Kasteel Cru Rose | Brasserie Licorne

Kasteel Cru RoseKasteel Cru Rose
4 Ratings
Kasteel Cru RoseKasteel Cru Rose

Brewed by:
Brasserie Licorne

Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BlackHaddock on 12-14-2009

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by kojevergas:
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2.04/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Kasteel cru bottle into Grolsch pint glass. Reviewed live in Cork.

A: Two finger head of no cream - pretty thin, and of poor retention. Clear light pink colour. Appealing.

Sm: Berry hop esters - a very light scent.

T: Light berry taste - very grape, almost like rose wine. Pretty one note. I'm new to the style, which seems very wine wannabe. I suppose for emulating champagne in a beer manner, it does what it's supposed to. It's one note, which makes it intrinsically balanced. Very simple.

Mf: Light fizzy sparkling feel, matching the flavours. This beer has serious wine envy.

Dr: Hides its 5% ABV quite well, but is ultimately too expensive for its quality and simplicity to justify a purchase. It's more a rose/champagne sparkling wannabe than a true beer.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Green 330ml bottle, poured into a 'Hoegaarden Grand Cru' stemmed tulip glass. Best before end of Mar 2010, drank mid Dec 2009.

Looked like a big glass of Rose wine, but with a small white head sat on top.

'Lager brewed with fruit and blackcurrent extracts' claims the label. Had trouble smelling anything to be honest, some blackcurrent maybe, but mostly because the label put that idea in my head.

Delicate flavours, but not enough depth or strenght to make the beer interesting, not even enough difference to differentiate betwen other lager styles and tastes. Close your eyes and it is a boring lager/pilsner without anything to say apart from a slightly blackcurrent, blackberry hint in the aftertaste.

My second beer in this style (the other being this beers sister) and I am not impressed. The two I've had are on the weaker and cheaper side of the style, so maybe I'm being unfair?

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Photo of spearson28
3.71/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was created in 2003, so fairly new to the market.

A sparkling wine bier blond style of beer.
Note: Not champagne beer as it is not brewed in Champagne region.

The use of Saccharomyces Bayanas yeast really gives this beer a Sparkling Wine concept.

I had it with Panacotta and Raspberry Coulis, which really complemented the Elderflower and Elderberry extracts as well as the Black Carrot extract which features in the brewing process.

Overall a cracking style of beer that has some legs...

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Photo of Iamjeff6
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Kasteel Cru Rose from Brasserie Licorne
Beer rating: 2.69 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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