Kasteel Rouge | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by KarlHungus on 09-25-2007

BEER STATS
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1,032
Reviews:
404
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
15.92%
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell: lots of cherries dark, licorice, a hint of wood.

Tastes: Sweet but not as sweet as lambic, medium carbonation, tart finish, medium density not too watery not too sticky.

Looks: dark red with spots of brown, head becomes a thin layer

Personality: refreshing, you cannot tell the 8%. It’s a sneaky bastard. Get up and you will feel drunk.

Pour: Start pouring low, tilted glass. Finish pouring high to get a reasonable head, about 2 inches. Although the head becomes a thin layer on top and a little clings on the sides. It tastes better at the recommended serving temperature about 40F

Food pair: Drink as a dessert with vanilla ice cream or drink as aperitif. Drinking it will make you hungry.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Color: Dark ruby red color with reddish one-finger head.

Aroma: Strong and tart, reminiscent of ripe sour cherries. Dominates the overall aroma. I like.

Taste: Sweet and tart at the same time. Strong and delicious. Not overly cloying though. Smooth. Similar to Lindemans Kriek except that it's stronger.

Mouthfeel: A great combination of sweet and tart. Lingers on the mouth.

Verdict: I'd be lying if I didn't say that I loved this beer. It would definitely make a good dessert beer, depending on the dessert entree. I've never rated anything in the category it's in that high but I have to give this high marks for what it is. Feel free to disagree.

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Got two bottles of this as part of a mixed case and both disappeared in fairly short order.

I'll be honest - I'm a sucker for anything cherry flavoured, and put a good kriek (eg. Lindemanns, Timmermanns) in front of me and I'll drink it until my brain dissolves. Kasteel Rouge is a totally different animal - the smell of slightly tart cherries is utterly divine and, unlike a lot of beers, it tastes as good as it smells. Given that the Rouge weighs in at 8% ABV this may or may not be a bad thing.

The flavour seems to be a bit divisive - you either love it or loathe it. Me? I love it, and if you like cherry beers then you owe it to yourself to at least try this.

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Outstanding!

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rating #1000 at Ratebeer... wow, this is wonderful stuff... delightfully fruity and clean, with loads of cherries!! .. light purple-red colour .. good lacing .. one of the nicest most enjoyable beers in existence!! .. bottle was Kasteel Rouge, same as Kasteel Kriek...

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