Kasteel Rouge | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kasteel Rouge is a blend of Kasteel Donker (Quad) and cherry liquor. The mix of these two excellent products creates an exceptional soft beer with references to the dark mother beer.

Added by KarlHungus on 09-25-2007

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#16,359
Reviews:
416
Ratings:
1,085
pDev:
15.45%
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4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Melted ludens cough drop

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Photo of woodychandler
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I was incredulous, as I am sure that you will be at my claim, when I peered into the cooler at the Corner Foodery on Sansom Street in Philly & spied 500-ml CANs of this beer on display! 8=O A Quad in a CAN for The CANQuest (tm)?!? It is simply one more of the final frontiers for CANned beers & one for which I advocated from the outset.

From the CAN: "Belgian Ale"; "Castle Brewery (Bierkastel) Van Honsebrouck"; "Brewed within the Kingdom of Belgium".

The tab was rectangular, more old-school than I am used to, so I was careful in CANducting the Crack! so as not to snap it off. My Glug was a modified Gussie Busch in that although it was directly into the C of the glass, it was not as aggro as usual. I was kind of disappointed when the head formed, but was less than a finger and it was pinkish, fizzy, foamy & showed poor retention, quickly fizzing away to wisps. Color was a Garnet/Ruby/Mahogany Reddish-Brown (SRM = >17, < 22 or N/A) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like cherry pie! It was more sweet than tart, more towards cooking cherries than the tart one that come from MichiCAN, with a light breadiness, like pie crust. I kid you not. The first thing that came to mind was cherry pie. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, just better than watery. The taste was surprisingly slightly tart, not nearly as sweet as the nose had led me to expect. It was very much of cherries, though. Mmm. I liked the interplay between the cherry flavor and the base beer which this site had identified as a Quad. Therein lies a problem - rating it as a Quad is going to hurt its numbers. It is low in its ABV for the style & the emphasis is on the addition of fruit. The CAN does not even mention that it is a Quad. Warming, it became more tart & less sweet, which may be a CANsideration if you prefer tart cherry flavors. Finish was semi-dry to dry, tart, but just sweet enough so that I am hesitant to call it outright dry. It was a very interesting find in a CAN, but one was satiating by the end of the 500-mls.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebooyakid
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap - pours a deep mahogany color with short pinkish white head leaving a tiny ring of bubbles on the surface. Nose is soft sweet cherries. Taste is slightly sweet , slightly tart cherry with just a hint of malt. Feel is rather thin and easy to drink. More fruit forward than I prefer but still quite good, would drink again.

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GravityKills
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwarren82
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.14/5  rDev -44%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Macamah
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle into glass. No product dating information found on bottle or label.
Ruby brown colored body, with reddish highlights. Clear. Fizzy head disappears very quickly. No lacing.
Sweet cherry aroma.
Very slightly tart cherry taste, but with the sweet cherry aspect.
Medium mouth feel, coating tongue experience.
Sweet beer that could be a dessert beer, or paired with rich rib eye or strong flavored cheese.
A very sweet version of beer, with a sugar substitute sweetener.

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4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. "Kasteel Tripel"
750 ml brown glass bottle with a cork that reads "2016"
$11.99 @ Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer (Wegmans), Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Clear, dark mahogany brown colored body with ruby highlights beneath a short head of creamy pinkish foam that holds fairly well and leaves some nice lacing behind.
Smell: Sweet cherry.
Taste: Rich with sweet cherry. Lightly tart and very mild bitter. Sweet but not too sweet in the finish.
Feel: Dextrinous medium body with a fine-bubbled, gently effervescent carbonation.
Overall: Very commercial and accessible but still excellent. It makes an excellent dessert beer but it can simply be enjoyed on its own as well.

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Photo of Iwanttheonewithhops
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShaunE
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of George2744
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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