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Kasteel Hoppy - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: freneticamnesic on 06-25-2013)
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Reviews by beerdrifter:
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3.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up during a recent beer run to Belgium. Crystal clear golden yellow pour with a quickly fading one finger head with minimal lacing. The nose was pretty typical Belgian Pale Ale with lots of grassy floral notes along with hints lemon and some subtle perfumey hops. The taste was much less Belgian and actually leaned more towards an American or British Pale Ale. Nice caramel malt sweetness with hints of lemon, grass, perfumey hops, and a nice buttery finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation and great balance. Very smooth and drinkable. Overall, this was a pleasant surprise. I was slightly underwhelmed by the hop character considering the name, but it was a nice sessionable beer. Will definitely pick up more of these.

beerdrifter, Oct 17, 2013
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the BierKoning in Amsterdam. Poured into a chalice.

A - Pours clear golden yellow, nice thick head that stays awhile

S - Grassy, floral notes, but not very strong

T - Buttery malts, with floral, somewhat spicey hops in the forefront; light fruity esters in the background

M - Good amount of carbonation, medium bodied, as you would expect, with a crisp finish

O - Overall, another very drinkable beer from the Kasteel line. Given the name, I expected more in terms of the hops, but if you want a good Belgian hoppy beer without going too extreme, I suppose this is the perfect middle ground.

freneticamnesic, Jun 25, 2013
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My mates Log and Dr. Nasty brought this over for a party and never drank it. Cheers boyz.

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Perfectly clear amber yellow in color with higher levels of carbonation. One finger, looser, white head with decent retention, soon settling into a full wisp. A good wisp remains and leaves some decent lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Grainy malts, pilsner malts perhaps, and some floral hops. Grassy notes and some bread.

TASTE: Some bready malts, grainy sweetness, and some floral bitterness at the swallow. A medium but lingering finish of grainy sweetness, some grassy flavors, as well as some well balanced floral hop bitterness. Nice and refreshing on this thirty degree evening.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy and smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly crisp. Good feel here.

OVERALL: While I'm not a huge fan of the grainy, pilsner-like hoppy pale ales that Belgian brewers like to make, this one was alright. Well balanced and not overwelmingly grainy, which is nice for the style. Perhaps it was the blistering heat we are dealing with here right now, but this one hit the spot just fine.

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Clear golden colour, small head
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Kasteel Hoppy from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
77 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.