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
Ratings:
1,046
Reviews:
407
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
15.92%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
168
For Trade:
1
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Photo of LennyBound
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeseppy
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Listedat 8% Abv. Rich dark red hue. Aromas of mashed black cherries and cocoa. Rich Cherry flavours followed by chocolate cake. Ironically I had this to top off dinner. Didn't know this existed until I read the beer menu (60 brews on tap, cmon). Anyway, I read this is cherry infused. Not into fruited brews per se but this was bravissimo. If you don't care for cherries do not even try this. I'm sure taste between bottle and draught makes a difference.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

8 oz serving in a Kasteel glass from draught at Firkin on August 11, 2017.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesLeung
4.65/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Bujon
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours like a coke cola, fairly flat headed and very much like a pop, a real shame, but how do you make this type of brew look good?

Aroma is superb, cherries come through, but you do still get that deep scent of the donker....truly a great mix.

Taste is just as good as the aroma, a lovely cherry sweetness but not overly sour, as you get the fig from the donker. An unusual mix, but definitely makes for a great brew.

Feel is a touch fizzy to be honest, but that does allow the aftertaste of mild cherries to linger.

Overall, this has to be the best cherry infused Belgian, not an out and out fruit beer by any means given its mix with the legendary donker, but one I highly recommend.

Do yourself a favour, and delve into to the pinnacle of fruit infused brews!

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paleoplant
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber to dark ruby colored. There's a the faintest trace of brown head about the size of a quarter in the middle. The aroma is of dark cherries. The flavor is a bit odd. Think dark cherries and artificial sugar. As it warms it turns a bit more cherry pie. The mouth is heavily carbonated and dry.

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Photo of jcubz
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely dark garnet hue, topped with a modest pink head which quickly fades to a thin rim.

Very sweet and potent cherry aroma on the nose, nearly (but not quite) medicinal. Really lovely; like cherry pie in a glass.

Flavor follows: this is a very sweet brew, with cherries absolutely dominating all else. Slightly tart, but this is not a sour ale. Behind, some notes of dark malt present, from molasses to dates, but this brew showcases cherries from start to finish.

Lively and active, a touch fizzy; smooth and sticky.

A really unique brew. I absolutely love cherries, so this is a wonderful option for me. For anyone else, it may not be quite nuanced enough.

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Photo of Tomislav
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black cherries is the most prevalent smell and taste that come through as well as some sour apples and a bit of caramel, an interesting combo but its pretty good.

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Photo of Ian_Alexander
4.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Squire123
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep garnet red color that shimmers in the sunlight.

Nice aroma. The scent is of dark cherry resting on a bready malt base.

Taste of cherry that manages to be light, rich, sweet and tart at the same time. Very complex and layered yet possessing an elegant simplicity. There is depth in the flavor that's more than cherry, dark Mission figs perhaps, yet cherry dominates like the string section in a Mozart composition.

Texture enters light but finishes medium with just enough carbonation to balance.

This is a cherry flavored brew that is far more elegant than that sounds.

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Photo of mishi_d
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dewsby
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of logicalparadox
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,046 ratings.
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