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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1096   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2887) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2008 Bottle from Whole Foods. Super deep purple/ruby in color. Pinkish head. Sweet, slightly tart cherry aroma. Nice flavors. Great balance of sweetness and tartness. Some alcohol is noticeable. Quite a tasty fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2008
The color was deep/ruby. The head was thin, pink, and fizzy. The aroma was cherry jolly ranchers, sweet, and acidic. The flavor was very strong sweet cherry, spice, and musk. The palate was thick-bodied. The finish was sweet and cherry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Carolina Crew tasting! Bottle courtesy of Todd! thanks! An unclear dark red beer with no head. The aroma is sweet and dominated by cherries. The flavor is sweet with notes of cherries and wood and an extremely dry end. Lovely. Ludens cough drop

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2700) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2008
Bu à Brouhaha (Montréal) le 4/9/08, en bouteille de 330 ml, sous le nom de Kasteel Rouge. Rouge bourgogne peu claire, très peu de collet. Arome de cerise malté, petite notes de vinègre fruité. Goût de jus de cerise pétillant et légèrement épicé, pas trop sûrette. Avant les bière aux cerises n’était ma tasse de thé, mais là si c’est bien faite (comme celle là), mmmmmmmmmm!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Poured a dark deep brown into the glass. Aroma was big cherries and belgian sweetness. Taste was big cherries as well, kind of took over in fact. Somebody said it tasted liked cough syrup, I can’t agree completely, but it did have a medicinal quality to it. I thought it was a fun beer to drink though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nuplastikk (5165) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2008
750ml corked bottle. I clearly remember arguing with a hostel owner in Tongeren whether Kasteel actually even makes a Kriek beer, so I have my doubts that this one is widely available in Belgium. This is certainly one of my favorite Kriek beers out there. Deep cherry red-brown. Seriously murky. Very mulled taste. The taste is sweet and almost mead like to me, with a thick cherry sweetness. This one’s carbonation is fairly mellow for being bottled 17 months back, but certainly not flat by any means. The cherry juice added really shines through in the aroma. The alcohol level is just right, not too much and certainly not too little. Classic Belgian beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mulletman69 (13) - USA - AUG 26, 2008
one of only a few fruit beers i like, tastes just like cherry soda has a very nice finish ... not very beer like though ... more like some sort of awesome wine cooler

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Red amber color. Great cherry aroma. Sweet with just a hint of tart. Wow, this is fantastically delicious. Perfect for my sweet tooth. Must get more. This is one of my favorite beers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SudsMcDuff (7024) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2008
#1000 here at Ratebeer... wow, this is wonderful stuff... delightfully fruity and clean, with loads of cherries!! .. light purple-red colour .. good lacing .. one of the nicest most enjoyable beers in existence!! ..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 22, 2008
On tap at Teresa’s Next Door. Pours a mostly translucent ruby ted with a small bubbly/creamy off white head. Aroma of cherry liquor, a touch of some Belgian yeast esters...but mostly cherry. Flavor is very cherry, more sweet than tart, kind of medicinal. I could see having this with a nice piece of chocolate cake, but not much else.

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