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:
457
Reviews:
155
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
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41
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105
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3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
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 jlindros
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2010 vintage.
Very light fizzy head fades fairly quickly to pretty much nothing, over super dark brown colored beer with hints of ruby maroon light coming through the thinner bottom part.

Nose is interesting, mostly dark malts, a madeira like sauce as well that adds a hint of Worcestershire sauce or BBQ with vinegar or something. Dark fruit, like fig, prune juice, again a vinegary like base that reminds me of BBQ sauce or Ketchup or something similar. A bit of candi sugar and brown sugar, molasses, etc.

Taste is more typical for a quad, dark malts, candi, fruits, booze. Dark fruits come though with fig, prune, date, etc, and hint of brandy soaked raisin. Dark malts, but more like Belgian special B or dark syrupy malts, with a light buttered coconut like taste as well which is kinda weird. Syrups bring candi sugar, brown sugar, molasses, and syrup in general. Booze brings light esters, and not quite as boozy as I expected, but there is some tingly warming booze. The juicy fruits and malts fade to a drier finish with a bit of lingering booze, fruits, and syrups. Later on the finish light phenols come out from the booze and Belgian yeast.

Mouth is bigger bodied, some warming booze, decent but lighter carb.

Overall not bad, there are plenty better Belgian quads out there, but this is decent all things considered. Most other Kasteel beers I've had were also better.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Limited release from this Kasteel Donker, brewed in 1998, as stated on the bottle. Supplier's recommendation at my local liquor store.
6 euro for 75 cl bottle.

I'm not at all familiar with aged beers, but I was told this particular brew held well in the breweries' cellars.

Dark brown beer with a beige head. It's lightly fizzy, the head disappearing rather fast.
Smell is very fresh: clear fresh red and black fruits, like berries, strawberries, cherries. Lightly sour scent, with a hint of caramel.
Taste is very balanced and mellow. The alcohol is very well masked. It's got roasty malt notes, some coffee and nuts. Mainly though, there's sweet 'n sour notes of the fruits.

Smooth and rather easy in the mouth for it's 11 % abv. In the aftertaste there is the alcohol present.

It's ok drinkable, but the alcohol becomes rather strong toward the end of the 75 cl there's still some carbonation left, making the booze pretty active .

I have not had much experience with older bottlings, but this is surely a brew that aged well enough for my taste.
Perhaps hard to obtain, but defenately recommended if you can find it.

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Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
4.06 out of 5 based on 457 ratings.
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