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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

255 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 15
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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phisig137

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- 2010 vintage poured into my Samichlaus tulip. Deep, dark, and brooding, with a 1.5 inch head and excellent retention and lacing.

S- Heaps and piles of rotting stone fruits, berries, and sugar. Also, an odd petrol like phenolic quality, not unlike certain sweet german white wines. Nice.

T- Not anywhere near as sweet as the nose would lead you to believe. There is certainly residual sugar, but nothing like their Donker or other quads out there. Some fruitiness, excellent mocha character, perhaps a touch of cinnamon, and delicious yeasty esters. On the finish, it also exhibits some nice dry sherry and woody notes. Tastes far older than it is. Pretty damn solid.

M- Thick, heavy, and coating.

O- Better than the sum of its parts. While this certainly isn't an everyday beer, it is excellent on a cold dark night. While I think it's pretty solid right now, a few years would do this beer wonders. I anticipate in another 4-6 years this will be flat out phenomenal. If you're a fan of the style, it's certainly worth trying. Especially at the excellent price of $9 for a 750 mL.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 00:09:33 | More by phisig137
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 33cl bottle into Westvleteren Chalice. 2012 vintage.

A. Poured about a half a finger of head, that disappeared prett quickly. Very little retention. Little lacing. Color is very dark amber brown.

S. Smells pretty dry. Dark fruit, yeast, caramel, brown sugar, a bit of grape. As expected more complex aromas come out as it warms.

T. Dark fruit, raisins, candi sugar, belgian yeast. Taste is more on the sweet side. Missing some of the complexity of flavor of other top quads. ABV is very well hidden. Has a little bit of hop punch in the way back. Has an interesting way of going back and forth from sweet to dry that is unique.

M. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Finishes dry.

O. Not the best of the style, but the style is the best of beer. Good aroma, Good flavor, average mouthfeel. Just nothing that reallys stands up and makes you say Wow.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 03:49:26 | More by siradmiralnelson
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flagmantho

Washington

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-22-2012 04:54:22 | More by Mantooth
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Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-08-2011 16:13:34 | More by Ralphs66
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-27-2012 16:08:39 | More by Beertracker
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-25-2014 05:25:35 | More by gillagorilla
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is extremely cloudy (nearly opaque) brown in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin yet very dense beige colored head. The head consistently left a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and a coating down the sides.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of dark fruits in the nose along with some hints of rum.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of dark fruits—cherries and plums stand out in particular—and becomes more complex as the beer warms up. No sweetness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a relatively smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Considering the strength of this beer, the alcohol is very well hidden, but the taste is complex enough to make it a nice beer to sip.

Note: 2010 vintage

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 02:23:09 | More by metter98
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-09-2014 15:04:21 | More by byronic
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-02-2013 23:56:25 | More by HollyHops
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dokupe

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2013 02:40:15 | More by dokupe
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zrab11

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-09-2012 21:56:00 | More by zrab11
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bskrtz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cold 11.2 ounce bottle served in glass beer challis

A) Hazy cherry cola. The light catches very slow rising carbonation, giving off a grey-white glow

S) Though a quad, smells like a classic Belgian double: sweet caramel, baked apple pie, sour dough

T) Sticky sweet molasses, dark cherries and burnt cooked fruit, mild bitter hops. Yum.

M) Thick and delicious. Effervescent fizz and smooth.

O) Not port like, similar to most quads, but an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 02:02:50 | More by bskrtz
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-19-2012 23:33:10 | More by doucmehu
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-19-2013 17:38:26 | More by kaelingirl
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Beerosaurus

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-25-2013 19:21:09 | More by Beerosaurus
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Maine

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from my notes. Served at the Lion's Pride, a preview of what is to come at their first annual Belgian Beer festival. The beer is basically the Donker aged for 10 years in barrels (I don't remember what kind though). It pours a very dark brown and is opaque. The thin tan head dissipated quickly to a tiny skim and one large clump of bubbles. Swirling the beer around the glass leaves a bit of a bubbly coating. It has an interesting aroma. There is a mild sweetness to it. I can pick out red grapes and a hint of alcohol. I think there may also be prunes, raisins and/or dates present as well. Like the aroma, the taste is made up of malty sweet purple fruits--plus, grapes and their dried counterparts. There is also a little bit of crystal sugar. I can taste some alcohol, especially in the finish, but the sweetness and fruit flavors linger as well. I'm not tasting some of the hearty malts typical to the style, but I'm also not getting any of the yeast flavors you find in many Belgian ales. This is a very unique beer. It has a medium body and a sugary sweet coat. I can lick my lips and taste crystal sugars that have been deposited there. Medium levels of carbonation are felt all over my mouth. There is also a slight tinge of alcohol. The beer feels very drinkable. I'm taking it slow because I enjoy the complex taste, but I could drink it faster and still enjoy it. Along the same lines I could easily drink a few glasses of this.

I should note that I feel that this beer deserves a higher overall rating than the individual scores I have given it..."sum great than the parts" and all that. This is a very good beer that fans of Belgian and English styles should seek out, as well as those who appreciate what aging in a barrel can do to improve a beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2010 13:28:37 | More by ToasterChef
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-13-2014 19:52:33 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.