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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Ratings: 721
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 35 | 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 Gusler:
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4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap @ Papago
The beer pours a deep black cherry color, the head creamy and reddish purple in color, the size modest, as it depletes, and the lace forms a thin but concealing sheet. Nose is steeped in sweet ripe cherries, with a nut-like undertone, tart and crisp, a real delight for the ocular and olfactory senses. Start is ripe sweet fruit at the front; tart at the back, hint bitterness also present, top is moderate in feel. Finish has a stinging acidity, tart cherry flavor carries to the end, not a hint of the eight percent alcohol, what a “Hoot”.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2007 21:14:02 | More by Gusler
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-20-2014 16:49:52 | More by Wessel
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-19-2014 22:48:17 | More by GRG1313
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-19-2014 21:45:14 | More by Michael_Kent3
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4.74/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am new at reviewing beers, so I am not the most familiar with all the standard categories, but I loved this beer. It was the perfect blend of tart and sweetness for my tastes. It makes me think of IBC Black Cherry soda, which I love!!
If you like fruity beers and are not in to hoppy beers, you might find this very yummy.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 08:51:28 | More by Trillessa
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-16-2014 12:28:35 | More by Walkerjgt
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-16-2014 01:14:14 | More by KAF
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-16-2014 01:05:22 | More by Stargazer2892
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2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The best thing I can say is that ounce for ounce, it is cheaper than cherry cough medicine. The cherry is cloyingly sweet. There is a light tartness that is insufficient for balancing sweetness. There is a bitter medicinal aftertaste. Is this sweetness artificial? Is that where the bitterness is coming from? Disappointing

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 22:08:00 | More by pweis909
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-12-2014 20:59:16 | More by ElTgray
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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%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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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%

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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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