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

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4.07/5
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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

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Added by ShadesOfGray on 02-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,043
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
476
pDev:
11.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 476 |  Reviews: 163
Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle served fairly cold into a chalice. LCBO purchase for about $3.25 CDN.

Appearance - Dark brown in color with honey brown hues in direct light. Some haze and capped with a finger plus of light tan head that takes forever to go away. Plenty of lacing left around the glass.

Smell - Yeast, butterscotch, hints of cinnamon and vanilla with some dark fruits like plums and raisins coming through. Fig interwoven as well. Aromatic and a great balance of subtle aromas. Honey seems relevant here as well.

Taste - Pretty much like the nose, with dark fruits, malty butterscotch and sponge toffee, bits of vanilla, honey and cinnamon. Dark fruits kind of weave in and out of the flavor at times. Very little detectable alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and dense, creamy, finishes dry with lots of carbonation. Booze is well hidden here.

overall - A very enjoyable quad, a great sipper that is on the sweeter side of things with the butterscotch and sponge toffee combo. Dark fruits well ingrained too, but just a delightful sipper all around. I should probably pick up a couple of bottles for some aging, see if this progresses at all and if there is any difference. Alcohol really well hidden on this 22 proof quad.

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

Photo of nullbort
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramshawbar
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Indeed, this is way too sweet, but still, a work of art.
The plums and raisins come through strong, and to a lesser extent the cinnamon and brown sugar (and perhaps clove). The alcohol is not covered and it feels as boozy as it is. And yet, the price-point for it here in Toronto is excellent. It's worth the try.

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Photo of kitch
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of June 2019. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass.

Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a thin less than half finger tanned head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Sweetish dark fruit, raisin, prunes, plum, caramel malt, toffee, malt with hints of nutmeg and clove.

Taste: Sweet, raisin, prunes, doughy, bready with hints of wood and a boozy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Quite nice, but really on the verge of being a bit too sweet for me.

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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

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