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

Kasteel Cuvée Du ChateauKasteel Cuvée Du Chateau
BA SCORE
83.5%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 460 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:
#2,712
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
460
Liked:
384
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
11.79%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
107
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 460 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of Sparky44
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 5/29/13

A: Perhaps I didn't pour this vigorously enough but I got basically no head, chocolate brown, thin strip of foam around the edge of the glass and no lacing to speak of
S: Chocolate and raisin, a tannic, sharp wine-like quality, a bit of the umami, soy sauce/savory note, a touch of an earthy, vienna like malt quality with some roastiness and a certain nutty quality to it as well
T: Immediate malt and chocolate, there is a certain semi-sweetness here and an overt (though not forceful) boozy quality, the raisin is there too, backed by the booziness and malt body
M: Dry, but not overly so
O: Independent of context it's an excellent beer, but there are many in the style that are far better. This beer does have it's distinctions (though they are few), if you are looking for a quad with a bit of a more noticeable chocolate note you can find it here. It is not really a statement beer, not bold or different from the trappings of it's style, but nonetheless quite enjoyable and if you are look for a quad that you haven't already had you could do a hell of a lot worse.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BdM
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yaron73
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 sokol_1993
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle 2012 vintage into a Duvel tulip.

Look: Dark brown, almost black. A good head, but dissipated quickly with some lacing lingering around the glass.
Smell: Very vinous, a viscous, lusty smell. A lot of dark fruit smell, plum and cherry, but also the alcohol smell is strongly present.
Taste: Full of taste. Again, there were a lot of dark fruit taste, as usual for a quad. There is considerable hoppiness that crept up at the end though, which balanced out the sweetness but I think was a bit too much. Maltiness was also present. One could smell the alcohol, but interestingly, it did not taste alcoholic at all.
Feel: full body. Very chewy and viscous. However, the aftertaste is not that fulfilling; not too strong.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had a 0.33l glass from draft at Gollem in Antwerp on 27SEP16. Cost was €5.30.

It was a very dark, opaque brown color, with a highly creamy, beige head. The foam started at 1/2" and lasted well, with solid lacing. It had some dark fruit action in the aroma, though it was not overly strong. Body was a touch less than medium, though it was a smooth brew.

Had a touch of brown sugar sweetness with some raisins and dates. The dark fruits are there but somewhat muted. Though I think this was a rather pedestrian quad, I did like it more as it warmed and I consumed more. Prosit!

3.93/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1857

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Photo of archyquaffer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the magnum bottle into a clear glass chalice. A moderate pour produces a short, but creamy, off-white head that dissipates rather quickly but never disappears, leaving a thick, frothy ring and islets of lace. The beer is a deep yellowish-brown with ruby highlights, and is rather hazy. It seems clear around the edges but a strong LED light has trouble penetrating the gloom.

Pungent, phenolic fruitiness characterizes the aroma-flavor of this dank brew. Dark fruit notes suggesting black currants, plums, and raisins are prominent, but bready notes suggesting molasses cookies and dark bread are also present, along with a hint of spice and chocolate . The sweetness is perhaps more perceived than real. Boozy vapors waft through, but the alcohol is well-hidden overall.

A dangerously good ale with plenty of complexity. Excellent.

Reviewed on September 10, 2016

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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

Photo of sjccmd
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rich, fruity, and spicy aroma. Sarsparilla like. A touch of cocoa and raisins. Root beer float. Quite sweet smelling. Graham cracker and vanilla notes as well.

Pours dark brown, nearing black with a thin off white head. Not much lacing.

Very sweet, but less rich than the aroma suggested. Burnt raisins and plums. Vanilla, clove, blueberries. A touch of spicy alcohols. Somewhat minerally. Lingering sweetness, but not cloying.

Medium light body, moderate carbonation. Clean and fruity finish.

Rich and fruit forward. Nice, but not as complex or full as some.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beribenji
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GlennWB
3.26/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heygeebee
3.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Hmmmm, overall a good looking beer, with the usual molasses on nose for style. However, at the really high ABV the taste is quite hollow in mid palate and the mouthfeel a contradiction - high alcohol but also watery. Go figure. Taste wise lots of molasses , dark fruits and sherry.

An ok beer it not an easy drink.

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

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

Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 83.5% out of 100 with 460 ratings
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