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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 Mar02x
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A deep red/brown ale with, a hard to get, beige head. The retraction is quick.

S - The smell is a bit musty with a slight port like scent.

T - A nice port/wine like tones and a bit sweet. It is like drinking a watery port.

M - High carbonation which I didn't expect for a beer of this age. There was no bitterness anymore and the alcohol was hard to detect.

O - This is a real nice to drink evening warmer.

Mar02x, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Kampfar
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Kampfar, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

BKotch, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

GRG1313, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

jaydoc, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of RuudJH
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Limited release from this Kasteel Donker, brewed in 1998, as stated on the bottle. Supplier's recommendation at my local liquor store.
6 euro for 75 cl bottle.

I'm not at all familiar with aged beers, but I was told this particular brew held well in the breweries' cellars.

Dark brown beer with a beige head. It's lightly fizzy, the head disappearing rather fast.
Smell is very fresh: clear fresh red and black fruits, like berries, strawberries, cherries. Lightly sour scent, with a hint of caramel.
Taste is very balanced and mellow. The alcohol is very well masked. It's got roasty malt notes, some coffee and nuts. Mainly though, there's sweet 'n sour notes of the fruits.

Smooth and rather easy in the mouth for it's 11 % abv. In the aftertaste there is the alcohol present.

It's ok drinkable, but the alcohol becomes rather strong toward the end of the 75 cl there's still some carbonation left, making the booze pretty active .

I have not had much experience with older bottlings, but this is surely a brew that aged well enough for my taste.
Perhaps hard to obtain, but defenately recommended if you can find it.

RuudJH, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

patre_tim, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

safaricook, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of boqonx
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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

vermilcj, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Hyhat
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Hyhat, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of thebouch01
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

thebouch01, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of _morandi_
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

_morandi_, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of SimonTja
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

SimonTja, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

duceswild, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

JAHMUR, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

samEBC, May 22, 2012
Photo of srgj88
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

srgj88, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2010 vintage.
Very light fizzy head fades fairly quickly to pretty much nothing, over super dark brown colored beer with hints of ruby maroon light coming through the thinner bottom part.

Nose is interesting, mostly dark malts, a madeira like sauce as well that adds a hint of Worcestershire sauce or BBQ with vinegar or something. Dark fruit, like fig, prune juice, again a vinegary like base that reminds me of BBQ sauce or Ketchup or something similar. A bit of candi sugar and brown sugar, molasses, etc.

Taste is more typical for a quad, dark malts, candi, fruits, booze. Dark fruits come though with fig, prune, date, etc, and hint of brandy soaked raisin. Dark malts, but more like Belgian special B or dark syrupy malts, with a light buttered coconut like taste as well which is kinda weird. Syrups bring candi sugar, brown sugar, molasses, and syrup in general. Booze brings light esters, and not quite as boozy as I expected, but there is some tingly warming booze. The juicy fruits and malts fade to a drier finish with a bit of lingering booze, fruits, and syrups. Later on the finish light phenols come out from the booze and Belgian yeast.

Mouth is bigger bodied, some warming booze, decent but lighter carb.

Overall not bad, there are plenty better Belgian quads out there, but this is decent all things considered. Most other Kasteel beers I've had were also better.

jlindros, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of ikantspel
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottled on 5-27-10

served into a duvel tulip

pours a dark chocolate brown with a small head. compared to other quads, this is probably the smalled head ive ever seen. bubbles seem to dissipate quickly.

fig, raisins, malt, brown sugar, and a hint of alcohol.

follows the nose. something at the end though is killing it for me. finished with a medicinal phenol taste. not too bad

good, but id like to see how their donker is.

ikantspel, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Absumaster
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A dark brown beer with a settling head, which disappears after a while. No head is visible.

The smell is malty with a sweet and port-like sensation. The beer has a tart smell that also has some cherry and berries in the smell. LIght dark malts which are not burned or roasted.

The taste is sweet with the port taste also present. The berries and tartness remind me of lacto or brett? The beer is sweet, but light in a way, it is drinkable, and not cloying at one point. The first sip I suspected artificial sweeteners but this beer is the best beer from this brewery.

Absumaster, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Poured a dark mahogany color with a small cap of off-white head. Caramel and brown sugar in the nose, lots of dark, dried fruit; decent aroma but not too pronounced. The taste follows the nose for the most part, with dark caramel, honey, brown sugar, plums, raisins, figs, black cherries, and a subtle hint of cocoa in the background. Actually a bit similar to Kasteel Rouge in some ways, but a bit more complex array of flavors. Thick in the mouth, heavy-medium body, kind of syrupy, low carbonation, and a definite alcohol warmth that balances out the thickness a bit. Quite enjoyable, and I'd like to sample it again.

Rifugium, Nov 04, 2011
Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.