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Kasteel Kriek - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-14-2002

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4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of tmoneyba
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Kasteel Rouge from Party Town, KY.

Poured reddish brown color and an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate cherry tart fruit aroma. Medium body with lively carbonation. Medium tart cherry flavor with a medium sweet citrus finish of moderate duration.

Refreshing fruit beer.

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 7/26/08. Bottle. Pours red with a light pink head. Aroma and flavor of sweet candy cherries, cough syrup. Very sweet and sugary. One of my favorite beers from back in the day. Nice, sweet, and tasty.
Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 7/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 14/20
(3.6/5)

Photo of kevd193213
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL Bottle, "Kastell Rouge". Maroon pour with a thin light pink head. Overpowering aroma of dark cherries and bread. Taste of cherries, gingerbread and yeast. Really sweet, think Hoegarden and cherry juice. One and done, unfortunately consuming the entire 750 mL left a really sweet sticky aftertaste. A good idea but probably better if I had shared this with someone.

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 11/16/2008 (Tap @ The Stables, St. Louis, MO): Very cool presentation in a Kasteel glass with a castle on the stem of the goblet-like glass. Fruity natural smells. Not an overwhelming aroma. Pours a very dark blood red body, with a lasting frothy pink head. Has a sweet aroma, very cherry. Effervescent. Tart cherry taste. Nice fruitiness. Very carbonated, soft mouthfeel. Would go great with a sweet dessert.

Photo of GFSchwab
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It poured with a very thin lace around a glass goblet, poured on tap at the Burp Castle over on 3rd ave in Downtown Manhattan.

The aroma was very fruity with intense aroma of a musky cherry blend, with a complex background of wood and thin malty background.

The taste was outstanding with a leathery, very cherry filled taste, with a fizzy tinge that reminded me of blackberry soda.

THe mouth feel was enveloping and complex, leaving a long, lingering flavor of this lambic on my palate.

Although, I would nt consider it a sessionable beer, definitley a sipper to be enjoyed with a fruit/dairy desert at the end of a nice meal.

Photo of blackie
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Served in an 8 oz. round-mouth wine glass. Decent deep red head soon disappears, leaving just the deep ruby, almost pinot noir colored beer.

s: Served a little cold, but after warming the once only cherry aroma opens up to reveal brandy and some sour notes. Sweet, complex layers of natural cherries and dark liquor. Quite comparable to New Glarus Belgian Red at times, but not quite as good.

m: Prickly, lowish carbonation with a full, slick body that dries well.

t: One dimensional at first but becoming quite delicious as it warms. Deep, layered flavors of cherries and sour brown malts well complimented by an alcoholic brandy flavor. Never hot.

d: easy enough, but certainly a sipper...nice dessert beer

on tap at Tyler's Carrboro

Photo of tpd975
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My bottle reads Kasteel Rouge, but I have learned that is the AKA for this brew.

A: Very sexy brew. Pours a dark reddish purple, like a fine wine. The head is nice and thick at the edge of the glass, and is a nice foamy white tinged with purple.

S: Big Cherry aroma all over the nose, with a nice candy like sweetness.

T: MMM, very tasty, Not as sweet as most of the cherry beers I’ve had, and there is a distinct tartness from the fruit which makes this one a real winner.

M: Light and sparkling in body. Very refreshing.

D: I really liked it, just most fruit beers it is a one and I'm done brew though.

Overall: This beer has a very realistic cherry flavor; it is almost like eating fresh Bing Cherries from the bag. It is a nice tasting brew that is a joy to drink. Wish the wife was here to try this one.

Photo of psinderson
3.05/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on-tap at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse in traditional glassware.

Appearance: Deep brown-red color. Medium off-white strawberry head that dissipates quickly to a thin layer.

Smell: All sweetness and fruit. Cherry and strawberry.

Taste: Almost identical to eating a strawberry Jolly Rancher. Slight sourness with a minor bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. The overwhelming sweetness permeates everything.

Drinkability: If you would melt a Jolly Rancher and drink it, this is what it tastes like. Hard to drink.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber red color with a pink head. Aromas of sour dark cherries, right in their prime. In the taste, dark cherry, a small sourness and well a bit surypy, almost medicinal. Aftertaste of a small cherry and a coating in the mouth. Not too sweet, nice alcohol and deffinatly not a girly beer!

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark ruby red. Creamy red head. Thin retention. Very mild laccing.

Nose: Sweet sweet cherry pie, and light caramel. Very enticing.

Taste: Starts off a little tart. Soon the flavor mellows leaving some mild caramel flavors. Allmost a little woodiness. This is cherry beer with out being sickenly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Dry but sweet mouthfeel. Lingers long enough to make your tongue want more. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Where is this 8%? You certainly can't taste it. Great drinkable beer.

Photo of matthewfuchs
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at The Sharp Edge (Crafton, PA)
Dark red appearance, black cherry juice looking. Low carbonation. Smelled sweet and a little overpowering in cherry. that matched the taste. Very sweet but not too heavy. Could have one for desert, but would opt out for many other beers, but not fruit beers. this was actually drinkable. I usually hate krieks, but not this one.

Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Reddish purple with a tiny pink head. No lacing.

S - Cinnamon, cherries, nutmeg.

T - Sweet cherry pie filling, nutmeg, cinnamon. The aftertaste is bland with some very faint lingering cherry pie.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, a bit refreshing.

D - Hard to drink all of it - way too sweet. I might try it again, sometime. Definitely tastes like cherry pie.

Photo of Crosling
1.32/5  rDev -65.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Unattractive color of a watercolor artist’s dirty water. The head implodes without notice. A dull, one dimensional aroma of cherries and nothing else. Alcoholic cherry soda is all this stuff is. I’m always surprised what people consider good fruit beers. This is terrifying, cloying and very one-dimensional. I’ll let the Fort Collins water treatment facility deal with this.

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Kasteel Kriek from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.