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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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85
very good

729 Ratings
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Ratings: 729
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 yesferro:
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yesferro

Mississippi

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 7/23/09 at the Kasteelbier 'castle' cellar, bottled.

Looks dark red, had about an inch head on it, the smell was very very cherry, it worried me for a sec but one sip put a smile on my face, they got it right! The beer has a little tartness to it and is far from too sweet, it actually tastes like some delicious cherries, not the syrup flavor other beers have. Good carbonation,this beer beer went down easy but I can't say I'd go back for more any time soon. Still, if I were to have another cherry beer, this one would come to mind!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 13:16:18 | More by yesferro
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If you like fruity beers and are not in to hoppy beers, you might find this very yummy.

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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

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

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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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