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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHopster (1044) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2011
(bottle) Aroma and flavor are distinctly cherry. Elevated alcohol is fairly well hidden. Smooth palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (1042) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 2, 2009
Sampled at Pizza Port Belgian Beer Party and liked it. Was able to pick up a couple bottles at the Pizza Port bottle shop right after the event. Pours a deep and almost opaque red. Thin layer of pinkish head which quickly disappears. Love the aroma -- rich mature cherry smell. Dark cherries dominate the flavor which is predominately sweet but there is a nice tartness as well. There is also a hint of alcohol, but the 8% is generally well disguised. Finishes sweet and slightly dry, like champagne. Not something to drink so regularly, but surprisingly good. A good one to try to get your girlfriend turned on to beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gschrade (1038) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. It reminds me of cherry juice, very good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2008
bottle at dipalmas. Wow! Great find. Billed as the brewerys Christmas beer, this is very close to Cuvee de tomme, only sweeter and drier. Nonetheless, this is excellent. Choc covered cherries. Yum.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
ralphdot (1034) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
8.0% very deep red with a thin head, it is the strongest, darkest cherryade in the world, nice if you like cherries in your beer, I donít.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1033) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Aroma - the aroma is very pleasing - itís clearly cherry and it improves over time. It has a slight vinous aroma about it, that is reminiscent of a Sour Ale. Appearance - is a really nice dark ruby red, with only a dash of head that was pink and faded. Taste - It was absolutely delightful. It was sweet with Cherry and Currant as well. It is similar to a slightly tarter A-Treat Black Cherry soda. It is one of those beers that when you share it with someone new to beer, they have a hard time believing itís a beer. Excellent, I didnít want to finish it, I wish there would have been more. Feel - Itís just right in the effervesce and again, and absolute delight. Iíd love to see this just a little less thin. An absolute must try. This is a great beer. I would use this beer as an example of what beer can be with someone who is new to beer, or someone who has had a bad experience trying craft beer and got turned off. This is really a masterful brew. c/o Lisa W. Beer #4 - of the Craft Beer Social Club Chap #1 (LíOuverture Sociale de la BiŤre)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (1033) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. Reddish pour with a pink head. Cherry aroma. Sweet cherry flavor. Tastes like a cherry soda with just a hint of tart.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Pours dark red with a small pink-beige head. Aroma is dominated by sweet cherries and cough medicine with some earth, leaves, and a slightly mustardy yeast note (which I was cut through the fruit more). Flavor begins very sweet as well with a fruitiness that just seems like Cherry flavored Dimetapp to me, along with a little bit of yeast character and earth attempting to balance things. Fairly light bodied and spritzy, but the flavor is potent. Eh, Iím not a fan and am uninspired to type more.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ectuohy27 (1021) - 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 freakiní 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 ++)


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