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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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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3.6
Zer0 (1224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours scarlet with a fast dissipating beige head. Aroma is sweet cherries, slightly metallic anda bit of raspberry. Although unexpected from Kasteel, this is a good beer. Maybe a guilty pleasure. Taste is quite sweet but fitting with this one. Medium to full body with average carbonation.

4.8
ectuohy27 (1223) - ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2010
Holy crap, this is the mother lode of beers. 8% abv , rich, velvety, layered. Outstanding aroma of sour cherry--is this a vishnya beer or just chereshnya with souring yeast?--its appearance is a shimmering miasma of ruby and onyx. Oh and did I mention it tastes freakin’ outstanding? -0.2 for perhaps a bit more complexity, and for giving me (and other brewers) something to aspire to. On the TDL--this against Lindemans Kriek. (riverside, high bridge, hunterdon; $7.99ish ++)

3.8
nickel (1221) - UKRAINE - JAN 5, 2016
Aroma: straberries, citrus Taste: straberries, citrus Great bitter malty finish

4.2
llcooldave (1221) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Good Gawd! Fresh cherry aroma right off the bat. Pours a cloudy brown in the glass. Nice cherry pie flavor with a hint of toasty malt at the end. Overall... Why did i wait so long to try this?

2.8
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle in trade from TURD. I love the Kasteel beers. So I went into this thinking that it would blow me away and instead I almost blew chunks. The guy dumping the cherry juice quite obviously sneezed as he was pouring and lost control of the cherry juice filled vessel and too much went into the batch. This was waay waayyy waaaayyyy to sweet.

3.8
Jayb0 (1215) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2009
A bold beer that will stand out in a crowd. Lively head, big aroma of cherries and malt. Nice interplay of fruit and malt, good balance of sour and sweet.

4.1
DandyWolfFloyd (1212) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Aroma - the aroma is very pleasing - it’s clearly cherry and it improves over time. It has a slight vinous aroma about it, that is reminiscent of a Sour Ale. Appearance - is a really nice dark ruby red, with only a dash of head that was pink and faded. Taste - It was absolutely delightful. It was sweet with Cherry and Currant as well. It is similar to a slightly tarter A-Treat Black Cherry soda. It is one of those beers that when you share it with someone new to beer, they have a hard time believing it’s a beer. Excellent, I didn’t want to finish it, I wish there would have been more. Feel - It’s just right in the effervesce and again, and absolute delight. I’d love to see this just a little less thin. An absolute must try. This is a great beer. I would use this beer as an example of what beer can be with someone who is new to beer, or someone who has had a bad experience trying craft beer and got turned off. This is really a masterful brew. c/o Lisa W. Beer #4 - of the Craft Beer Social Club Chap #1 (L’Ouverture Sociale de la Bière)

3.8
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours cherry red and amber colored with a head that has a reddish tint to it. The cherry aroma is unmistakable. Sweet and zingy. An overall nice flavor. The grain bill is substantial enough to hold the powerful cherry flavor. I don’t know if they needed to add the cheery juice, the fruit in my opinion, would have been enough and probably would have accentuated the sour flavor that is there, but light and over powered by sweet. Medium wet mouth feel and body. In final summary, you can’t help to compare this to cough drops, but in this case it was a particularly yummy cough drop.

3.7
RoyceH (1200) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle, Kulminator. Dark ruby, thin off-pink head. Nose is sweet cherry, glace, spicy and cinnamon. Mouth is sweet spicy herby and connamon, lightly burnt, lasting sweet end. Bit 1D, very sweet and good.

3.4
Cristobal37 (1197) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 15, 2014
A sweet fruit beer. The aroma is wonderful cherry heaven. It pours a burgundy red with a pinkish white foam. The taste leans toward wine for me, although the sour carbonation reminds that it is indeed an ale. I can typically find this beer in major grocery stores, but unlike most soulless mass produced libations, this one is a winner.


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