Kasteel Blonde

Kasteel Blonde

Rated 3.447 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck

Ingelmunster, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

11% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 9974 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank4223
Overall Percentile91.1
Style Rank242 of 1172
Style Percentile79.4
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.522
Weighted Score3.447
Standard Deviation0.471

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Clear with decent lacing white foam head. Aroma is good, nice pilsener. Tasted perfect with Chinese take away meal. Good beer for that purpose. (Velp 2013111)

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    First of all, I'm not convinced my bottle was full. Second of all, this is a weak assed Belgian Ale that pales in comparison to most Belgian ales. Golden in colour with a white cap, and slightly clouded. Grainy malt and pepper are the main aromas. Flavour is a bit bland, the spices don't do a whole lot. Give me the Donker any day!

  • MRHANGOVER 126 reviews
    rated 3.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Kasteel Blond. I was always curious for the Kasteel series but I never tried one. So tonight was the night and I tried the Blond version. Aroma his smalll hints of lemon and fresh baked bread. The flavour was really greasy. I don't think I ever drank a beer more greasy than this one. It was like drinking molten butter. This overcomes the flavours that is quite interesting. It taste a bit like a regular pilsner, not feeling the 11% at all. A bit of hop bitterness, but overall an easy to drink beer, but really treatorous. (spelled correctly??) I will not try this beer again soon, but I am still curious for the rest that Kasteel has to offer.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Not a bad beer, but certainly didn't live up to the hype that I had heard from a few folks. Bright, clear golden color, no head, little lacing some carbonation. Pronounced alcohol in the finish.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a big foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma consists of alcohol ester with some slightly cloying sweet malt. Taste is also dominated by some sweet malt with some distinctive notes of alcohol. Full body with great carbonation but alcohol is too apparent. Definitely lacking subtleties that I would usually expect from a Tripel and too cloying to be a regular beer for me.

  • WWEBER 3 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Definitely has a fruity taste to it...tasting of apricot. As far as an 11% alcohol beer goes, one of the smoothest, most flavorful, and least "alcohol tasting" beers I've come across. When I think double digit alcohol content I immediately think malt liquor, however this beer is no Olde English by any means. You wouldn't be able to guess the [EtOH] by tasting it. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend trying this wonderful Belgian blonde

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    NorCal tasting June '07 - A really nice beer here. I doubt that I could drink many of these with it clocking in at 11% alcohol, but one would do me just fine. Aroma is light apricots and apples with a noticeable alcoholic bite to it. Appearance is hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky. Flavor is bubblegummy, yeasty, subtley fruity with a hot finish. Not bad. Reminds me of Piraat a bit.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    (Bottle says Kasteelbier Tripel). Hazy yellow colour with mediumsized white fluffy head. Aroma is spices, hops and fruits. Flavour is yeast, alcohol, slight wheat and fruits. A bit harsh, but at the sametime the sweetness balances it up. A weird one...

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 3.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Poured a golden color with nice head good lacing. Aroma was of bananas and yeast coriander and other spices. Flavor was much the same but alcohol jumped out very warm.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Nice initial head, good retention, over top of a golden body with some cloudiness. The aroma was of apples, bananas, yeast, and some spicy coriander notes. The flavor was apples, strong bananas, and some strong spicing (but not overdone). Alcohol wasn't hiding, a touch too strong, otherwise a standard tripel flavor profile (not bad, not good). Mouthfeel was well carbonated.

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