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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

286 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 18
Gots: 24 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

safaricook, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

mattfancett, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of AdamBear
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark ruby brown with a light tan head

S-really dark, sweet belgian sugars. surprisingly does not smell boozy at all

T-just a dark mouthfull of dark belgian sugars...just tasty! the after-taste is a great quality of belgian sugars with a hint of cherries. this is just wonderful! there's not a lot of booziness at all for the abv. its very sweet as well. the burnt taste is there and appreciated.

M-medium carbonation with a sharp, dry finish

D-i do love this beer. this is one of the best non-fruity belgians i've had. the taste diminishes a bit but i truly hope to have this one again a couple times! i was very pleased, especially after having many disappointing beligians over the past weeks.

AdamBear, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of thebouch01
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

thebouch01, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
4/5  rDev -1.2%

gillagorilla, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

NickThePyro, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

doucmehu, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Brewsed, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of eric5bellies
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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
Photo of bruachan
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

attractive heavy garnet color

from distance this smells like oaky wine (and maybe something fortified like marsala). cork

ooh yeah, that's vinous: wine-like heat and corky. leather and winey fruits. tart, yeasty flavors. strong bitterness holds everything afloat, yet manages not to really diminish the strength of the wine metaphor. i suppose up until the finish my mouth can pretend the bitterness is part of the alcohol experience

minimal malt-type flavors (you know, nutty or caramel), in favor of some complex esters. blackcurrant

bruachan, Oct 27, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

_morandi_, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

JoeMans, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Poupae, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of ocelot2500
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep ebony color with a frothy, off-white head that leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smells of rum soaked raisins with other roasted notes behind it.

Tastes of sweet fruits with some dark malt. Fruits are characterized by raisins and plum with perhaps some bruised pear in the background. Sweetness is pleasant and not overly done. Dark malt notes roll in to add some brown sugar and a touch of chocolate. Alcohol is noticeable, but does not detract and gives the fruits added depth as well as warming the palate.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a slightly creamy amount of carbonation.

ocelot2500, Jan 10, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

BKotch, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Beertracker, Jan 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

MrMcGibblets, May 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft pour into a 10.5 oz tulip for $7.50. 11% ABV. Indicated as the Kasteel Bruin aged for 10 years.

A: Served with a finger and a half of light brown foamy creamy head with respectable retention. Sheet-like lacing begins to smather the glass as the firm collar and sudsy film stay alive. The body is pitch brown and seemingly opaque until it is held in front of light, where a transparent ruby body is garnered. Active streamers keep the collar alive and well throughout the course of the drink. After the head has dissipated, the body doesn't contribute any more to lacing.

S: Toasty, earthy and woody. Faint cherries add a touch of fruitiness to the nose. This brew is by no means one dimensional, but the aroma has less complexity than expected. Very good nonetheless.

T: The cherry flavor is more distinguishable on the palate. Actually, everything is more pronounced on the palate than it was on the nose. Delicious. Rounded flavors with bitter English hop undertones, very soft, with a finishing flavor of port wine. Rich and smooth. Faint spices including anise.

M: The mouthfeel is wonderfully rich, smooth and supple providing just enough mild carbonation to keep things safely distant from cloying. Long finish. Alcohol is hardly noticeable, until the brew warms, and even then, it was only noticeable on the exhale.

D: This brew has aged gracefully (or has forced-aged gracefully according to an earlier reviewer). The Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau is very much a sipper and could have just as easily been labeled a quadruple rather than a BSDA. Perfect as a digestif.

FeDUBBELFIST, Nov 02, 2010
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4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

deep mahogany brown with a smallish tan head that quickly recedes to a spattering of film with some decent lacing left behind.

very fruity with raisin and some dark stone fruits and a strong malt presence.

sweetened dark fruits (figs and raisins) open up the palate for some sweet maltiness that is of caramel, toffee, and light molasses flavors. some slightly tart dark cherry finishes this off nicely.

silky with soft carbonation and thick bodied with a pretty hot finish.

drinks surprisingly well for being so strong. booze never lets go of this one, but it is integrated nicely and makes for a nice sipping beer.

silentjay, Feb 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

zrab11, Apr 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

HollyHops, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 version poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Proof that looks aren't everything, since this beer wasn't exactly a gem to look at. Its appearance was cloudy brown with yeast particles floating near the base. It was what I'd call murky looking and the pour produced very little head and only thin lacing. This makes sense though given the nearly four years of age.

I was almost expecting to drink a Berliner Weisse or a sour based on the nose profile. The aroma was very tart, yeasty, with notes of berry and brown malt. Surprisingly, the first sip was sweeter than the nose lead me to expect. I tasted cherries and yeast, a cherry pie flavor, slight tartness, Belgian candy syrup, and an aftertaste of bread and hints of alcohol.

The beer drinks thick and malty, is tart and yeasty creating a slight mouth-puckering sensation and was still sweet, but not cloying.

It's a good beer that goes in many directions, but it's all done very tastefully. My expectations for something tart were slightly misleading, as this beer remains true to its quad roots on the tongue.

ONovoMexicano, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

OriolesFan1008, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of impending
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-

La Trappe. Poured into a Kasteel glass, a deep dark brown with red copper highlights. Decent head but little retention or lacing.

Aroma is a treat. A quad, of this there is no doubt. The aroma is thick, weighty.

Full bodied mouthfeel. The taste confirms, Quadish. A figgy rum spice cake in all it's glory, surely an old recipe. Phenols are mild but pleasant. Alcohol is restrained and warms appropriately as it hits room temp. Inhaling before the sip hits the back of your throat and you taste the aroma.
cheers
jd

impending, Nov 29, 2010
Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.