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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

766 Ratings
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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 17
Gots: 46 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Peyton5410, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

nasastrums, Feb 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

prisoner1572, Feb 11, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 ml stubby bottle,at home. Poured into a Kasteel oversized wine glass. ABV 8%

Pours a really impressive very dark red/brown colour, with a thin line of pinkish soapy head, that quickly dissipates, leaving almost no lacing on the glass, but a thin layer of foam on the beer's surface.
Very strong aroma of cherries coming from the bottle. Once poured, it becomes heavier and is mixed with a wheat and spices smell.
Very sweet taste, mostly cherries, stewed and a blend of other fruits,apricots, peaches, I can taste some pears too. Some spices on the taste too, along with a slighty acidic taste, citrus like. Indeed, aftertaste is more sour than sweet or bitter. For a fruit beer,taste is very nice.
Qite carbonated, thin to medium body. A bit tart on the palate.
Not a fun of fruity beers, unless if it's a hot day and I want something to quench my thirst, and even then most probably I will go for a lager, but anyway, this is very drinkable and made me realize there are good fruit beers out there.

Douberd, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DmanGTR, Feb 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Whiskeydeez, Feb 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

kevinhughes, Feb 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

hockeyfighter19, Feb 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

bismarksays, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

laundryraccoon, Jan 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Lynn1451, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ant1, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.05/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle served in a Kasteel chalice.

A: Pours a dark and clear color forming a ligh rose color with small retention and very lacings left

S: Very sweet and fruity. Strong notes of cherry syrup

T: Very and too sweet upfront. Again, strong notes of red fruits and mainly cherries. Quite artificial notes of syrup. Some sourness and a mild hoppy bitter end helps to give ir some dignity

M: Medium body and carbonation. Sweet and slightly sour aftertaste

O: Too sweet and syrupy to my taste. Fruit beers, I prefer the drier ones like Cantillons or 3Fonteinens. I do not recommend this one

eduardolinhalis, Jan 26, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours scarlet red from bottle. Nice faom head.

Smell: Heavy cherry and sweet smells.

Taste: Starts sweet but ends sour and bitter from the cherries and hops.

Mouthfeel: Very full body. Well carbonated.

Overall: Very good beer. Goes well with meals.

Bashao, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

buckyp, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

DrJoe82, Jan 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

MudDrinker, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

roywilliams, Jan 19, 2013
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4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was a birthday gift from by brother in law. He knew I liked fruit beers and said I would love this one. He was right.

The poor is pretty good. A light tan head on the beer is kind of underwhelming for the sweet cherry aroma that is there. The beer itself is a dark maroon color. The taste is glorious! It's as if God picked cherries and placed them in your mouth. This is how a fruit beer should taste. It has a long finish; the goodness stays with you for the night.

fearbeer0506, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

stampfler07, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

gavroche, Jan 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

bmf0, Jan 09, 2013
Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
85 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.