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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Ratings: 711
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website

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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Reviews by BDIMike:
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4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a really dark red color. There is a little carbonation, but it creates a good-sized head with a pink hue that stays throughout.
Smell is very strong of nice fresh cherries. There is a bit of a malt smell too, giving it the smell of a good cherry lambic.
Taste is very nice for a cherry lambic. There is a strong cherry taste, but it is balanced with a good alocohol taste that does not make this beer as sour as most lambics.
Mouthfeel is very smooth and refreshing at the same time.
I am not a big lambic or sour fan, but this beer defintely scores well with me. There is a good cherry taste without being tangy or overbearing. This beer is a good mix for someone like me, who loves malty thick beers and my wife who hates beer, but loved this offering and is now tasting everything I bring home.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 01:18:33 | More by BDIMike
More User Reviews:
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South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on 1/25/2012 not sure how age affects this beer

A: Dark ruby red with a pink head that died fairly quickly

S: Cherry liquor. Cherry liquor. Cherry liquor. haha some other dark fruit characteristics but mostly that sweet cherry smell

T: Sweet cherries, some almost cinnamon taste/warming affect. Interesting. I would have liked a little more tartness to balance out the sweet, but still good

M: more coating than I thought it would be

O: First time for this beer and it is quite an experience. Was expecting a slightly tart cherry belgian ale and get a cherry lifesaver. Like I said, this being my first experience and with 2+ years on it, not sure how accurate this review will be for some people who get it fresh (I got this for $1.50 and didn't check the bottled on date...oops!). Good after dinner drink

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 01:19:30 | More by tigerbeer90
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-11-2014 05:59:40 | More by Kevinpitts
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-11-2014 03:14:18 | More by Tiernan
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-09-2014 03:47:25 | More by sammyg832
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-06-2014 19:00:42 | More by Drshaff
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4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a deep red, with little carbonation.

S: It has a wonderful, fruity, and pronounced cherry nose.

T: Sour on the front end. Tart on the back end. Slightly sweet. Surprisingly, cherries do not impart much fruitiness. This particular beer was bottled about 18 months ago, so I think this has everything to do with why so many people have suggested that it tastes like cough syrup. Age does this beer wonders!

M: This beer is slightly dry, and I think the longer it ages the dryer it gets.

O: I intend to buy a few bottles to throw in the cellar!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 21:30:09 | More by jayawtrey
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is nothing over the top, pours a nice dark red with a lighter head which fizzles out leaving but a trace on the edge of the glass.

The smell is absolutely fantastic. Nice ripe cherries, enough to make you salivate.

The taste follows up the smell with an intense burst of cherry flavour. Almost like biting into a fresh wild cherry.

Light to medium body with mild carbonation, almost goes down to easy. Very sweet with a hint of dryness in the delicious lingering finish. This only results in wanting to take another sip sooner than later.

This one took me by surprise! Not overly complex but definitely a delicious brew. I'd love to have a few bottles in my cellar.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 13:04:46 | More by byronic
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-02-2014 03:00:49 | More by Allurex
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-02-2014 00:08:43 | More by joshuam17
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-30-2014 08:57:50 | More by Troublebar
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Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-29-2014 20:55:02 | More by ns_banker123
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-27-2014 22:10:55 | More by brett_arneson
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

If you ever tried domestic sour cherry liqueur, this is what beer taste like, and smells also. Sharp,a bit sweet, refreshing and strong. Unlike liqueur, not sticky, and feeling on tongue last shorter. Very good after desserts, especially cakes and pies. Besides cherries, slight amount of wood, pine and earth can be felt.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 10:09:39 | More by henkmudi
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-26-2014 02:02:44 | More by vwbus7
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

06-25-2014 23:47:55 | More by ChrisYager39
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-25-2014 19:11:48 | More by milk93rd
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

06-25-2014 03:39:12 | More by Flightsfull
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-23-2014 02:33:21 | More by patre_tim
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-20-2014 21:27:57 | More by barryjg
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-19-2014 00:25:36 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

06-16-2014 20:00:31 | More by Darkhnum
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5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell: lots of cherries dark, licorice, a hint of wood.

Tastes: Sweet but not as sweet as lambic, medium carbonation, tart finish, medium density not too watery not too sticky.

Looks: dark red with spots of brown, head becomes a thin layer

Personality: refreshing, you cannot tell the 8%. It’s a sneaky bastard. Get up and you will feel drunk.

Pour: Start pouring low, tilted glass. Finish pouring high to get a reasonable head, about 2 inches. Although the head becomes a thin layer on top and a little clings on the sides. It tastes better at the recommended serving temperature about 40F

Food pair: Drink as a dessert with vanilla ice cream or drink as aperitif. Drinking it will make you hungry.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 02:34:02 | More by tomordonez
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New Mexico

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-14-2014 14:53:47 | More by kingjohnh
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-06-2014 03:23:19 | More by Andonato
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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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