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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.8
dnstone (3418) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Medication-like aroma. Red-amber color. Tastes like cherry cough syrup.

3.4
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle tasting at home. Far from the best fruit beer I’ve ever had, but I’ve had a lot worse as well. Pretty much what you expect from a beer chock full of cherries, but I wasn’t very happy with the finish. There was a slight acrid taste that you didn’t pick up in the nose, but detracted from the experience. Worth sharing with your wife, but not with a fellow craft beer lover.

3.5
Nisse666 (7436) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2010
Kasteel Rouge 8, bottle 33 cl, 2010-03-13, Göteborg AR: german kriek icecream, destictive cherries AP: porto red (bownish tones) colored body, dark pinkish deminshing head F: loads of cherry flavours - actually to much, sour but then again sweet, wonder if it’s to old - no should be ok until 08-2011! Nutty (almonds) feeling!

3.1
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Pours a deep muddy red with a thin pink head leaving little lacing behind. Aroma initially reminded me of cherry cough syrup as I was pouring it. After sitting for a touch, the smell of cherries is extremely pronounced but is intermingled with an interesting aroma of earthiness, maybe even a bit of leather. Strong initial sweetness leads to an interesting full cherry flavor. The sugars are pungently noticeable throughout, but almost more so in the finish. Very sweet indeed. I’m not really picking up anything other than sweet sweet cherries. Meh...too one dimensional and that dimension is just way too sweet.

3.8
ambcompte (47) - SPAIN - MAR 7, 2010
Empalagosa, golosa, amb un gust de cireres molt i molt intens. No per prendre’n excessivament., però pot combinar bé amb segons que.

3.7
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Pours a ruby color with notes of a lighter pinkish hues... lots lots of cherry in the nose.... flavor is not too sweet, not too lively... a cereal grain underneath the cherry flavor, possibly wheat.. slightly tart, wish it were more tart/sour...

2.4
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 26, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 Drank this out of the 33cl bottle. Aroma of cherries. The taste is syrupy cherries. Thin/medium body. Overall... didn’t like it.

3.6
Beaver (1802) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2010
750ml bottle, bottled on 11/27/07 - cork dated 3/08. Pours a murky brownish red (almost plum) with a very small fizzy head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves little lacing.

The aroma is subdued - sweet cherries and musty wood.

The flavor is sweet sugary cherries with some tart sourness in the finish. There’s some woody malt balance, but the sweetness is a bit cloying. The mouthfeel is medium to full with spritzy carbonation.

Overall, a nice fruit beer. Reminds me a lot of a poor man’s New Glarus Belgian Red. It’s overly sweet and cloying and needs more balance. I remember liking this a little more on tap.

2.9
elihapa (1553) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 22, 2010
From bottle. Pours dark magenta, with a huge aroma of red jolly rancher, sweet raspberry syrup, a whiff of tartness. The sweetness in this brew is cloying, and honestly, unbearable when drunk straight. The tartness just didn’t kick in until it wasn’t even a factor. Maybe as a sweet berry topping for vanilla ice cream.

3.4
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Bottle pours burnt ruby with an off-white head and red tinge. Aroma smells of tart cherries covered in sweet cherry syrup and a slight amount of caramel. Flavor shows the same with some additional underlying oak. Body is moderate and the carbonation is relatively soft. Sweeter than I typically like my beer, and I would probably never do more than 1 in a row, but when I’m in the mood it definately hits the spot. Huge sweetness is followed up by a slight amount of acidity keeping it from getting cloying too fast.


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