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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

830 Ratings
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Ratings: 830
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 21
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell: lots of cherries dark, licorice, a hint of wood.

Tastes: Sweet but not as sweet as lambic, medium carbonation, tart finish, medium density not too watery not too sticky.

Looks: dark red with spots of brown, head becomes a thin layer

Personality: refreshing, you cannot tell the 8%. It’s a sneaky bastard. Get up and you will feel drunk.

Pour: Start pouring low, tilted glass. Finish pouring high to get a reasonable head, about 2 inches. Although the head becomes a thin layer on top and a little clings on the sides. It tastes better at the recommended serving temperature about 40F

Food pair: Drink as a dessert with vanilla ice cream or drink as aperitif. Drinking it will make you hungry.

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5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Color: Dark ruby red color with reddish one-finger head.

Aroma: Strong and tart, reminiscent of ripe sour cherries. Dominates the overall aroma. I like.

Taste: Sweet and tart at the same time. Strong and delicious. Not overly cloying though. Smooth. Similar to Lindemans Kriek except that it's stronger.

Mouthfeel: A great combination of sweet and tart. Lingers on the mouth.

Verdict: I'd be lying if I didn't say that I loved this beer. It would definitely make a good dessert beer, depending on the dessert entree. I've never rated anything in the category it's in that high but I have to give this high marks for what it is. Feel free to disagree.

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Got two bottles of this as part of a mixed case and both disappeared in fairly short order.

I'll be honest - I'm a sucker for anything cherry flavoured, and put a good kriek (eg. Lindemanns, Timmermanns) in front of me and I'll drink it until my brain dissolves. Kasteel Rouge is a totally different animal - the smell of slightly tart cherries is utterly divine and, unlike a lot of beers, it tastes as good as it smells. Given that the Rouge weighs in at 8% ABV this may or may not be a bad thing.

The flavour seems to be a bit divisive - you either love it or loathe it. Me? I love it, and if you like cherry beers then you owe it to yourself to at least try this.

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rating #1000 at Ratebeer... wow, this is wonderful stuff... delightfully fruity and clean, with loads of cherries!! .. light purple-red colour .. good lacing .. one of the nicest most enjoyable beers in existence!! .. bottle was Kasteel Rouge, same as Kasteel Kriek...

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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 830 ratings.