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


on tap

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RATINGS: 967   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 24, 2009 This fruit beer pours a deep red color from a 330cl bottle. Small sized pinkish foamy head. Aroma is cherry and tartness, some earthiness. A medium bodied fruit beer. Lots of cherry flavors, kind of sweet nice tartness. There is some tartness to offset the sweet and there is some malt hiding in there as well. Intense cherry flavors. Very tart. A touch of funk. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Poured dark red with a fluffy pink head. Aroma of cherries. Flavor was very sweet. Lots of cherries packed into this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2007
kasteel rouge on tap @ papago...pours the color of zergüt sour cherry syrup topped with a little pink head. aroma is tart with sour cherries. a bit of maltiness hides behind it. flavor is the same combination...along with some wood and a dry herb/hops finish. starts sweet it fades to finish dry. lingering cherry flavor. medium bodied with high carbonation. tastes like it’s missing something....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (2886) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle 0,33ltr: You Kateel-beer and their St.Louis Kriek, and combined you got this heavy fruit ale, dark red ale with the early mentioned cherries wit 8% alcoholpercentage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Bottle. Reddish beer with a thin head. Cherry, earthy aroma. Cherry, earthy, sweet flavor. Medium body. Nice sweet/tart flavor. LIngering cherry, earth, tart. Reminds me a lot of a LIndemans without being as sweet. Easy drinking - 8% surprises me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - NOV 15, 2007
On tap at Brixie’s in Brookfield, IL-- named Kasteel Rouge. Not at all sour-- very much a sweet cherry fruit beer. Almost reminded me of New Glarus Belgian Red. Very refreshing with no aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2782) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Guest tap at 3Floyds brewpub. Served in a big Rochefort goblet. Black body with sudsy bubbles. Sweet and tart cherry smell combined, not much else, but that can be enough. Great taste of sweet cherries, but balanced with malt so it’s not just a cherry cocktail. A slight note of cocoa. Carbonation level is right between beer and champagne, and seems appropriate for this brew. Joyfully alcoholic.

   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.

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