents of almonds and a little bit of caramel.

T: Slightly sour and also sweet with a bitter aftertaste.

M: Decent carbonation and a nice mouthfeel.

O: Heavy not easily drinkable beer, but tasteful and fairly complex.

04-13-2012 18:22:48 | More by DARIVA
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Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -13.1%

Had on tap at Track 84 on 5.4.2010. Served in a tulip. Poured an opaque mahogany with burgundy highlights when backlit. A half inch, creamy, off-white head quickly receded into a thin consistent skim - no lacing present during the tasting. Nose was very subdued - some malt and a slightly vinous quality. Taste follows nose - dark fruit dominates, but not particularly malty, sweet or complex. Flavor profile is lacking the big malty, sugary quality I've come to associate with the style. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a subtle carbonation - somewhat thin for the style, with a slightly dry finish. I have to say that I was a little disappointed. Not really style consistent; closer to a Belgian Strong Dark in my opinion. Alcohol was well-hidden, but I was a bit disappointed by this beer.

05-06-2010 02:10:21 | More by Jwale73
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3.53/5  rDev -13.1%

This beer is brewed to mimick the regular kasteel donker that is aged for 10 years.
Look: The beer pours a dark-amber color with a nice head
Smell: Sweet malts, sugar, dried dark fruits
Taste: Follows the nose; sweet malts, molasses, dark sugar, dark fruits and some spicy sharp aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, Medium bodied
Overall: Not so bad, but it is supposed to be compared with aged kasteel and having real aged kasteel and this one side by side, this one is very very disappointing. Much sharper and less soft than the aged version.

07-24-2011 14:52:33 | More by rvdoorn
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3.53/5  rDev -13.1%

Poured into 2 wine glasses. Bottled 5-27-2010.

A- Pours a blood red hue. A crispy bubbly head forms before quickly receding. Sits dark and still.

S- Mild tones. Sweet cherry juice, a slight tart tang. Rather basic in nose.

T- Tangy and sweet cherries. Some mild zesty tartness. A strong malty body with some solid undertones keeps this from being one dimensional. Sweetness is strong but not overbearing.

M- Tangy on front of tongue, lingers well. Starts wet and has a smooth mild drying action. Medium bodied.

O- Quite drinkable for such a cherry forward beer that isn't a sour. Easy to split a 750mL. The alc isn't noticeable. good.

04-23-2011 13:31:11 | More by busterthecat
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3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

Bottle from Half Time poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, plum, dates and yeast. Mouthfeel was medsium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, cola, dark fruit and yeast with a smooth lingering cola finish.

01-14-2012 00:09:56 | More by Ratman197
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3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

2010 vintage, bottled 5-27-2010.

Pours a very dark chestnut brown color with slight purplish hues and a half finger beige head that immediately fades into a thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing.

Spicy aroma with dark malts and estery dark fruit. Slight earthy and funky with some pepper and a slight medicinal presence. Nice roasted malt character with hints of cocoa and coffee countered by plum, raisin and fig.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a strong zesty spice presence up front that lingers over a chewy, roasted malt character and estery dark fruits into a slightly dry finish. There's a nice balance of pepper, medicinal syrup, chocolate cake, lightly roasted coffee, plum, raisin and grape. Fuller bodied with a much stronger malt presence than I expected. Also, the high ABV is excellently masked resulting in a flavorful beer that's easy to put down.

12-07-2011 05:58:15 | More by corby112
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3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, the Donker aged in steel for 10 years, so vintage 2000,

A: Pours brown with a soft white head into a goblet, nice lace.

S: Surprisingly light, but some notes of malt and molasses, very sugary.

T: Clearly drier than the Brune, but still is a bit sweet. Moderate notes of residual sugar. Dark malt, raisin, but really didn't add any complexity over the 10 years. It tastes good, but that's about it.

M: Off-dry, creamy, very soft carbonation. Not as thick and cloying sweet as the Brune.

D: I think it's cool that this beer was brewed when I was in high school. That being said, I didn't really get anything except a drier version of the Donker. That's fine, I guess I just expected more.

03-16-2010 21:16:51 | More by Halcyondays
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3.63/5  rDev -10.6%

Beer bottle (75 cl.) purchased in La Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2011.

Appearance : dark brown color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : roasted malt and chocolate aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty flavoured.
Drinkabiliy : good beer in the belgian style; but too sweet for my taste

10-06-2011 19:03:23 | More by thierrynantes
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3.66/5  rDev -9.9%

A: Poured a dark hazy brown. Good carbonation but held no head. A flare up of fizz bubbled up after pouring it into a tulip, reminiscent of a soda.

S: Rich and leathery. There's a distinct sweetness of red raspberry syrup. Hints of wet oak.

T: A thick rich maltiness starts first with dark roasted walnut and charred (not burnt) wood. Raisin and black cherry. Tangy bitter sourness overpowers from the back of the palette rushing forward. The bitterness is a little acidic like a balsamic. In my opinion, I would have liked it slightly less bitter and less oaky to let the other sweet and sour fruitiness shine forward. A final sweetness finishes the flavor profile. Fortunately the acidity softened a little as it rested in the glass, much like a nice wine.

M: Medium consistency. Fairly dry finish at the back of the tongue.

O: This one didn't completely work for me. It was just too vinegary. I found that sour alkaline finish acrid. It did soften up a bit as it sat and I liked many of the other qualities of the flavor profile like the thick prune notes, but I won't be rushing back to cuvée du chateau.

07-10-2013 04:51:25 | More by constantine_272
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3.68/5  rDev -9.4%

Pours a dark brown with a ruby tint. Tan head falls to about nothing. Thinnest of lace.

Aroma is of sweet malts with hints of plums and raisin.

Big sweet malts up front. Big booze is next and you just can't help but notice it. Nice sweet fruits in there but alcohol is the prominent flavor.

Medium bodied and biting. Very warming.

Good brew. I love a strong, boozy beer but this is too much. Only 11% and it does not hide it well

11-22-2010 14:09:00 | More by dstc
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3.68/5  rDev -9.4%

On-tap at Stone

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a thin off-white head.

S: The nose has a definite sugary, sweet note to it. Plenty of caramel malt and brown sugar, along with ripened dark fruits.

T: As the nose would indicate, there's a lot of sweet, bready malts, brown sugar, plums, and raisins. Pretty standard flavors with a bit of a dry finish.

M: The body is fairly full with a soft, low carbonation and the aforementioned dryness.

D: A bit sweet for me, but not bad. The flavors are good, but considering what this beer "is", I was expecting a bit more.

03-29-2010 07:00:08 | More by womencantsail
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3.68/5  rDev -9.4%

Closing out the night with a Belgian ale. This is a 2010 Cuvee du Chateau, which is corked, caged, and covered tightly in paper. On to the beer:

Into a Kasteel chalice it goes, the beer's color is chocolate brown with a small head forming on the pour, quickly fizzing away to a thin lace around the glass. The nose is strong, sweet, and very alcoholic. Red grapes and red wine come to mind first. Touch of licorice and Good & Plenty. Lots of alcohol is present, and it smells like some medical ointment. Let's drink...

The aroma comes off aggresive, but the taste is more comforting to approach. Sweet with a slight semi-tartness. The flavors of cherries, red grapes, dates, and bread crust make their mark. A moderate dose of alcohol makes its presence, especially when the beer goes down and warms your throat and tummy. Its a full bodied beer with low-medium carbonation, drinks slow but steady, and is an adequte example of the quadruppel.

12-03-2012 06:34:42 | More by DoubleJ
Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.