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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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86
very good

870 Ratings
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Ratings: 870
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 23
Gots: 84 | FT: 1
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:
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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Appearance- amber red in color with thin lacing that very quickly faded away, very low amount carbonation,

Smell- sweet and sour cherry, slight malt, medicinal, overall mostly cherry,

Taste- starts very sweet and finishes with slight tartness, mostly cherries and sweetness, but really is a nice enjoyable flavor, nice sweet tasting desert style beer that though sweet doesn't become way to sweet

Mouthfeel- very light and smooth for the abv, nice mouth feel

Drinkability/overall- i actually did enjoy this beer but you have to know what you are getting into when you buy this beer it is straight up cherry desert beer, that being said its not cloying sweet and has nice enjoyable flavor, its a good beer that I would occasionally go to when looking for an after dinner desert kind of treat, though not hard to drink best split with someone

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Had on-tap at the Fountainhead in Chicago. I dig the glass it comes in with the little castle at the base of the stem! Beautiful deep red with a weak head but a nice burnt sugar/cherry nose. The taste is really well balanced--you can appreciate the bitter brown ale beneath, but the sweet cherry holds center stage. Slightly sugary mouthfeel but well-carbonated, and I found that it got a wee bit medicinal as I neared the end of the glass.

I think I would give a slight edge to New Belgium's Frambozen taste-wise because that's more tart, while this is more sweet, but this is still one of my favorite beer styles and I would have again.

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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 870 ratings.