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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilb (181) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - AUG 23, 2016
Bue 1 an et demi avant DLC en Dorfogne avec JM, Manou et Thomas. Biere rougeatre, brune a tres forte carbo. Pas de col de mousse. Arome cerise tres fort. Enbiuche, cremeuse, sucree. Final cerise, caramel sans amertume. Tres ressembkante a une kriek mais sans l’acidite. Bien aime !

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cervmagpt (670) - PORTUGAL - AUG 17, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 style guidelines (style 29A/26D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 1029A. AROMA: predominant with medium-high intensity aroma of artifical cherry syrup. APPEARANCE: dark ruby color and clear. medium pink head with low retention. TASTE: high cherry syrup flavor with an artificial character, masking the underlying base beer. medium sweet background. finishes semi-dry. PALATE: medium-low body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a beer that resembles cherry syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tjeerd (315) - GERMANY - AUG 16, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2016 A classic that has lost nothing of its old glory. Cherry aroma, lovely taste, good mouthfeel and great aftertaste. Maybe a bit too cherry-ish for me, but for now and then: great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MPA (977) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle. Reddish brown with a quite large off white head which has a slight pink colouring. Not a long living head though. Cherry aroma with notes of marzipan. Sweet cherry flavour with a nice tart finish. For fans of cherry this is pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (374) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep red brown with beige head. This is a cherry beer with aroma of cherries and only slightly malty, and taste... cherries! Notes of malt comes through in the end though. Balance is very pleasant sour and sweet and dry.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlbanianMonk (7) - - AUG 9, 2016 does not count
Quite a different taste from your normal beers. Fruity is an understatement. Nevertheless, it has a good mix of beer and cherry liquer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DijkBier (130) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
Dark red-brown pour with pinkish head. In the aroma nearly only cherry, and also the taste is dominated by sour cherries, besides caramel and sweet fruits. No depth. Not my cup of tea...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deonis (26) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 3, 2016
the foam a little bright color, flavor, aftertaste grenade friendly and not resistant easy to drink but not my taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (579) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle from beer shop in Plzen. Pours dark clear red. Nose of sour cherry, brown sugar, toffee, caramel. Taste is fruity, resin, sweet and slightly tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1013) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2016

Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, almonds and cherry.

Turbid/opaque red/black beer with a slight/medium off-white/pink head.

Medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, almonds and cherry.

This beer is intense, but lacks complexity and balance. The one thing going for this beer’s aroma and flavour is the strong cherry. The appearance is great and the palate is decent. This beer could and should have been less simple.

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