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

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BA SCORE
4.07/5
Exceptional
471 Ratings
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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:
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Added by ShadesOfGray on 02-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,003
Reviews:
160
Ratings:
471
pDev:
11.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
107
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 471 |  Reviews: 160
Photo of trickykid
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown color with a thick beige thin head with short retention and leaving scattered laces.
Aroma with notes of grapes, mint, plums, a bit of candi sugar and some toasted malts.
Flavor with notes of banana, candi sugar, prunes, cloves, sprinkle of cinnamon, mild wood, mint, cognac, herbal hops and lots of rotten strawberries. Dry aftertaste with a mild to medium bitterness and residual sugar.
Bordering full body with somewhat effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 11% abv is superbly disguised.
Sweet Belgian Strong Dark Ale with matured fruity notes. I found it somewhat cloying given matured strawberries and banana notes that were enhanced by candi sugar. Hops and spices were not able to tame the sugar bomb.

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Photo of travelguy
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buglumpbeer1971
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goodbeergoodfood
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

The aroma is similar but in a less present way of a Donker. I have no problem with a flatter appearance given its ABV its taste fall short of a Donker and certainly of the top rated quads.. It lacks depth. To me that maybe it's biggest shortcoming. It is however an interesting changeup.

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Photo of zuun
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This doesn’t have the same depth as some, but it is exquisitely balanced and really easy drinking for a brew of this strength. Really well crafted. Darker than it tastes.

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Photo of ArnoldStotzer
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuts43
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lmaduells
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer correct but that does not contribute anything. The beer is not bad, it is made following standards but it does not give anything that does not contribute other stubs. One of the things I do not like about beer is alcohol. I think alcohol is not well integrated

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Photo of csmrx7
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fairly good quad.

The look disappoints as there is minimal head or lacing, which isn't strange for the style, but the color is where this falls flat. Dark chalkt opague, almost like sewer water.

Aroma is pleasant with ripe stone fruit, toasty champagne yeast notes and a presence of alcohol.

Flavor is fruity, suite with hints of raisins, again with a nice yeast toast .flavor.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark brown color with red hues, tan head. Aroma has mostly brown sugar and toasted malts with some booze soaked fruits on top. Taste focuses mostly on the brown sugar and yeast character. Finish is a bit astringent and bitter. Medium body and carbonation. It's an intense beer but this also comes with some alcohol burn.

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Photo of muchos
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shadyside
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tomislav
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kitschiguy
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vertical tasting between 2012 vintage with 01/18 BB and non-vintage with 2/20 BB.

Poured a dark coffee brown - neither poured with much head or left much lacing.

Notes of coffee, brown sugar, dark fruit with the Vintage version exhibiting notes of cherry, prunes and a vinous note.

Light bodied with a light mouth.

2012 has less alcohol and is much mellower than the NV which is a little warm and not as good as I remember it.

Definitely one to age a couple of years.

Rating given for NV

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Photo of gwydno
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 471 ratings