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Kasteel Blond

Kasteel BlondThe Brewery

Kasteel Brouwerij Vanhonsebrouck
Brouwerijstraat 1
(Ingelmunstersestraat 46)
8870
Emelgem (Izegem)
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Beer Style

Belgian, Top Fermented Blond Ale


The Beer

Kasteel Blond is a real thirst quencher. A refreshing, characteristic blond Belgian beer with a 'relatively' low alcohol content, especially in comparison with the average alcohol content of some of the other beers in the “Kasteel” range.

Also bearing in mind that with its Trignac the brewery counts a 12% ABV heavyweight among its ranks.

The brewer, Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck, promote Kasteel Blond as an easily digestible beer, crystal clear down to the last drop. This beer is by no means extreme, which makes it accessible and appealing to a wide public of beer consumers.

Originally, Kasteelbier Blond was a beer of 11% ABV. When, some years ago, the brewery changed its name and style from “Kasteelbier” to “Kasteel”, the original Blond became the current Tripel.

Kasteelbier Blond was then introduced as another addition to the renewed range.


Alcohol

7.0 % ABV

Fermentation

Top-fermentation. Pasteurised, centrifuged and filtered.

Ingredients

Brewed with only four natural basic ingredients: water, yeast, hops and barley malt.

Colour & Transparency

Beautifully clear and shiny golden-blond beer.


    Serving Temperature

    6 °C / 42 °F

    Serving Glass

    The unique and distinguished “Kasteel” glass with its gold rim is familiar to many beer lovers.


      Character, Tastes & Aromas

      Slightly sweet malt aroma, light in the nose, with fruity touches of citrust (zest) and banana. The taste is relatively sweet, fully malted, mildly fruity with hops sparingly used.

      The after-taste is also quite sweet but without a ‘sticky’ mouth feel.


        Culinary

        There are very few beers that cannot be enjoyed either on the plate or next to it with some typical Belgian cuisine. This Kasteel Blond is no exception. As it is not a heavily hopped beer is ideal for use in the kitchen, for example to add to the stock when cooking mussels.

        Also in combination with roast meat or delicate fish preparations this is a worthy table companion.


        Keeping and Storage

        Kasteel Blond is brewed to be consumed. If you take into account the relatively low alcohol content and the beer’s characteristics, this is a beer you should enjoy when it’s young.

        There will not be a further, positive taste evolution if you lock this beer away in your cellar for years on end.


        Availability

        Bottle ✔       On Tap 

        As an important representative of the “Kasteel” brand it’s brewed throughout the whole year at the Castle Brewery Van Honsebrouck.

        It can therefore be readily acquired through resellers, supermarkets and of course (online) specialized beer shops.

        You won’t have trouble finding Kasteel Blond in the more beer orientated bars and cafés. As with many Belgian breweries Van Honsebrouck exports across the world.


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