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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1157   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Had this at Tyler’s in Carrboro. Pours a dark ruby with a very small, pink head. Lacing is excellent. Nose is cherries and sugar. Taste is sweet but then turns tart and sour. There is some port wine or pinot noir in there. The 8% abv is well hidden. Overall, not too fruity or acidic. Great dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 25, 2008
Botella. Kasteel Rouge. Nice ruby colour. Cherry aroma indeed, bit tart. Good mouthfeel. Flavour of cherry with some vanilla and mild touch of wood. Candy fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11785) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
ar:wow good aroma, marcipan, cherry, very marcipan ap:dark brown, no head. fl:sour and macipan. cherry. pal: ov:daring and intersting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2008
On tap at the flying saucer in KC as ’’Kasteel Rouge.’’ Pours a deep ruby, corduroy red with a small deep pink and creamy head. Stays pretty lacy and frothy throughout the session. The aroma is definitely dominated by sweet cherries. Some caramel malts, almonds, and a sour/tart belgium woody yeast. Palate is soft and medium bodied with a nice carbonated feel. Taste is simply put, cherry sweet. Not complex in the least bit. Finishes slightly sour and acidic, but nice. Tastes more like a beer than most fruit/lambics I’ve had in the past. Overall, I’m impressed. Easy drinking and very pleasant. I wouldn’t drink more than one in a session, but it served its purpose rather well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Very nice if you’re in the mood for something sweet. Fantastic cherry flavor, authentic, and not overdone. Bravo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KornDogg (568) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2008
On tap, Sharp Edge Creekhouse, pittsburgh, Love at first taste... great tart cherry flavor without being too boring.. nice balance

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Pours a cherry/pinot noir red with close to no head. Looks like watery cough syrup. Aroma is syrupy fruit. Flavor is sweet cherry, much like cherry pie. Body is medium with little carbonation. Really good fruit beer but so sweet it is hard to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2008
On tap, Muddy Pig. Pours a deep ruby red color with minimal head. Flavor is initially dry and tart, a bit fizzy, but rolls into a mellow lingering cherry sweetness. Flavors of oak, vanilla, and port wine also present. Medium bodied, somewhat syrupy. Well done for a fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Sampled at the Sep. Carolina Crew gathering. Light red or mahogany color. Cough syrup aroma. Very sweet cherry flavor with more cough syrup in there. Not bad, but not my thing either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allfreej (554) - 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.

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