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

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BA SCORE
4.07/5
Exceptional
464 Ratings
Kasteel Cuvée Du ChateauKasteel Cuvée Du Chateau
BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ShadesOfGray on 02-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,812
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
464
pDev:
11.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
106
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 464 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of Yinandyang
4.82/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of ccrida
4.82/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 7/14/2010. Poured into my St. Feuillien goblet, Cuvée Du Chateau is dark brown with a small tan head leaving light, foamy lace.

Smell is big esters, loads of grape, strawberry, bubblegum. Clean, spicy alcohol.

Taste is absolutely amazing. Wow. What a killer quad. Such a clan, pure fruitness, nice little spiciness and clean phenols to cut it, super smooth.

Mouthfeel is slippery and light, the epitome of digestible.

Drinkability is dangerously high. This is a fantastic beer. Absolutely world class; it may have equals, but is unsurpassable.

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Photo of Rickus
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Satyr179
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of vwbus7
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of BrewClint
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of josip990
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of lpotter
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Dwarf
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of OldSmaug
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Dapperticus
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of larbush
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of KJ2013
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of DamnYankeeHeadHunter
4.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mll777
4.69/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love it, only "issue" is the narrow foam, which quickly disappears.

I'll probably buy the special glass this beer deserves:) And see what it does to the foam.

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Photo of D9sus4
4.68/5  rDev +15%

I tasted this last week on draft at a local pub that has 55 mostly great beers on tap. It tasted like a cross between a Trappistes Rochefort 10 and the Kasteel Rouge brewed by the same brewery. Nice heavy bodied dark Belgian beer with a sour cherry backbone. If it weren't 11 %ABV, I could easily drink it all night. 2012 brew date on draft.

I tasted it again last night from a bottle dated May, 2010. Didn't like it as much when I first opened and tasted it. Neither did my wife who had also enjoyed the draft version with me last week. However, while we were sitting and talking and not in a rush to drink the disappointing beer, it warmed up a bit. When I finally took a second sip, it tasted like the draft version we had both loved. My wife thought the same.

So the point of my long winded review is, don't serve this beer too cold! 50-60 degrees is what I would recommend.

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Photo of zelig
4.61/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

There's a lot going on in this one... it's almost overwhelming. Yet somehow the various flavor elements "play nicely" instead of fighting each other.

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Photo of gsourcepn
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biernack
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dentist666
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into trappist glass.
Pours dark brown beer with 0.5 finger tan head, leaving some bubbles on the top in a couple of minutes. Smell is complex and sweet - intense dark fruits (prunes, raisin, etc), candy sugar, yeasts, caramel.
Flavour is not very alcoholic, rather sweet, correlating with the smell, fantastic balance of the beer, surprising drinkability, considering ABV. Aftertaste is not very long, but actually good in those pleasant moments.

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Photo of LocusSolus
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Kasteel Cuvee' des Chateau
brewed to replicate the taste of an aged bottle of Donker (formerly Bruin)…how they do that, I don't know, but that what they accomplish, that's what we want to see.

Plum-brown appearance, firmly opaque, under a slim, cocoa-toned ring of foam.

Aroma: raisins, plum, port, chocolate and spice. Mild molasses, treacle, brown sugar. Big, rich, and ever-flavorful, powerful, yet mellowing.

Hitting the lips, the dark fruit, rich malt, and hugely complex flavors barge on board, with an early trace of the high alcohol content. Magnificent. Not too harsh, not too sweet. Utterly well-rounded, even-handed, with caramel and toffee rising in prominence in the flavor. Lays very softly and elegantly on the palate. One common criticism of Kasteel Donker is an over-sweetness, and this glass has that conquered. What more can I say beyond "very, very mellow."

The plum, the raisin, the toffee and cocoa is all in attendance, but plays it very cool, calm, and coalescent. No cloying sweetness, just extra groovy. Super beautiful. Extra yum. And here and then again, the alcohol sting rises up and coats the brain for a minute. Slicks the tongue, treats the senses.

When I heard of this, that it is brewed to resemble the flavor of an aged Kasteel Donker, I wondered first how you would do that, and then, if you could, why not make that the original beer? I don't have answers for any of those questions, all I can say is that they did it, and it's wonderful. A lovely, spiked plum pudding of a brew, a laced liquid licorice whip, and a toasty, tasty, caramel and toffee confection rolling happily in the mouth, all in one. And all very mellow, very groovy...

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Photo of parris
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 464 ratings
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