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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

256 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 15
Gots: 16 | 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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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown cola colour with 1 finger of sudsy head which quickly dissipates to a thin layer without any lacing.

S: Dark dried cherries, plums, raisons, fig and almonds with hints of dank wet wood. Middle notes of sweet dark malts with mild rum notes on the finish.

T: Cherry cola upfront followed by soaked dried fruit of plums, raisons and plums. Middle of rum, vanilla and wet wood that leads in to a dark rum finish.

M: Medium bodied with snappy carbonation and a dry finish.

O: The most fruity quad I've had, with lots of cherries and dark dried fruit. Less alcohol in both the nose and mouth than what I expected. While less complex than other quads, this is extremely enjoyable and I would definitely seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 01:14:46 | More by FondueVoodoo
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-28-2014 20:31:46 | More by Latarnik
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -20%

05-24-2014 17:37:28 | More by Hayley_86
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dar482

New York

3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 04:08:47 | More by dar482
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-03-2014 22:20:49 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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GRap

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-30-2014 23:12:36 | More by GRap
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-30-2014 22:58:31 | More by KevinGordon
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StJamesGate

New York

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 05:37:23 | More by StJamesGate
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scottgoblue314

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-27-2014 14:15:22 | More by scottgoblue314
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keithmurray

New York

4.1/5  rDev +1%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 21:18:47 | More by keithmurray
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-13-2014 19:52:33 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-12-2014 16:22:59 | More by mendvicdog
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 01:59:29 | More by Hopswagger
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-25-2014 05:25:35 | More by gillagorilla
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GarthT

Hong Kong

3/5  rDev -26.1%

03-20-2014 13:36:55 | More by GarthT
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boqonx

Hong Kong

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-15-2014 03:44:26 | More by boqonx
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srgj88

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-01-2014 17:57:14 | More by srgj88
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

02-23-2014 02:32:59 | More by MacStinson
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-21-2014 15:42:27 | More by vermilcj
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-20-2014 09:42:36 | More by DRBiser
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-15-2014 17:15:04 | More by duceswild
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.98/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 17:39:08 | More by ONovoMexicano
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2014 20:33:28 | More by TypsiYpsi
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soxandbeer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-06-2014 00:34:38 | More by soxandbeer
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sfore8

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-05-2014 16:58:49 | More by sfore8
Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.