Kasteel Rouge | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Kasteel RougeKasteel Rouge

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Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not the ideal color for ale. Strong cherry flavor up front but a bit of a mucky aftertaste. Really tough to match this one up with foods either. This was one of the least enjoyed red ales I've had. I'd stick with a kriek lambic like Timmermans in the future

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

A: Clear, medium-dark, reddish-brown color. Head is a thin layer of beige foam with a hint of purple; it fades fast with hardly any lacing.

S: Cherry cough syrup. That's it.

T: It tastes like cherry cough syrup, too. OK, not exactly -- There is a tart, fruity taste initially, but it doesn't last long before the cherry flavor takes over. And it isn't a good cherry flavor. It tastes exactly like cough syrup, down to the phenolic TCP flavor, the booziness, and the bitter medicinal taste in the finish. This is not good.

M: It took concentration to separate the mouthfeel from the taste. It was pretty well carbonated, although thin. Just a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: This is Zima with a double-shot of cherry cough syrup. I've had a really good sour beer with cherries before, so cherries aren't the problem. It's the fact that this is simply not a good beer. Pretty much a drain pour.

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Brown reddish color with a thin head with very short retention.
Strong aroma of sour cherries and caramels.
Predominant sweet flavor of cherries cough medicine, slightly sour with caramels on the background. Dry and acid aftertaste.
Medium body with good carbonation. One of the best examples of hiding such alcoholic content, at 8% abv.
Very assertive beer, it is all about cherries, cherries, and I almost forgot, cherries.

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Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1,075 ratings