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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Ratings: 763
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 17
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
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 pweis909
2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

pweis909, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of ElTgray
4/5  rDev +5.5%

ElTgray, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of tigerbeer90
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

tigerbeer90, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Kevinpitts
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Kevinpitts, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of Tiernan
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Tiernan, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of sammyg832
4/5  rDev +5.5%

sammyg832, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Drshaff
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Drshaff, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of jayawtrey
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

jayawtrey, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of byronic
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

byronic, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Allurex
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Allurex, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of joshuam17
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

joshuam17, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Troublebar
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Troublebar, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of ns_banker123
3/5  rDev -20.8%

ns_banker123, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of brett_arneson
3/5  rDev -20.8%

brett_arneson, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of henkmudi
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

If you ever tried domestic sour cherry liqueur, this is what beer taste like, and smells also. Sharp,a bit sweet, refreshing and strong. Unlike liqueur, not sticky, and feeling on tongue last shorter. Very good after desserts, especially cakes and pies. Besides cherries, slight amount of wood, pine and earth can be felt.

henkmudi, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of vwbus7
4/5  rDev +5.5%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of ChrisYager39
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

ChrisYager39, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of milk93rd
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

milk93rd, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of Flightsfull
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Flightsfull, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

patre_tim, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of barryjg
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

barryjg, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Darkhnum
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Darkhnum, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of tomordonez
5/5  rDev +31.9%
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.

tomordonez, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of kingjohnh
4/5  rDev +5.5%

kingjohnh, Jun 14, 2014
Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
85 out of 100 based on 763 ratings.