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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

855 Ratings
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Ratings: 855
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 22
Gots: 82 | 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:
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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1/5  rDev -73.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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2.35/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz short and stubby bottle. This pours a light to medium bodied cherry syrup red. It looks like cherry juice. If you put a glass of cherry juice right next to my glass now I would not be able to tell you which is the real thing. It smells like sweet cherry pie filling with little to no tartness. The flavor however is syrupy and medicinal and has a dusty, musty finish that is very offputting. It instantly makes this one unenjoyable and kills all likeability. It drinks light and sticky due to all of the sugar. Overall this is a medicinal sugar bomb that is not worth your time, especially being as pricey as it is. If you want cherries, go for a kriek.

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4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby red color with visible carbonation and a slight half finger head which is slightly pink. There is little to no lace left on the glass. The aroma is of cherries and raspberries. There is also a nice floral aroma to it. The taste is straigth cherries and raspberries. It is very sweet but appealing. The mouthfeel is lowly carbonated and sticky. Overall it is a nice beer it is very sweet but it is a very nice change of pace.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Houblon Chouffe flute. No readable freshess date.

A- Pours a deep, dark reddish brown color with an off white 1/2 inch head that retains nicely and stays a solid 1/8 inch. Very little lacing.

S- Smells of cherries, raspberries, sweetened cranberries and strawberry syrup. Also has a vaporous floral quality. What a treat.

T- Tart yet mostly sweet, dark cherries. Also some strawberry, dried cranberry and even blueberry notes are present. Tastes like sparkling non-alcoholic cider with some extra depth and umph. Very soda-like which I don't mind at all.

M- High carbonation and a thick, syrupy mouthfeel that leaves some residue in the back of the throat. Can never have more than one, two maximum of a beer like this but that's why it's perfect for a nightcap or dessert.

O- Not as excellent as a framboise, but comes pretty damn close. I happen to have a sweet tooth if you didn't notice already.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 855 ratings.