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
Ranking:
#14,782
Reviews:
414
Ratings:
1,073
pDev:
15.45%
Bros Score:
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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

Photo of Ichoosefiction
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

Photo of shelby415
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
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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Photo of NeroFiddled
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

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

Photo of Botulizard
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

Photo of Metalsnota
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpongeHop
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Dark, dark red, leaning towards brown. No head.
S & T - quite sweet, sliiiightly tart, not very 'beer-y' at all. Not very bitter at all. Tastes like those Haribo cherry candies.
F - syrupy; alcohol very, very well hidden.

O - tastes *exactly* like Haribo cherries. Which I actually liked for the first couple of sips, but got a little too 'heavy' after that.

Would recommend it if you're into the fruit beers and you like your beers sweet.

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Photo of bmaslakov
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought it bottled at the local store. Pours deep brownish burgundy color with a moderate amount of foam. The nose is like a berry pie: yeast, wheat, and baked berry. A bit of spice, maybe cinnamon? The mouth is dominated by a pleasant fruity sourness with hints of cherry, elderberry, and strawberry; bits of drunken cherry bitterness in the aftertaste. Feels surprisingly stout and smooth, medium carbonation. Overall: a good and interesting alternative to a traditional Belgian lambic.

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Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Ruby red appearance with reddish light head. Aroma is definitely cherry and sweet. Taste is a sweet cherry.

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

Photo of Griphon
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into dimpled seidel. No head. Darkest of red shades. Nose is a cherry bomb, part syrup part cherry cola. The taste is likewise, with some fig and anise notes as well. Syrupy smooth, hides its booze well. The Stevia gives the aftertaste an unwelcome artificiality, but it doesn't overpower. but Not a lot else going on here but deep dark cherry ale, which sometimes is all you need.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber red almost brown in color. Nose isn't super bitter, but dies offer a bit of sour notes. Taste is super sweet. Nice flavor and cannot believe the high Abv.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1,073 ratings