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

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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
Ratings:
453
Reviews:
154
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
41
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103
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Ratings: 453 |  Reviews: 154
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 a 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

Photo of jcruelty
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

YUM. A good quad. It's got the standard raisins - toasted malt - plums - cherries thing going on. I liked it a lot, but then I like most quads, so take it with a grain of salt.

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Photo of khrx4u
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Deep brown colour with a tan head that gives way to a bit of a sticky lacing. Smells of dark fruit, prunes, raisins, cherry liquor. Tastes like caramel, dark fruit, black chocolate, raisins, plums and cherry liquor again. Smooth mouthfeel and a nice balance in the taste, with a bitter-sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on: 10/7/14.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, dark fruit, grape jelly, earth, spice, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with dark fruit, grape juice, grape jelly, spice, and Belgian yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with solid aromas and great flavors that make this one easy to drink despite its fairly high ABV.

Serving type: bottle.

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

Poured in my Kasteel glass. Deep brown colour, small beige head with a rich lace. Aroma of dark and dried fruits, plums, cherries, brown sugar, "oloroso" xerry, wood. Medium to full body, creamy and thin palate, good carbonation. Taste of plums, cherries, dried fruits, chocolate, xerry, oak. alcohol is noticeable. Just like an aged Kasteel bruin: Extraordinary.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
11% ABV, Bottled on: 2013/05/29

A - Under photography lights this beer pours a pretty gross pond water-like muddy brown that's cloudy through and through but give it a swirl and red dark cherry skin colors bring the beer to life, reviving its fleeting and fizzy tan head.

S - Rich in dark fruit aromas, this beer boasts big Sun-Maid raisin aromatics, candied plum, and black currants and cherries with a suggestion of Fig Newton before sweet candi sugar ushers in a smooth malt background. Both yeast spice and hops are absent from aroma but it's time spend in wood does offer a balance of earthy oak on the finish.

T - This quad remains dark fruit forward but the flavor doesn't mirror the aroma if at all. Sherry-soaked raisins and red grape skin provide an interesting alcohol/tartness combo that helps to keep the beer's sweetness at bay. Hints of chocolate emerge before agreeable suggestions of charred oak make an appearance on the back end, trailing off into warming alcohol.

M - The aromatic perception of this quad tricks your brain into thinking it will be a sweet, heavy beer but, because there's little alcohol passing through the nose, it's just that; a trick. The beer is the least sweet of any Kasteel I've encountered, crossing the palate with tart cherry and red grape skin tannins and finishing out quite thin on account of the warming, near solvent-like alcohol.

O - After many opportunities to experience Kasteel beers I've found, time and time again, they're cloyingly sweet so, when the owners of Alcoholmanac and I started tasting through quads for an upcoming issue, I looked less than favorably upon this beer (after having already tried the Donker, once again). Kasteel's Cuvée du Chateau was a surprise that quickly changed my opinion on their beers, as did their Barista - though this came first. This voluptuous quad morphs through just about ever different aspect of the beer, quite literally changing your perceived expectations with every sniff and sip. I may not like all Kasteel brews but I can most definitely get down with this.

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Photo of Oleg85
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.86/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great beer!

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Photo of Yinandyang
4.82/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of tekstr1der
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2013-10-03. Almost as good as Donker, I’d passed by this on the shelves too many times. Pours a murky brown-garnet.with minimal brown foam, not the raging froth typical of the style. Aroma is plentiful of cooked sugar, raisin, and a tinge of a vinous note. Flavor is sweet over-ripe fruit - plums and raisins, and some yeasty esters. Finish has a slight lingering pleasant sweetness. Great stuff.

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Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
4.06 out of 5 based on 453 ratings.
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