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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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85
very good

727 Ratings
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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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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Vladimiriuz

Netherlands

3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The view of this master beer of Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck 'Kasteel Rouge', is a very good and
a nice dark, red, velvet fluid of very nice pleasure...

The nose brings me back to the Garden of Red Fruits most of fresh dark cherries of the Spring Morning...delicate and sweetness of Nature...

The taste, My God,...in 1 word absolute enjoyment! a Perfect combination of strong dark beer with fruity cherry. My kind of good fruit beer! There are ufcourse cherries in the taste, a soft taste of aromas of beer but not over pounding. Fresh, lightly sweet and very good drinkable, a quite dangerous but a very, very great beer! About the dangerous part it is fresh and a fruity beer but with the alcohol of 8%, you will not recognize it in this fantastic beer. You will drink more and more....

For me one of the best beers ever!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 14:52:28 | More by Vladimiriuz
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LaurynVictoria

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-20-2014 16:49:52 | More by Wessel
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California

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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Trillessa


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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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-19-2014 05:12:40 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-16-2014 12:28:35 | More by Walkerjgt
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-16-2014 01:14:14 | More by KAF
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Stargazer2892

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-16-2014 01:05:22 | More by Stargazer2892
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pweis909

Wisconsin

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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ElTgray

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-12-2014 20:59:16 | More by ElTgray
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tigerbeer90

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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Kevinpitts

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-11-2014 05:59:40 | More by Kevinpitts
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Tiernan

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-11-2014 03:14:18 | More by Tiernan
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sammyg832

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-09-2014 03:47:25 | More by sammyg832
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Drshaff


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jayawtrey

Massachusetts

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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byronic

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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Kansas

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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
85 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.