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Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad Belgian Ale | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad Belgian AleKasteel Barista Chocolate Quad Belgian Ale
BA SCORE
4.2/5
Exceptional
486 Ratings
Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad Belgian AleKasteel Barista Chocolate Quad Belgian Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The name ‘Barista’ conjures thoughts of the fragrance of steaming coffee below a layer of expertly created froth. This may sounds rather far-fetched for a beer... However, the aromas and the flavours of caramel, cacao and roast malt match seamlessly with the ‘black gold’ and chocolate. This beer builds bridges with the world of hot beverages, with warming alcohol in the finish. One to enjoy all the year round: with a meal, in front of an open fire or on an outdoor terrace.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,419
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
486
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
154
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 486 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of josanguapo
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

De Tercertiempocervezas. En copa Kasteel. Viendo Sex Education 1x06. Rica mezcla de alcohol y chocolate con algo de metal. Alcohol y chocolate se notan bastante pero el chocolate compensa muy bien el elevado alcohol. Gana cuanto mas tomas De Tercertiempocervezas. En copa Kasteel. Viendo Sex Education 1x06. Rica mezcla de alcohol y chocolate con algo de metal. El chocolate compensa muy bien el elevado alcohol. Gana cuanto mas tomas de ella

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Photo of lmaduells
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A beer in which I have found somewhat unbalanced elements. A very hard smell, alcohol not very well assimilated. A good beer that wants to differentiate from classics with chocolate but I think it is in a good attempt

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Photo of KingWill
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sweet and spicy. I am not disappointed!

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Photo of ghawener
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: You'll need all senses to get the most out of this beer, sour aroma, pitch dark, dark chocolate taste. Very complex.

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Photo of OlaB
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark-brown color with a medium top of beige head that dissolves rapidly.
Aroma is of milk-chocolate, tofee, coffee, vanilla, caramel, raisins and bread. Almost cake like.
The taste follows the nose with sweet and malty roasted tones in the flavour. The chocolate, coffee, caramel ect. lays strong in the background. The finish has a slight bitterness mixed with the roasted feel in the back and leaves a long aftertaste. It,s kind of a strange flavour combination in a quad, but it works very good. Mouthfeel is creamy,silky and smooth with a medium carbonation and a medium body.
A very nice and enjoyable example of a quadruple.

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Photo of Wer34truh
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got at Total Wine in University Park, FL. I was looking for La Trappe Quad and they were sold out so they recommended this one. Never had a chocolate quad before. Smell of cocoa nibs. Feel is nice with a little bite from the alcohol. Taste up front is a little tart with plum and dark fruit and on the back end is the chocolate.

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Photo of arzt
3.16/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elnachooo
2.33/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Cuerpo medio y carbonatación baja. Aroma tostado, con un poco de caramelo y café. En boca se siente un poco de toffee pero a la vez frutos secos que dejan una sensación amarga y poco agradable.

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Photo of Coniferocious
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of scottwood
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My initial impression was that this was more of a caramel stout/porter (albeit a lovely one) than a Belgian Quad... but the non-immediately-obvious Belgian underpinnings do seem to provide greater drinkability compared to a similar ABV American-style stout. It wasn't what I expected based on the label, but I'd call it a good surprise. If you don't like caramel-forward beers your mileage may vary.

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Photo of NightINgale
3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mholdefer
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ian_graf
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WreckDiver
4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Chocolate caramel… awesome!!

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Photo of Storm_Rryder
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's good but a bit confusing, it does not taste like a Belgian and with the chocolate/coffee flavor it's like trying to be a stout but it isn't. Still tasty, just it's odd.

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Photo of npf22
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shulmm02
2.73/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Don't enjoy the smell or the after taste personally. As a lover of chocolate I was really hoping to love this, but I just didn't.

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Photo of ChefBrown
2.41/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks nice and smells nice but honestly one of the worst tasting beers i've ever had. Would never drink it again, even if free.

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Photo of ChugNBeerz
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad for first time after a huge meal meatball sandwich and inferno chicken wings.
This 8oz Belgian Chocolate Ale was the perfect compliment to the meal , better than Belgian Chocolate cake for dessert.
It is a five star Ale with a great combination of chocolate flavor intruced to to the Belgian Ale.

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Photo of Copperwulf22
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fishguyac
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrl2112
3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad Belgian Ale from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 486 ratings