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

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Kasteel Cuvée Du ChateauKasteel Cuvée Du Chateau

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

263 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 18
Gots: 17 | 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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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
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Marshall_ofmcap

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-28-2014 23:19:30 | More by Marshall_ofmcap
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johndavidfitzgerald

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-28-2014 20:35:40 | More by johndavidfitzgerald
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-27-2014 05:35:09 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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Altrurian

New York

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Encountered this delicacy on draft at Philadelphia's Monk's Cafe. It's a deep, deep ruby red, translucent only at the edges, capped by a rich, but thin, layer of foam. Attractive, viscous cling. There's an undeniable blast of alcohol at the first sip, but it recedes into a mellow medley of dark fruits and roasted grains, long on raIsins and dates. This is a substantial and rewarding elixir, its sweetness and enveloping texture balanced by a volatile finish and slight alcohol sting. It lasts.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2014 17:45:55 | More by Altrurian
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-22-2014 03:56:54 | More by Ainjyll
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-20-2014 02:17:53 | More by ZinFanDave
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chilled La Trappe goblet.

Appearance 3.75: Poured out a dark, deep brown. Really more of a black with brown highlights. Absolutely NO HEAD whatsoever. Zip. Nada. No lacing, either.

Smell 4.0: Great nose on this brew. Deep gravity of the scent as well: almost burnt caramel mixed with noble hops and a light smokiness. Lovely.

Taste 4.50: Front is slightly sweet and all in the front of the mouth. The Middle is HUGE: big wave of malty, sugary goodness and a nice taste of grains, noble hops and many other elements as well: raisins, dried figs...amazing. How can the Finish compete with this???? Well, it does and what you receive is a lovely taste of...how shall I describe it? Compressed, concentrated essence of Belgian beer. It's this amazing blend of yeast, malt, light hops, phenols...hard to describe. Very hard to describe, but -nonetheless-- delicious. Reminiscent of another fabulous beer from the Kasteelbier group: Brigand. Aftertaste is long and deals with the amazing fallout from all the above. Malt, madness and Belgian infighting.

Mouthfeel 4.0: You know, originally I rated this a bit lower, but after sitting with this beer and learning to appreciate it, I believe that the low carbonation is actually a blessing rather than a hindrance.

Overall 4.25: What can I say? This is a challenging, complex beer. If you are looking for something to go with your "roasted wild boar shank with sherry reduction and Shiitake mushroom risotto" LOOK ELSEWHERE. This beer is all about sipping, enjoying and focusing on the beer. The brew, the amazing tastes that come from barley malt, hops and water, that's what this baby is all about. This beer will make you want to understand what is going on with it. To hold its "hand" and comprehend it. What does it want? What do we all want? Wow. Highly recommended. Did I mention the 11% ABV? Can't detect it. In the taste, anyway. ;)

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 07:00:57 | More by BeerDocT
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SlamLord

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-26-2013 00:39:18 | More by SlamLord
Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.