Kastaar | Brouwerij De Block bvba

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Block bvba
Belgium
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Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAngel on 02-11-2005

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Ratings:
33
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
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Photo of assurbanipaul
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale clear gold with a mountainous meringue-like head and tons of micro-bubbles. Aroma is pale malts and a light yeast tang. Lacing is profuse all the way to the bottom.

Taste is a light pilsner malt, very faintly sweet, with a nice yeasty flavor. Not a lot of complexity, not a lot of bitterness or any other type of hops, but very clean and refreshing. Finish includes the slightest bite of lemon.

Mouthfeel is as light as the lightest lager, extremely drinkable. Bottle says "High Fermentation" and "Old Style" (and the label says ABV 6%), the flavor sits somewhere between a k├Âlsch and a bavarian hefeweizen. A perfect example of a Belgian blond ale style

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Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy medium golden color, with some suspended yeast, fairly prominent champagne-like carbonation, and a large with head, which retains well, and thick lacing.

Aroma: Rich aroma of tropical fruit, mild clove-like spiciness, and a slight yeast note.

Taste: Rather spicy up front, with a prominent clove note, earthy yeast, and a mild grapefruit rind bitterness. The middle of the taste is mildly sweet, with a pleasant, contrasting bitterness, which lends balance to the taste. Finishes with a slight, lingering herbal hop note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and pleasant, with a pleasing fullness.

Drinkabiliyt/notes: Very competently made example, well worth trying.

Presentation: Pckaged in an eleven point two ounce euro-style brown glass longneck with a pop-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

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Photo of HardTarget
2.63/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle Inspection: Best before 2008/02/17 (sampled 2006/09/07), abv 6%, imported by Nobel Union Trading LTD, Houston, Texas.

Aroma: Nice Belgian yeast, some orange rind, mild clove.

Appearance: Bright yellow clear glass with a frothy sticky white head that lasts long and laces deep.

Flavor: Mild lemon juice, thin malt flavor, and some harsh alcohol/fusel characteristics that thin out everything else.

Mouthfeel: Light, hot, and heavy carbonation.

Overall Impression: Um, Belgian Malt Liquor? Closest I can come. Had some nice characteristics, but I just have to pour some out for my homeboy Tim out in East Brussels, word up Tim! Not a horrible beer, but nothing I'll buy again.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a very cloudy amber color with a modest head. Aroma is mildly fruity with a sweet maltiness. Very citrusy flavor, a mix of grapefruity hops and lots of bright, estery yeast character. Bitterness is only moderate, but hop flavor is plentiful. Finish becomes acidic at the very end, with a lingering dryness. Medium to light body, with a creamy texture.

Pretty decent beer. Worth getting more of.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - 2" thick, foamy, eggshell white head. Good retention at 1". Thick lace. Clear golden brew with a bunch of carbonation.

S - Lemon. Other than that I got a low aroma.

T - Lemon acidity. Citrusy. Apple. Like a pinot grigio! Almost tripel like malt profile. Almonds. Some bitterness very late. Lingering lemon.

M - Thin body with high carbonation. Clean, dry finish.

D - Good drinkability. This beer was hard to figure out. Seemed at first to be a little one dimensional, but turned out to be very interesting.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge head, pale-ish peach body, very cloudy, impressive on the upstairs, though.

Nose is spicy and citric, lemon and lime, with a hit of pepper.

Zesty on the tongue, full of spice and citrus...just right for a triple, maybe even a bit more than that. Big bodied, full, flush with yeast, this one. And a never ending spicy, citric, hoppy kick on the palate. Yes, yum, you got it...

A mere 6%, rather mild for a triple, compared to most...but it's a bit sharper than I'd like so we're not going overboard on the drinkability. But, it's a damned nice example, very unique and well worth the trying.

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Photo of ADR
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly translucent gold color, tall white head head that rises up over an inch in height. Lacy clinging laces on the glass. Aroma is fruity, unripe peach and some lavander floral smells. Lightish mouthfeel, carbonation is medium, floats delicately across the tongue. Light caramel malt backbone, good hop counterpoint that magnifies closer to the finish in a nice progression. Tanginess and dryness that's somewhat reminiscent of Duvel. Maltiness and a bit of oxidation seems to be more apparent as the beer warms, I actually like this one better served at a slightly colder temperature. I found this to be a very nice beer and my favorite from de Block so far.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.55/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Woww this is a beer! Almost perfect poorout with a huge white head and a almost perfectly clear beer that has a deep golden color. Nose is wonderfull too! Lots of (dry)hops with brett(?) arome and that together with some maltarome and litle sourness.
Taste is another wonderfull expierience. Dry, malty sour before getting into a nice but maybe litle hard and for some heavy bitterness. Basicly a beer that's similar to Orval so in my opinion one to watch out for!

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Kastaar from Brouwerij De Block bvba
3.63 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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