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:
1,032
Reviews:
404
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
15.92%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
167
For Trade:
1
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am new at reviewing beers, so I am not the most familiar with all the standard categories, but I loved this beer. It was the perfect blend of tart and sweetness for my tastes. It makes me think of IBC Black Cherry soda, which I love!!
If you like fruity beers and are not in to hoppy beers, you might find this very yummy.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The best thing I can say is that ounce for ounce, it is cheaper than cherry cough medicine. The cherry is cloyingly sweet. There is a light tartness that is insufficient for balancing sweetness. There is a bitter medicinal aftertaste. Is this sweetness artificial? Is that where the bitterness is coming from? Disappointing

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on 1/25/2012 not sure how age affects this beer

A: Dark ruby red with a pink head that died fairly quickly

S: Cherry liquor. Cherry liquor. Cherry liquor. haha some other dark fruit characteristics but mostly that sweet cherry smell

T: Sweet cherries, some almost cinnamon taste/warming affect. Interesting. I would have liked a little more tartness to balance out the sweet, but still good

M: more coating than I thought it would be

O: First time for this beer and it is quite an experience. Was expecting a slightly tart cherry belgian ale and get a cherry lifesaver. Like I said, this being my first experience and with 2+ years on it, not sure how accurate this review will be for some people who get it fresh (I got this for $1.50 and didn't check the bottled on date...oops!). Good after dinner drink

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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,032 ratings.
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