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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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85
very good

731 Ratings
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Ratings: 731
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 35 | 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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baos

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 Ounce bottle into Grolsch tulip glass.

A: Deep cherry red and amber body with a three finger purplish pink head. Nice lacing. Head dwindles down to a nice sheen. Charlie this time not Martin.

S: Deep aged cherries, Cherry liqueur, some malts and yeast here and there to help balance the cherries.

T: Fermented Cherry juice, bit of malt and yeast. Very sweet and tart on the get go and pretty sweet and tart throughout. A dryness breaks through on the finish well about 30 seconds after the finish. Lots of cherries here if you no likie cherries you no gonna likie this beer.

M: Nice medium feel on this on almost syrupy but this is cleared up at the finish.

D: I am not big fan of fruity brews, but this one grew on me. As it warms in your glass it warms to the palette. Not a bad beer and if you like cherries you'll really like this one, but give her a try nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 04:46:43 | More by baos
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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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