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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 12, 2007
tap at Toronado. Hmm more like cherry juice than beer but quite pleasant. This one has cherries and not much else. Super sweet with just a hint of malts. I liked it but would not call mit beer. This is one of the most extreme krieks I sampled.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 Draft at Monk’s Cafe, under the Rouge label. Fire engine red with a firm top. Sweet cherry aroma, of course. This drinks like a liquid cherry Jolly Rancher, sugary-candied sweet, but somehow still enjoyable. (#3188, 11/9/2007)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2007
On Tap @ Papago The beer pours a deep black cherry color, the head creamy and reddish purple in color, the size modest, as it depletes, and the lace forms a thin but concealing sheet. Nose is steeped in sweet ripe cherries, with a nut-like undertone, tart and crisp, a real delight for the ocular and olfactory senses. Start is ripe sweet fruit at the front; tart at the back, hint bitterness also present, top is moderate in feel. Finish has a stinging acidity, tart cherry flavor carries to the end, not a hint of the eight percent alcohol, what a “Hoot”.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
nice balance of sweet and sour on this one.id drink this again for sure.thanks to aspedities for the sample.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2007
A Mes rate: 75cl bottle from Quaffs thanks to our Terry.
Very dark transluscent blood red with a thin pinky white head. Smells almost exactly like Mr. Kipling Cherry Bakewell cakes. More juice than fruit and fairly artificial but I can’t help but really like it. Some almond and marzipan in there too. Flavour is the same but a little on the sharp side. Just a faint wisp of alcohol but it’s pretty well hidden on the whole. Ridiculously sweet and tart. Entertaining but not fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1055) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2007
12 oz. pour into a Kasteel trappist glass, on tap at Blue Nile in Minneapolis on 10-30-2007. I drank this as I awaited the release of Surly Darkness ’07. Labeled as “Kasteel Rouge.” Sharp, sour, fruit aroma: cherry (not surprisingly), raspberry, sweet red wine, cherry cough syrup. Also dessert scents: milk chocolate, cream, cherry cordial candy. Pours a translucent dark brown, a deep mahogany with a red hue. Moderate amount of light pink, frothy, fluffy, uneven head with large bubbles. Produces nice lacing. Unique and intriguing appearance. Very fruity and sour, wine-like taste. Red grape juice, cherry, cherry syrup, cherry-flavored sucking candy, cough syrup, and sugar candy flavors. Not a bad strong Belgian bruin ale underneath the cherry, but the fruit flavors almost completely overshadow the base beer. Odd but good, dry fruit aftertaste. Medium body. Somewhat oily in the palate. Lively on the tongue. I’m not a huge fruit beer guy, and make no mistake; this is a fruit beer, but Kasteel Rouge seemed to be well made, and I’m glad I tried it.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SSSteve (3719) - - OCT 30, 2007
pours a black cherry color with a small fizzy pink head. aroma of black cherries. flavor is very sweet as expected from the makers of the sweetest beer of all time! kasteel donker of course. somewhat medicinal finish with a strange hint of raw pumpkin guts. not sour..which i like. but unfortunately too much cherry and too much sweet = too cloying! they should offer this in a smaller bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2917) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2007
its got that real black cherry astringent flavor that is well known. Everything just scream Cherry. goes down quite nice. a tad on the tart side but very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2007
The aroma is fantastic because of the cherries. It is sweet and not the least bit tart which is what I expected. The appearance is maroon with a small head. The flavor is bitter and sweet with cherries. The palate is a bit thin. Overall this is pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Tap @ Monk’s Cafe, Philadelphia. Pours a deep reddish-brown with a pinkish head. Aroma is strong cherry with a bit of almond and malt detectable (likely from the cherry pits). Taste is strong cherry, dissolving into carbonation with a bit of an alcohol aftertaste. I was surprised at the effervescence of this beer. Heavily fruit beers are not usually my bag, but this was pretty good.


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