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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

267 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
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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constantine_272

Oregon

3.66/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

07-10-2013 04:51:25 | More by constantine_272
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-06-2013 10:36:08 | More by RedneckBeerz
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-05-2013 23:55:19 | More by pathman
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-04-2013 23:46:37 | More by WOLFGANG
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-02-2013 05:45:05 | More by July2Nov
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +7.4%

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

07-02-2013 02:35:07 | More by jmdrpi
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

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!

07-01-2013 11:54:25 | More by BlackHaddock
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-01-2013 00:16:50 | More by uturn
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SimonTja

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-25-2013 22:52:29 | More by SimonTja
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flagmantho

Washington

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip. This is the 2010 cuvée.

Appearance: dark brown with ruby highlights when held up to the light. Body seems to be haze-free with a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of fizzy tan foam which subsides relatively quickly. Not too bad.

Smell: sweet malt with a very big raisin component, backed up by a nice pear and date bouquet. Not dramatically complex for the style, but I really like the composition. Mmmm.

Taste: very much like the aroma, with an emphasis on raisin, date and pear; there's also a pretty strong alcohol component here, which I suppose is not surprising. Quite a bit of sweetness features here, but that's acceptable for the style and works with the darker fruits.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a good creaminess. Satisfying enough for me, although for a big Belgian quad I expect a whole lot. Still, quite good indeed.

Overall: this beer is a bit on the hot side, at least in the aftertaste, but I like the dark fruit composition. Beers of this style don't have to work too hard to be pretty tasty to me; still, this guy is worth a shot if you like the style.

06-19-2013 02:38:45 | More by flagmantho
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beyah

Maine

4.85/5  rDev +19.5%

Tried this beer at Ebenezer's Pub, it was a blend of the 10, 3 & 1 year old Kasteel.
This dark brown rich brew with a heavy light brown head.Nice Lacing.

The taste is amazing, similar to a port, can detect the Belgian yeast. This is an especially sweet and malty beer. It ends dry, and you can't barely detect the alcohol.

Heavenly beer.

06-14-2013 22:51:12 | More by beyah
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2013 00:22:07 | More by Dactrius
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VAcrossr

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-24-2013 20:23:49 | More by VAcrossr
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desint

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-24-2013 11:09:46 | More by desint
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2013 04:31:35 | More by MrMcGibblets
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BartMcStout

Belgium

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-12-2013 21:00:32 | More by BartMcStout
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Stugotzo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-10-2013 22:23:29 | More by Stugotzo
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-18-2013 02:02:52 | More by thebouch01
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JWNYC

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2013 18:09:55 | More by JWNYC
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FreshZ

Missouri

5/5  rDev +23.2%

04-09-2013 15:56:38 | More by FreshZ
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RD1163

California

3/5  rDev -26.1%

04-06-2013 03:47:09 | More by RD1163
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korene84

California

3/5  rDev -26.1%

04-04-2013 23:09:50 | More by korene84
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Poupae

Thailand

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-24-2013 11:19:24 | More by Poupae
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-24-2013 02:53:51 | More by OriolesFan1008
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dokupe

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-23-2013 02:40:15 | More by dokupe
Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
91 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.