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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

297 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 18
Gots: 27 | 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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Photo of ehsieh02
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A quadrupel from Kasteel line, ABV up to 11%, quite overpowering!

The color shows deep dark brown, with beautiful and delicate foam.

Smell: burnt malt, dark cherry, roasted dark sugar smell.

Taste: medium plus mouthfeel, extremely smooth with strong burnt malt, dark cherry, chocolate, with licorice undernote. However, it is a very sweet beer overall, winey finish.

A: For me, this is overly sweet though complicated that I can hardly finish a bottle myself! It's more like personal preference I suppose...

ehsieh02, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

mattfancett, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Fattmatt73
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Fattmatt73, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of jpajpajeff
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

jpajpajeff, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

AgentZero, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

brandoman63, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Lee_Hancock
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Lee_Hancock, May 03, 2012
Photo of SVD
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Ainjyll
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Ainjyll, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

kayrex, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of July2Nov
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

July2Nov, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of JSkone09
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

JSkone09, Dec 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

jamesgaither, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

sidetracked, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of soxandbeer
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

soxandbeer, Feb 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

DRBiser, Feb 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

DJGreg, Oct 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

MarcWP, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Lorihall1, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of DARIVA
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

DARIVA, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Jwale73
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Jwale73, May 06, 2010
Photo of rvdoorn
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

rvdoorn, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of busterthecat
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

busterthecat, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of Ratman197
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Ratman197, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

corby112, Dec 07, 2011
Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.