Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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4.74/5 rDev +25.1%
I am new at reviewing beers, so I am not the most familiar with all the standard categories, but I loved this beer. It was the perfect blend of tart and sweetness for my tastes. It makes me think of IBC Black Cherry soda, which I love!!
If you like fruity beers and are not in to hoppy beers, you might find this very yummy.
07-19-2014 08:51:28 | More by Trillessa
2.85/5 rDev -24.8%
The best thing I can say is that ounce for ounce, it is cheaper than cherry cough medicine. The cherry is cloyingly sweet. There is a light tartness that is insufficient for balancing sweetness. There is a bitter medicinal aftertaste. Is this sweetness artificial? Is that where the bitterness is coming from? Disappointing
07-12-2014 22:08:00 | More by pweis909
4.01/5 rDev +5.8%
Bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on 1/25/2012 not sure how age affects this beer
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
07-12-2014 01:19:30 | More by tigerbeer90
4.4/5 rDev +16.1%
A: This beer pours a deep red, with little carbonation.
S: It has a wonderful, fruity, and pronounced cherry nose.
T: Sour on the front end. Tart on the back end. Slightly sweet. Surprisingly, cherries do not impart much fruitiness. This particular beer was bottled about 18 months ago, so I think this has everything to do with why so many people have suggested that it tastes like cough syrup. Age does this beer wonders!
M: This beer is slightly dry, and I think the longer it ages the dryer it gets.
O: I intend to buy a few bottles to throw in the cellar!
07-05-2014 21:30:09 | More by jayawtrey
4.25/5 rDev +12.1%
The appearance is nothing over the top, pours a nice dark red with a lighter head which fizzles out leaving but a trace on the edge of the glass.
The smell is absolutely fantastic. Nice ripe cherries, enough to make you salivate.
The taste follows up the smell with an intense burst of cherry flavour. Almost like biting into a fresh wild cherry.
Light to medium body with mild carbonation, almost goes down to easy. Very sweet with a hint of dryness in the delicious lingering finish. This only results in wanting to take another sip sooner than later.
This one took me by surprise! Not overly complex but definitely a delicious brew. I'd love to have a few bottles in my cellar.
07-04-2014 13:04:46 | More by byronic
Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
85 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.