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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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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

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 Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was great after having a good meal. Opened a bottle of this as a dessert. The pour was a reddish brown color with a good looking head on it. The smell of the cherries were pretty impressive mixed with a little funk and some yeast. The taste of the beer is sweet and has just a bit of tartness to it from the cherries. The mouthfeel is light and pretty refreshing, has a good amount of lively carbonation. Overall I feel that this beer is quite good. Worthy of checking out.

Knapp85, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +5.5%

justinm4bama, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of crobinso
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

crobinso, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of GuzzLah
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An 8% Cherry beer with dark malts. Smells a bit like cherry Sucrets, but not in a bad way.

The taste is dark malts and cherry with some sweetness and a little tartness. Definitely a sissy beer, but I think it tastes pretty good for what it is. Better than Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, but that isn't saying much.

My Grandma would love this.

GuzzLah, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of FlatRabbitRed
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is one of those beers that is hard for me to judge because it's just not a style I personally like.

Smells awesome as a cherry beverage, very strong with a slight undertone of extract alcohol.

Nice color dark red, very strong sweet zippy cherry burst, the feel of real cherries and that slight taste of extract mixed in. The taste overpowers any actual beer flavorings, no malt or hop character comes through.

This beer was a hit with my girlfriend that does not like beer, I gave it to her to finish.

FlatRabbitRed, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of JSchock7
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

JSchock7, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of bsp77
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from tap into Kasteel chalet.

Appearance: Dark ruby red with nice light pink head.

Smell: Cherries, cherries, cherries. More maraschino-like than expected. Some light spiciness.

Taste: Once again, this is about the cherries. Very sweet and maraschino at first, along with some malt depth, but the cherries have a slight tart cast at the finish. Some light spiciness at the finish as well.

Feel: Full, sticky body with low carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and tart despite the mostly sweet taste.

Overall: It delivers what was promised. Liquid dessert.

bsp77, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of NODAK
4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant dark red in my appropriate Belgian glassware at an awesome beer bar here....really not much of a head to speak of, however.

Aroma? Cherries. I was actually somewhat blown away by just how much this smelled like sweet cherries. Wow. You can say dessert beer here.

The taste isn't far behind the aroma. It's quite sweet at first with the taste of bing cherries....really quite lovely to be honest, because it's not overwhelming and cloying but VERY delicious....but then some tartness comes across to help balance but not nearly to the level of the sweetness. Again, a dessert beer. You'd better love cherries here.

I saw the ABV was 8 percent just now. Didn't know that drinking it. I actually pondered while drinking it what the ABV likely was. I thought it was probably 5 percent. Pretty much imperceptible. This is 8 percent?? Good lord, it's covered well. Could have fooled me.

Absolutely delicious...I LOVE cherries and I loved this. Sweet, but not TOO sweet with just a hint of tart. Awesome.

NODAK, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pretty cool ruby red and light brown appearance. The type that makes diet beer drinkers think you are drinking something wussy, even though it is about twice as strong as what they have. Almost no head though on this red liquid.

Aroma is very, very sweet cherries.

Taste just hits you over the head with cherry flavor, its very sweet, hardly, if not at all tart. Brown sugar. Hides the alcohol pretty well. Really hard to describe anything being of any malt or hop descriptor.

This one is more of a dessert beer than something you can drink a few of at the game. If you don't like cherries, this one is going to piss you off. Seriously, if the idea of a cherry lifesaver roll, melted down with 8% abv sounds gross, stay away from this beer. Me, I'm kinda in the middle, its a neat beer, but a little tiresome beyond 4oz.

On tap at Cheeky Monk, Denver, CO

Review #2300. Kind of like how when you were 18, you thought you'd be dead by the time you were 30. . .

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of LegoHunter
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

LegoHunter, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

jrfehon33, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of PaF
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

PaF, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Giggy
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Giggy, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

TonyTalon, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of atone315
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

atone315, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Poupae
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Poupae, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of LB22
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

LB22, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Corey17
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Corey17, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yet very dark red in color (opaque when viewed from a distance) and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high pink head that gradually died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderately strong aromas of cherries are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is dominated by flavors of cherries and has a slight bit of sweetness. It's the type of cherry flavor you get with cough medicine (but in a good way).
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate (rather thick considering the style) and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There are also some slight hints of tartness.
O: This beer can be considered one dimensional, but it's a nice one to enjoy if you like cherries. This would make for a nice selection if you want something fruity but is a lot heavier compared to a lambic.

metter98, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +5.5%

smartassboiler, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Having on draft at Jimmy the Greeks in OOB, ME.

Appearance: This beer poured a two finger pink head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a crimson/mahogany color with some clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Cherry and bready malts

Taste: Super strong cherry flavor, tart, and maltiness. Some bready notes too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, low to medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a bit chewy.

Overall: Nice sweet and tart notes. Some sour notes and oak flavors too.

Flounder57, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of nimrod979
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 10/27/10. Poured into an oversized Stella glass.

Appearance: A murky brownish, blood red with a thin layer of pinkish bubbles. A little lacing action going on.

Aroma: CHERRIES. Sweet.

Taste: Starts outs with a sweet cherry syrupy flavor, Not really medicinal. A slight sourness pops up in the finish. Nice balance of sweet and sour. A very nice fruit beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a tight fizzy carbonation. A bit softer than soda but the flavors would make you think you were drinking one. No sight of the 8.0%. Nice flavorful fruit beer.

nimrod979, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of ryanpj
4/5  rDev +5.5%

ryanpj, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

djrn2, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Ciocanelu, Feb 28, 2013
Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
84 out of 100 based on 794 ratings.