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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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85
very good

722 Ratings
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Ratings: 722
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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Reviews by damndirtyape:
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle, bottled on 2011/02/09. Served in a Innis & Gunn stemmed glass.

Appearance: Dark ruby red with a tan head shaded with red. Head is thick at the edge, and thinner across the top, but persistent. Some sheets of lacing noted, but they tended to slide back down the glass.

Smell: Black cherry with a leafy mustiness in the back. With a swirl the cherry comes out more and is fruitier.

Taste: Tart cherry, balanced by the sweetness of the malt. Hint of some candi sugar with the sweetness. Sour cherry finish with a lingering tartness.

Mouthfeel: Juicy and sticky, but with an airy carbonation. Nice.

Overall / Drinkability: I feel that the beer is the vehicle that carries and showcases the cherries, and allows the cherry flavor to be the main highlight, but not be too much. Alcohol is very well hidden; I doubt I would ever know this was 8% ABV unless I had looked it up prior to drinking it. A very nice beer showcasing cherries. That being said, I cannot have more than one. It's good, but by the end of the glass my palate is tired and wants something else. If the Belgian ale underneath could come out more and play with the cherries, then you'd have something really amazing here. Glad I tried it, but at the price here in the US, doubt I would get it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 23:08:22 | More by damndirtyape
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A: Dark ruby red with a pink head that died fairly quickly

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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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