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

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RATINGS: 958   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - APR 27, 2010
330ml bottle.
Pours a dark purple-red with very fizzy soda-like carbonation -- almost indistinguishable from something like Cherry Dr. Pepper. Aroma is of lovely tart and sweet cherries -- pleasant, but one-dimensional. Flavor is just like the aroma -- strong on cherry but not much else. At least it tastes natural and not like candy. Some grassy hops come out if you look for them but this is all about the cherry. Tingly palate that grows a bit cloying as you approach the bottom of the glass. This is pleasant enough and better than most ham-handed attempts at a fruit beer from breweries who don’t know what they’re doing. But it’s still miles behind pace-setting fruit beers like those from New Glarus.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (556) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2012
Dark purple color with pink head. Aroma of cherries, nuts, lactose. Taste is as the aroma - amazing, you cannot tell that it has 8 procents of alcohol. May be the best fruit beer I had.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2009
from beerplanet lowe zürich beer is brown with a strong reddish hint, head is reddish offwhite, almoust pink smells of cherrys, but not in a way who hides maltyness, some alcohol in smell too tasts of cherrys, sweet, but malty too, some bitterness, yeast, altough it is rather sweet, there is a refreshing sourish hint hidden there aftertaste bittersweet with a sourish hint better than some other krieks

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Poured a deeply red hued color, some hints of brown seem to be trying to peek through. Aroma is full on pie cherries and pie spices. There is a touch of almond as well. Flavor is very fruity, a full on cherry attack, not subtle at all. I like this beer alot.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (553) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013
My friend Barry brought a few to Lenny’s Memorial Day picnic and I was very pleased to have my first taste of this delicious cherry bomb. A fully satisfying and very tasty offering.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bottled (750 ml) as Kasteel Rouge, cork marked 01/2007. Fizzy, pink head that faded quickly. Very red, clear pour. The nose was overwhlemingly cherry, much like cherry Kool-Aid. Flavor was cherry--too much cherry and not enough beer. poor balance. I am a fan of lambics with cherries added to them, but this beer lacked the wonderful lambix sourness to balance the cherry flavor and, as a result, fell short.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2008
on tap. pours a ruby red with a nice 11/2 finger fluffy red pinkish head. aroma is dark cherries with skins and some Belgian yeast with some chocolate. has a medium body with good lacing and carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma but more of the Belgian yeast shows thru and is stronger than the aroma. i don’t know about mixing a brown ale with cherries and Belgian yeast but not to bad.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ectuohy27 (543) - ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2010
Holy crap, this is the mother lode of beers. 8% abv , rich, velvety, layered. Outstanding aroma of sour cherry--is this a vishnya beer or just chereshnya with souring yeast?--its appearance is a shimmering miasma of ruby and onyx. Oh and did I mention it tastes freakin’ outstanding? -0.2 for perhaps a bit more complexity, and for giving me (and other brewers) something to aspire to. On the TDL--this against Lindemans Kriek. (riverside, high bridge, hunterdon; $7.99ish ++)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2012
dark ruby color, aroma of cherry, floral notes, rose maybe?, flavors of cherry, pretty sweet, a light almost cola sugary carbonation, good fruit beer if you like cherries

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayg1 (542) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
On tap at the Moondog Cafe in Charlotte. Had a sample of this with Ross. Pours a raspberry color with a light pink fluffy head. Tart cherries invade the nose upon taking a sniff. Taste is......you guessed it! Cherries! Yeah, its safe to say that is the sole flavor going on in this beer but it’s not a bad thing at all. Ross and I both agreed that this is the closest thing to New Glarus Belgian Red we’ve had and like he said its sweet and tart and full of wonderfully hidden alcohol. Awesome brew.


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