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Kasteel Rouge - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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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

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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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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Poured a 750 into two tulips. Very strong sweet maraschino cherry nose. Plenty of light carbonation and solid moutfeel. Cherry flavor is just right with not too much belgian yeast coming through. One of my favorite cherry style beers but not on par with New Glarus wisconsin belgian red.

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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Kasteel beer is a very good brand but with this type of beer they won't make many friends. This is no beer to be honest...Best before september 2013.

Poured in my Struise glass this beer starts bad. I had to pour it with force into the glass. Then a tiny head shows up which is gone after two or three seconds. What stays is a cola like fluid with, as far as i can see, no carbonation.

Smell and taste are cherrielike. The alcohol in it makes that you could call this a beer but it isn't. Mouthfeel is like drinking a cherry cola. Overall a very disappointing 'beer'.

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