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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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85
very good

794 Ratings
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Ratings: 794
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 18
Gots: 52 | 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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Photo of mactrail
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This seems to be a beer you either love, or don't. I think it's an outstanding fruit beer and a great example of the softer side of Belgian brewing. On tap at The Public House in La Jolla.

This has the most delicious cherry flavor with a heavenly scent of cherries. It's so much better than the Lindeman's fruit beers. Bad cherry extract is such a wretched thing, that you should taste this so see how good cherry can taste in a beverage.

This is so deeply fruity with a nice touch of sweetness, but balanced by the tart finish. Rich but light bodied. Attractive red amber color with a fine-grained and long-lasting foam. Zingy on the tongue with just a nice acidity, like real fruit.

mactrail, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of Vet
2/5  rDev -47.2%

Well, that is yuck!

Vet, Monday at 06:43 PM
Photo of JackNip
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

JackNip, Sunday at 01:25 AM
Photo of KFBR392
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

Bottled 10/17/2012

Appearance: Pours with a finger of large bubbly head which dissipated quickly to the edges of the glass. Active carbonation is very low. Dark ruby red color.

Smell: Robust cherry syrup sweetness blitz on the front. There is some caramel malt notes with a touch of toffee underneath the cherries but it is very subtle. There are touches of some cherry tartness but overall this aroma has a sweet profile.

Taste: More of a authentic sweetness with lingering tartness on the front of the cherry profile. Syrupy notes being to set in on the body. Some brown ale notes open up on the back end of the body as well with accents of caramel, roasted nuts, and sticky malts. Cherries linger into the finish with some slight medicinal flavors.

Mouthfeel: Rich, syrupy, light tartness, and minimal carbonation bring plenty for the palate to deal with.

Overall: Plenty of cherries but enough of everything else to keep the drinker occupied. The light tartness really adds some authentic flavors which keep this from being overly sweet.

KFBR392, Oct 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of BonzoBall
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Flavour not to my liking.

BonzoBall, Oct 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

athomasPSU, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

TubaDan, Oct 19, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

julianohayon1, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

OldSmaug, Oct 16, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

tykechandler, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ItsBeer4Me, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

JuMa44, Oct 14, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +10.8%

polloenfuego, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

JKV96, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of kyulfo
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

kyulfo, Oct 11, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +14.8%

bubseymour, Oct 11, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +10.8%

Ngntjp, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

brugsbeertje, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of HeightsEats
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Wasn't expecting that much but was pleasantly surprised. Aroma is a biscuit and cherries. The flavor is full-bodied with a nice cherry sour element. Extremely well-balanced with the 8% ABV thoroughly hidden. The beer flavor is subtle but definitely present with a faint hop element in the aftertaste. You have to enjoy cherries to appreciate this beer, but it's outstanding if that's what you're looking for.

HeightsEats, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of mmilyko
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

mmilyko, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%

Bottle from World of Beer as a carryout. Pours dark, deep red colored with a finger of pink head that recedes quickly. Cherry boquet off the top of this one , slightly tart but mostly black sweet ones, a bit of cranberry note, very fruity and not much else going on, though it's nice if you're a fan of cherries. Flavor is a big punch of black cherries, not much in the way of hops or malt or yeast or sourness here. Basically black cherry juice with some carbonation. Nevertheless, this isn't extremely overly sweet and is somewhat pleasant as a dessert beer. Medium bodied with plus carbonation that keeps things from being super syrupy. Overall worth having if in the mood for cherries. The thing that sticks out to me here is that it comes with huge black cherry flavor, but without the medicinal cough syrup notes that can often be associated with that.

BMMillsy, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of cambabeer
2.65/5  rDev -30.1%

No... not really for me. The huge raspberry flavor in the aroma and taste really come across as more "cough syrup" like than anything. Not very drinkable, had to sip slowly. There's not a whole lot to this beer other than that fruity flavor that overpowers everything else. A little alcohol bitterness and some metallic aftertaste.

cambabeer, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Gakusei, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

unimatrix1, Sep 25, 2014
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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
85 out of 100 based on 794 ratings.