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:
1,047
Reviews:
407
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
15.92%
 
 
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39
Gots:
169
For Trade:
1
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Photo of nimrod979
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 10/27/10. Poured into an oversized Stella glass.

Appearance: A murky brownish, blood red with a thin layer of pinkish bubbles. A little lacing action going on.

Aroma: CHERRIES. Sweet.

Taste: Starts outs with a sweet cherry syrupy flavor, Not really medicinal. A slight sourness pops up in the finish. Nice balance of sweet and sour. A very nice fruit beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a tight fizzy carbonation. A bit softer than soda but the flavors would make you think you were drinking one. No sight of the 8.0%. Nice flavorful fruit beer.

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Photo of ryanpj
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Seaba
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of clevbrown2
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of nasastrums
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of prisoner1572
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Douberd
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 ml stubby bottle,at home. Poured into a Kasteel oversized wine glass. ABV 8%

Pours a really impressive very dark red/brown colour, with a thin line of pinkish soapy head, that quickly dissipates, leaving almost no lacing on the glass, but a thin layer of foam on the beer's surface.
Very strong aroma of cherries coming from the bottle. Once poured, it becomes heavier and is mixed with a wheat and spices smell.
Very sweet taste, mostly cherries, stewed and a blend of other fruits,apricots, peaches, I can taste some pears too. Some spices on the taste too, along with a slighty acidic taste, citrus like. Indeed, aftertaste is more sour than sweet or bitter. For a fruit beer,taste is very nice.
Qite carbonated, thin to medium body. A bit tart on the palate.
Not a fun of fruity beers, unless if it's a hot day and I want something to quench my thirst, and even then most probably I will go for a lager, but anyway, this is very drinkable and made me realize there are good fruit beers out there.

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Photo of DmanGTR
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of kevinhughes
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of bismarksays
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of laundryraccoon
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of KillaB
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Lynn1451
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of ant1
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle served in a Kasteel chalice.

A: Pours a dark and clear color forming a ligh rose color with small retention and very lacings left

S: Very sweet and fruity. Strong notes of cherry syrup

T: Very and too sweet upfront. Again, strong notes of red fruits and mainly cherries. Quite artificial notes of syrup. Some sourness and a mild hoppy bitter end helps to give ir some dignity

M: Medium body and carbonation. Sweet and slightly sour aftertaste

O: Too sweet and syrupy to my taste. Fruit beers, I prefer the drier ones like Cantillons or 3Fonteinens. I do not recommend this one

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Photo of Bashao
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours scarlet red from bottle. Nice faom head.

Smell: Heavy cherry and sweet smells.

Taste: Starts sweet but ends sour and bitter from the cherries and hops.

Mouthfeel: Very full body. Well carbonated.

Overall: Very good beer. Goes well with meals.

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Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DrJoe82
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of phishbone23
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Kasteel Rouge from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,047 ratings.
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