Brewery: Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Style: Belgian Quadrupel
Brewer Description: (from website) The taste of Cuvée du Château is comparable to that of an aged Kasteel Donker, reminiscent of port. This ‘premier cru classé’ was developed in the style of a quadrupel. In this type of strong, dark brown beer that veers between sweet and bitter, malt has the upper hand. The Cuvée du Chateau has the characteristics of a madeirised beer, with initial hints of roast and caramelised malt, followed by delicate hop bitters in the finish. A fully-fledged gastronomic beer.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5
Intro: 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.