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

bottled
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RATINGS: 976   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle at ultimage glasgow tasting. Aroma is very cherry, noteably fake but still very nice, quite sweet and yeasty with spicey hints. Taste is similar, very drinkable for the %, lacking body somewhat but still a belter of a fruit beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle at Toms Ultimate Glasgow Tasting ... Deep cherry red... sweet cheery nose ... realy quite juice like ... Quite sweet with a little tartness in linger. No real depth but wonderfull drinkable, while at the same time not a patch on the New Glarus Belgian Red

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6441) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 30, 2007
On tap at Luka’s Taproom (Oakland, CA). This red beer poured with a miniscule pink head. There is a very sweet cherry flavor with a slightly harsh finish. Makes a great dessert beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2007
pours a dark cherry red. smooth sweet aroma of cherry. like juicy juice this is a sweet chwerry carbonated drink. good sweet, and not too dry, long lasting palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2007
On tap at Three Floyd’s Brewpub and served in a Kasteel goblet. This beer poured a beautiful burghandy color with a thin, lasting pink head. The aroma of the beer was dominated by sweet, tart cherries (not a bad thing!). The flavor consisted of sweet cherries, mild fruity yeast esthers, and a faint note of alcohol. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and sugary with moderate carbonation. A great tasting brew that may be just a bit on the sweet side. Otherwise, very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2007
On tap as Kasteel Rouge, served in a Kasteel goblet - It poured a clear, very dark lavender body with a sustained, creamy pink head. The aroma was that of fresh, sweet dark cherries with a light spiciness to it. Very soft mouthfeel and lightly carbonated, the ale tastes mainly of the cherries with a very light tartness and some friendly spices. The strong alcohol content is hidden throughout. Very nice.

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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle, smells like cherries! poured a dark reddish color, light brownish head, quickly fading. Smooth taste of sweet cherries and smell too. a bit sour and flat at the end. good not great

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3964) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Glad to see this one back in the MO / IL area. It is now under the name Rouge. Pours very dark crimson with a quickly diminishing pink head. The aroma had lots of cherries with a Luden’s tinge along with light spices and some sourness. Medium / full body with soft carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth sour cherries and lots of what was on the aroma. The finish is highly spiced. A good beer, but it comes across very one dimensional.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Pours deep cherry red w/ a shortlived spritzy froth. All thats left is a fluffy ring of pink lace. Strong aromas a sweet, ripe cherries. Medium nectar w/ ample carbonation. Strong, fresh, concentrated cherry nectar flavors w/ only a mild tartness. Ths brew is surprsingly balanced w/ it’s defined sweetness and not in the least bit cloying. The finish is brisk, fruity, and clean. No detection of alcohol at all. Well made.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 23, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 Tap: overall it’s a very sweet beer, loads of cherry, sugery, somewhat medcinal but with nice sour notes, quite rich, medium bodied. alcohol is well hidden, finish is quite dry, pretty good beer, too sweet for my taste but still nice.


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