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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
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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Photo of jonb5
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, poured into Kasteel chalice. A: Very dark in colour, opaque, tiny disappearing tanned head, some lacing. S: Tawny port like, plum, booze and fruity esters. T: More bitter than the "Kasteel Donker" mellowed throughout, hints of plum, brown sugar, fudge. Finish dominated by boozy burn. M: Smooth, moderate carbonation, medium to thick body. O: I would say, aside from the bitterness, it was barely distinguishable from the "Donker". If it qualifies as a Quadrupel, it doesn’t quite hit the heights others do.

jonb5, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

NickThePyro, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of brandonld23
4/5  rDev -1.2%

brandonld23, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

dcmchew, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of Sspeer1
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Sspeer1, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Dragophant
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Dragophant, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Darkhnum
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Darkhnum, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of KJ2013
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Anatole
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Anatole, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

dirtylou, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Beerosaurus
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Beerosaurus, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Fattmatt73
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Fattmatt73, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev -1.2%

kaelingirl, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of pkenkman
4/5  rDev -1.2%

pkenkman, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Oakenator
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Oakenator, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of inspektor
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

inspektor, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of StaveHooks
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Hopswagger for this little gem!
11.2oz Belgian style bottle.
2010 Vintage

A - A hard pour reveals a ruddy dark brown colored body with little to no head. A jumbo bubbled collar forms with small whisps of islands in the middle.

S - Soured red figs, tart and sugary, cold sticky dates, Belgian candy syrup, brown sugar, sugary caramel, dirty cardboard sweetness. A tartness keeps coming up and envelops the fruity aroma mid drink, but the deep malt base overtakes everything in the end.

T - Spicy caramel malts, dark bread fresh out of the oven, brown sugar, molasses, not as much fruit as the nose describes, somewhat fruity though, figs are the dominate fruit along side raisins, and dates. Oxidation is present in the form of dry caramel. There's grape and raisin flavor that melds together very well. Old and deep sugary malts. Strong spicy components really kick in middle to end, creating a dry finish to to a sugary malted base.

M - Thick and viscous feel, (like a thickened prune juice), low carbonation with a small and tight stingy feel on the tongue.

Very dense and caramelized flavors with a thick and sugary body. This drinks very elegant. The finish really shines due to the swift and spicy dryness. I haven't had this fresh but this is drinking excellent for the year. Lots of spicy malt laced with sugary fruit. I picture myself drinking this in a tux with a cuban cigar after dinner. Really glad I cracked this. I just wish I had another one to hold onto for a few more years.

StaveHooks, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Sludgeman, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of constantine_272
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a dark hazy brown. Good carbonation but held no head. A flare up of fizz bubbled up after pouring it into a tulip, reminiscent of a soda.

S: Rich and leathery. There's a distinct sweetness of red raspberry syrup. Hints of wet oak.

T: A thick rich maltiness starts first with dark roasted walnut and charred (not burnt) wood. Raisin and black cherry. Tangy bitter sourness overpowers from the back of the palette rushing forward. The bitterness is a little acidic like a balsamic. In my opinion, I would have liked it slightly less bitter and less oaky to let the other sweet and sour fruitiness shine forward. A final sweetness finishes the flavor profile. Fortunately the acidity softened a little as it rested in the glass, much like a nice wine.

M: Medium consistency. Fairly dry finish at the back of the tongue.

O: This one didn't completely work for me. It was just too vinegary. I found that sour alkaline finish acrid. It did soften up a bit as it sat and I liked many of the other qualities of the flavor profile like the thick prune notes, but I won't be rushing back to cuvée du chateau.

constantine_272, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev -1.2%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev -1.2%

pathman, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of July2Nov
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

July2Nov, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of jmdrpi
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL corked and caged bottle. 2010 vintage, 5/27/10.

appears a murky chesnutt brown. thin off-white head. lacing clings to the glass. mild aroma of Belgian yeast and complex maltiness. earthy notes and a touch of alcohol, very nice. taste is complex, yet so easy to drink, flavors are melded together. herbal. good balance of dry and sweetness. medium body. soft subtle carbonation. extremely smooth to drink.
overall - excellent

jmdrpi, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank a 0.75 2010 bottle a while ago and still have another: this review however is from an on-tap glass I had in the Antwerp Gollem on Sunday 16 Dec 2012.

Deep, dark brown with ruby red hints: on top a tan coloured crown of foam that hung around for the whole tasting.

Sweet malty molasses with Port like strength and flavours fill the nose and mouth; this is one tasty beer.

Small sips are the order of the day, don't want to rush this or take huge gulps, let it slip down the throat in minute quantities and savour the moment.

Really enjoyed it: this sort of brew is one of the reasons I love going to Belgium so much!

BlackHaddock, Jul 01, 2013
Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.