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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Ratings: 871
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 24
Gots: 84 | FT: 1
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Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: KarlHungus on 09-25-2007

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.
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Ratings: 871 | Reviews: 369
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3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bomber poured into a chalice. Bottled on 1/11/12

A - Fizzy, red tinged head quickly dissipates. Perfectly bright, and a nice deep red color.

S - Dark, over rippened cherries. Faint alcohol behind a nice curtain of sweetness. A nice, sweet red wine quality. Has a great cherry fragrance but I've actually had framboises that explode more so with that smell. Nice clean yeast. The alcohol is still hidden well after warming a bit.

T - Has a quick, bright cherry flavor immediately but is overshadowed by warm alcohols. A moderate amount of acidity. Leaves that nice cherry flavor but also a lasting warmth. Some sweetness up front but dries up with a spicy yeast finish.

M - Medium bodied, Fizzy/high carbonation that suprisingly doesn't lighten the beer much. I would also include a bit of warmth to its mouthfeel.

O - Has a nice deep red look to it and a good cherry smell. I was dissappointed in its lack of flavor depth. At 8% abv I feel it couldn't release some other nice flavors before it was overwhelmed by alcohol. I thought the carbonation was appropriate and had a somewhat light feel to an alcoholic beer.

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

great beer. pours deep dark mahogany in color with a lasting quarter inch bubbly tan head into one of the coolest beer specific glasses ive ever seen. smells like cherry jolly ranchers, a bit artificial on the fruit front, very sugary, with plenty of red and caramel malts in there as well. flavor is also very jolly rancher-like, tart and sweet, tons of cherries. more of a jellied or candied cherry flavor than a fresh cherry, but it works well in this beer. the belgian yeast compliments it very nicely. mouthfeel is pretty solid, lots of carbonation and a somewhat bigger than medium body. not sure id drink these all night, but it was a nice beer to try once, especially on tap. the cherry in this is unlike the cherry in any other beer ive had. definitely check this one out.

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Photo of WankelEngine
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Goose Island chalice

A: Pours a deep ruby red color. There is a small foamy head with a light pink hue.

S: Smells overwhelmingly of sweet cherries. I can also detect some contributing notes of caramel and just the slightest hint of tartness.

T: Just cherries and cherries. It is very fruity sweet, almost cloyingly so. Some of the cherry flavor tastes a bit fake, likely due to the addition of cherry juice and not just the actual fruit (as per the description on the bottle). There is a slight lactic sourness at the back of my mouth which gives the flavor some depth.

M: Medium bodied with a decent amount of fizzy carbonation. Sticky from all the sugar.

O: I was looking for a Gueuze or something similarly sour and this was what we ended up getting. The cherry flavor is really sweet and I think a little bit overdone. I can definitely taste the addition of cherry juice and its not a good thing. If the cherry flavor were dialed back a bit it would be better.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a goblet by freshness date.

The body is likely clear with dark ruby red hue, the pour forms small to medium pinkish head with short retention. It dissipates to some foamy patches on top with no real lace from the dissipation.

Nose is poked by cherries producing tart aroma along with hint of some spice yet slight medicinal.

Even sour cherries seem to predominate through out but there are other components exhibiting. Alcohol ester reveals in the middle yielding some spiciness and sweetness also supporting by sugar, malt and dough. The bitterness from hop, some smokiness, medicinal bitterness and burnt trait moderately pinch trying to balance the edge of tartness from sour cherries.

The body is rather medium to full with a bit chewy mouthfeel, smooth with fine crisp through the palate, dry finish.

Rather strong fruit beer with more depths and characters but it’s still easy to drink anyway.

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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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