Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Fruit Beer
Ingelmunster, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 1098   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2012
330ml bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear deep ruby red with a half finger reddish-tan head. Decent head retention forming a thin cap over the beer but lacing is practically nonexistent. Aroma is nearly all cherries. Very reminiscent of cherry Kool-Aid. There are some Belgian Lambic undertones, however, with horse blanket and barnyard letting you know this isn’t a soft drink. Really a unique, inviting aroma. Flavor carries over the characteristics of the aroma with sweet cherry juice along with tartness contributed by the cherries. However underneath the cherry is barnyard funk very typical of a Lambic. This serves to well balance out the fruit and add complexity. While this beer is on the sweet side it never gets cloying and the tartness really helps drinkability. Finish is only slightly sticky and a little drying. Overall, I am very impressed with this beer and wish I would have opened it up over the summer when it was warmer. The alcohol is nowhere to be found and this is really a guzzler. I really need to seek out some more Krieks and see how this stacks up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (466) - MOns, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2015
Une très belle bière à la robe foncée, au nez très fruité avec une pointe acidulée et à la bouche ronde et souple tout en gardant une belle ampleur. Un régal pour démarrer la soirée

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YantarCoast (536) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 5, 2015
500ml can. Pours dark red with a small pink head. Aroma is cherry syrup, almonds. Taste is dark cherries. Couldn’t detect the Kasteel Donker. Surprised by how strong it is for a fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (692) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle at BGBB2,didn’t take proper tasting notes, will rerate when I get the chance. Cherries, sweet, I’m surprised I enjoy it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (416) - Nyborg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Meget spændende frugt øl. Tilpas med kirsebær i smagen. Frugten overdøver ikke øllet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (971) - - SEP 21, 2015
on tap at Eulogy in Philadelphia; Belgian ale with cherries and cherry juice; reddish brown color; aroma is pure cherry; really sweet, fruity cherry flavor with just a bit of tartness; almost like a cherry liquor; too sweet in my opinion

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (247) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2015
F: thin pale beige/pink, quick diminishing. C: dark red to brown, transparent. A: cherry, caramel malt, hint of some fruity sourness. T: great fresh cherry juice, with nice bitter dry long finish, almost no classic hoppy bitterness, hint of wood, medium body, average carbonation, interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nordic (329) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle 0,33. Dark red color, small head. Cherry aroma. Taste: cherry, semi-sweet. ABV well hidden. Good. Like lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scotty001 (474) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Deep reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet berries, tart cherries. Light body, flavour as the aroma, candy sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rjen (49) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
Dark red with a pink head. Aroma of cherry, marzipan, wood and caramel. Taste is sweet, light bitter and long lasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnlyRogueAngel (15) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
Strong cherry aroma when poured, flawless opaque red colour with a pale pink head. While the sweet cherry flavour fills your mouth, the undertones of malt and chocolate keep the sweetness from becoming tart and remind you of the Donker. The peppery aftertaste is both pleasant and refreshing.

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