Kasteel Rouge | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Kasteel RougeKasteel Rouge

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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

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Photo of JayQue
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very enjoyable. Poured a brownish-red into a Dobbelen IPA Trippel flute. Great crimson highlights when held to a light. Medium size pink delicately bubbling head. The head is fast fading and lacing is minimal.

Aroma is strong, malty beer with slightly sweet cherry as the dominant aspect.

Taste is very good. Sweet cherry juice up front, somewhat muted by maltiness. Then the tart cherry flavor kicks in. very flavorful.

Mouthfeel is impressive. Nicely carbonated, Sweetness up front is muted by malts and the tart finish is very inviting. A rich beer with no hint of the alcohol.

Overall this is a very good beer. I had it with cheese and it makes a nice complement.

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Photo of keithhowardhoffman
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of Shawn25
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of sideshowrob
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Rastel goblet. Excellent head with large bubbles. A bit of a champagne feel to the pour - very effervescent. In the glass the beer is a dark ruby/garnet color. Smell is good. Very sweet. A hint of jolly rancher in the nose. The mouthfeel is wonderful, very refreshing and tangy. Taste is sweet but balanced, definitely not a session beer but a good change-up or after dinner beer. Very enjoyable, but not one to have everyday.

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Photo of core42
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of McAndrew
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of KristofH
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of ridgeline23
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jgunther71
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of dbauer78
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of fisch687
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of 21Maestro8
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Eir
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of caverog
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Boto
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draught @ Sharpedge Creekhouse: Served in a great Kasteel Chalice. This one pours a dark ruby tinged brown color. There was a wisp of a tan head that left some lacing. It has a nice nose. Some cherries, and some sweet caramel malts. Some other fruits hiding down in there. The flavor is very nice. Cherries on top. A hint of tingling on the tongue. Good malt body, with some sweetness. A touch of chocolate also. I wouldn’t sit down and drink a lot of these, but I would definitely have it again!

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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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