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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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86
very good

815 Ratings
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Ratings: 815
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 18
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Kasteel Rouge is a blend of Kasteel Donker and cherry liquor. The mix of these two excellent products creates an exceptional soft beer with references to the dark mother beer.

(Beer added by: KarlHungus on 09-25-2007)
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Photo of mactrail
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This seems to be a beer you either love, or don't. I think it's an outstanding fruit beer and a great example of the softer side of Belgian brewing. On tap at The Public House in La Jolla.

This has the most delicious cherry flavor with a heavenly scent of cherries. It's so much better than the Lindeman's fruit beers. Bad cherry extract is such a wretched thing, that you should taste this so see how good cherry can taste in a beverage.

This is so deeply fruity with a nice touch of sweetness, but balanced by the tart finish. Rich but light bodied. Attractive red amber color with a fine-grained and long-lasting foam. Zingy on the tongue with just a nice acidity, like real fruit.

mactrail, Oct 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

a77cj7, Monday at 07:06 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

Allegue04, Saturday at 07:17 PM
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Trashcat, Nov 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

D9sus4, Nov 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

FlowerGirl, Nov 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

lillitnn92, Nov 19, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

Nakay, Nov 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Franck, Nov 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

lmaduells, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Nolen12, Nov 16, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +9.8%

target88, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Phantompbs
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Not a beer that you slam but one you sip. Cherry notes are prominent and the sweetness is not overbearing. Excellent special occasion beer. Happy I was able to partake.

Phantompbs, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours like cola, dark yet clear, loose large bubble form a one inch head and quickly subside. The scent is of dark fruits, cherry, raisin and prune-like, very sweet and like the presence, reminiscent of cola.
Taste is near sour citrus up front that quickly subsides to a beautiful black cherry lingering finish. Near impossible to detect the 8% alcohol unless you wait patiently before sipping again and you will feel a little heat. This is masterfully balanced with a carbonation just lively enough to carry the fruit flavors over the palette. It's truly like a soft drink, maybe a dark alternative to a summertime beer.
I believe this is a bit underrated previously and would certainly recommend to anyone with a sweet tooth for their beers and very welcome surprise.

Bonsall_Phil, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

muskiesman, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Highbury09, Nov 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

RavenForBeer, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

AlexAfonin, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

DJGreg, Nov 08, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

badgustav, Nov 06, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +16.1%

tee, Nov 02, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

Well, that is yuck!

Vet, Oct 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

JackNip, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

Bottled 10/17/2012

Appearance: Pours with a finger of large bubbly head which dissipated quickly to the edges of the glass. Active carbonation is very low. Dark ruby red color.

Smell: Robust cherry syrup sweetness blitz on the front. There is some caramel malt notes with a touch of toffee underneath the cherries but it is very subtle. There are touches of some cherry tartness but overall this aroma has a sweet profile.

Taste: More of a authentic sweetness with lingering tartness on the front of the cherry profile. Syrupy notes being to set in on the body. Some brown ale notes open up on the back end of the body as well with accents of caramel, roasted nuts, and sticky malts. Cherries linger into the finish with some slight medicinal flavors.

Mouthfeel: Rich, syrupy, light tartness, and minimal carbonation bring plenty for the palate to deal with.

Overall: Plenty of cherries but enough of everything else to keep the drinker occupied. The light tartness really adds some authentic flavors which keep this from being overly sweet.

KFBR392, Oct 23, 2014
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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.