Monday, 3 May 2010

Kasteel Blond

I was in Ghent this afternoon, and after my presentation at the university, I had a short wait for my train back to Brussels, so, guess what I did...

I took advantage of the nearby pub to try a new beer, Kasteel Blond (tasting number 182 here on the blog). On tap, no less.

Again, this it one of those beers I should have tried long ago, as it's pretty easy to find. Strange there are still quite a few of these to go.

It comes from the Castle Brewery Van Honsebrouck in the small town of Ingelmunster in West Flanders, not too far from Ghent.

The taste is immediately honey. It’s smooth and low on bitterness. There’s a surprisingly weak aftertaste -- it disappears too quickly. I also sense a very slight note of pine needles. But mostly, honey. Far more than Barbar the Honey Beer, actually.

Overall, it’s OK, but perhaps too one-dimensional. I think I liked Kasteel Bruin better.

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