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

Not Rated.
Kasteel Cuvée Du ChateauKasteel Cuvée Du Chateau

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

269 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 19
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ShadesOfGray on 02-21-2010)
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Hayley_86, May 24, 2014
Photo of dar482
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer has big notes of fruit bread, dark cherries, plums, and dates in the front. There's then a caramel and sweet over ripen banana. There are hints of alcohol and lots of winter spice.

The flavor on the finish is a bit lacking with a lighter medium mouthfeel.

dar482, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

GRap, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

KevinGordon, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of StJamesGate
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pomegranate-brown with creamy parchment head.
Fruit cake, glace cherry, cherry and straight booze on the nose – big and sweet.
Toffee cake, dried cherry, some yellow apple, a clove hit, and a spicy end with a sarsaparilla comeback.
Dark candy sugar end and sweet linger.
Med, well chewy, round.

Doesn’t throw like 11% at all. Deep, faceted, BSDA. Sweetness kept in check by spice. A blue cheese beer.

StJamesGate, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of scottgoblue314
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

scottgoblue314, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of keithmurray
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2010 vintage

750ML bottle poured into a snifter

Appearance - murky brown liquid with tan head

Smell - raisins, brown sugar, grapes, plums, prunes

Taste - prunes, raisins, grapes, brown sugar

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, low carbonation, sweetness upfront and a bit tangy in the finish

Overall - not quite as good as Kasteel Donker, but a decent beer within its style.

Price Point - $10.99/750ML bottle

keithmurray, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

KindaFondaGoozah, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Hopswagger
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: Pours what looks like a murky mud puddle. Quickly fading airy taupe head that congregates to the sides like air bubbles from an aquatic beast lurking in the dark depths.

S: Aged fruit roll ups, prune juice, banana baby food, clove, cheap leather, spiced rum soaked plums, raw brown sugar, cinnamon, and spice cake.

T/M: Lots of fruit, apples, plums, prunes all coated with near burnt brown sugar drizzle. Warming spiced booze, bready malt, pecan praline and slight bitterness from the spices. Full lush body that is slightly sticky and gentle carbonation that numbs the mouth toward the end.

O: Top notch! Lush and full of aged fruit flavors. Natural essence to balance the sweetness. I want another!

Hopswagger, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

gillagorilla, Mar 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

GarthT, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

boqonx, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

srgj88, Mar 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

MacStinson, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

vermilcj, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

DRBiser, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

duceswild, Feb 15, 2014
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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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

TypsiYpsi, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

soxandbeer, Feb 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

sfore8, Feb 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Marshall_ofmcap, Jan 28, 2014
Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.