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

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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

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Added by ShadesOfGray on 02-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
458
Reviews:
156
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
105
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 458 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of heygeebee
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
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 +17%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a quad with cherries, this might be my favorite beer in the kasteel range to date, its outstanding, and for once, its not a sugar bomb like so much of the other ones they do. looks like a brown ale, nice deep malt colors to it, with great carbonation and a classically belgian head on it, tall and expansive and holding from the tap. smells great too, there is a tartness to the cherries, almost like dried instead of fresh fruit, and its not overdosed, an accent flavor with the complimentary darker grains, not a main flavor agent, which i think is a good call. they do enough fruity stuff. sort of reminds me of three philosophers from ommegang, which is a major compliment, but its similar in the flavor and intensity of the cherry. there is a nice dark candy sugar flavor in here, and a more subtle belgian yeast strain than expected, but an efficient one, as this is quite dry and well carbonated. tastes mature and well integrated, and seems to be of much higher quality than i have found a lot of their other beers to be. no trace at all of its alcohol strength, which is hard to do in this style, especially in a beer without a ton of body for what it is. amazingly well carbonated too, very lively on the tongue. excellent take on the quad style, i enjoyed this a whole lot.

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Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bnes09
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark fruit, apple cider-like aroma. A little too sweet for my taste. Descent dark fruit flavor and subtle funk. Ok.

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Photo of wejohnsn
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jdhilt
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly leaving no lace. Dark brown color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit nose, and flavor is dark fruit and caramel. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.99 for a 330ml bottle at Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

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Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cuvée Du Chateau has a thin, big-bubbled, cream-colored head, a standard, shoe-leather brown appearance, with lots of beige yeast chunks, and a few lacing splotches left on the glass. The aroma is of raisin, spiced bread, prunes, walnuts, and possibly brownies. Tastes is of spiced brown bread, a touch of lemon, some very low-level, balancing hop bitterness, caramel, and even white rice (which, this beer does not contain, to my knowledge). Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin, and there is a bit of an unpleasant chalky under-taste. Cuvée Du Chateau finishes just a bit on the drying side. Booze predominates, here.

RJT

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Photo of dbarny76
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarter1221
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ksimons
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 05/29/2013
A-pours a cloudy rich dark brown with a thin layer of light tan head

S-smells of dark fruits, caramel, yeast, and light rum

T-taste is of dark fruits and tart cherries, light chocolate, caramel, and Belgian yeast. Light alcohol warming in the taste.

M-medium body, moderate carbonation

Overall very smooth drinking for a high ABV. Overall a pretty decent Quad.

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Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMentair
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkh012
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark reddish-brown with a very short-lived tan head. Smells pruney, yeasty, sweet, and tastes of medicinal cherry, anise, dark chocolate, and prunes. Mouthfeel is a little slick but nicely carbonated. A solid Quad. I actually prefer the Kasteel Barista I think, even though that one is less of a traditional quad. This one's pretty good but a bit less balanced than the real classics like Rochefort 10, Saint Bernardus 12, or Gulden Draak. B+ from me.

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Photo of stevoj
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This rating is for the 2011 edition. Dark brown (almost black) brew, some hints of ruby red in the light. Powerful wine-like aroma exposes the high alcohol content. Flavors of prunes, figs, dried fruit and some alcohol burn. A good beer for a chilly evening...

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Photo of Dzu
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Dark brown with a no foam head.
S: Smells dark fruits, sweety with a little soar.
T: Sweet with grape notes and prunes.
F: Light alcohol feel.
O: Very good example of dark quad with saturated taste!

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Opaque, a tinge of ruby red on the edges of the glass. Thin mocha head. Touch of lace on the glass
S: Interesting aroma. There is dark fruit sweetness, think raisin and black cherry, as well as sweet chocolately notes. Also hints of vanilla. However there is also a sharpness to the aroma, think tangy fruit. Also getting some leather and oak in there. Interesting contrast, very challenging.
T: There is a touch of heat from the alcohol here. However the beer is still smooth. There are sharp notes and sweet notes, just as in the aroma.
F: Considering the ABV, it drinks really smooth. Pretty high carb level, heavy body, a little alcohol heat but not so much as to be unpleasant.
O: Highly enjoyed drinking this. Something to sit back and really think about while you are drinking it.

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Photo of HippieDave56
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gsourcepn
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
4.06 out of 5 based on 458 ratings.
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