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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: 1218   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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3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (1131) - Delaware, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bar-none, probably the best smelling beer I’ve ever experienced, smelled and looked like melted Ludens Cough Drops. Though, that did not make for an especially pleasant beer -- seemed artificial.


3.2
alvaro78 (558) - Sevilla, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2017
Aromas a madera alcohol y frutos rojos Buen color nada de espuma En boca compleja, alcoholica y muy dulce a cerezas y frutas del bosque ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
geolgau (291) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - AUG 9, 2017
Aroma is sweet with full on cherries: dark cherries, cherry liquor, bitter cherry seeds. Taste is sweet and soft, with hints of sweet liquor, cherry kompot, malty sweetness - caramel, a bit of brett, all topped with a sticky candy mouthfeel. Good medium body. Overall, a nice drink, but could not have more than one.

3.3
djcampbell (258) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2017
Zajímavé pivo od Kasteelu, které je sice řazeno mezi fruit beer, více jsou tam ale tóny piva, vedlejší je pak příjemná a nasládlá chuť malin.

3.6
NORSAND (107) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2017
(On tap at Belgian Beer Cafe / Bon Vivant in Riga) Nice red-purple colour with brick red//brown on the rim. The nose is dominated by deep, rather dark cherry notes. In the mouth it is quite rich, with medium to low carbonation. It feels vinous and has medium viscosity. There’s a nice balance between fruity, fresh cherries, cherry pit bitterness and a darker malt sweetness and richness. Quite well balanced. In the exit there are some spicy hints of liquorice, some brett and cherry liqueur.

2.9
Jultsu (1067) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2017
BBE 04-2019. Tummanpunainen väri, iso tuuhea tiskivetivaahto. Tuuhea tumma makeahko aromi. Suutuntuma kuohuva, laimean kirsikkainen, kolamainen, nopea, kirsikka jää makeana kuivuutena, ei oikein anna mitään enempää kuin kirsikka.

2.9
Quick3Beers (1256) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Pours a deep garnet with light purple head. Big cherry aroma like a liqueur or cordial, not quite cough syrupy or cough drop. Big sweet cherry flavor, almost viscous. Okay beer.

3.6
Maits (508) - ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2017
Dark ruby beer with small thin pink head. Aroma is cherry, sour fruits. Taste is sweet cherry, malts and little sour feel. Medium body. Nice warming cherry tasting fruit beer.

3.9
barrelagedluv (33) - Pittsburg, California, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Poured into a tulip glass, a tap soda foam levels quickly revealing a deep ruby color. With no visible bubbles, this rouge ale sits like blood solid in the glass. The scent is that of a good old school black cherry soda. A bold thirst quenching juiciness explodes on the taste buds, with a heavy liquor feel. Hints of Spanish brandy and fresh cherry pie. The finish is not as rich as the taste though; I feel this Belgian could’ve considerably benefited from barrel aging, so the sugar content is contrasted by oakiness. An excellent Belgian, I’m surprised by the lukewarm ratings on this one. Cheers Castle VH!

2.7
Fanni (30) - HUNGARY - JUN 21, 2017
I drunk better kriek than this. This so sour, but not the good way. I will not buy it anymore.

3.3
Zilverenmaan (213) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2017
7-3-7-3-13. Nothing wrong with it: looks ok, smell and taste of sweet cherries natural, carbonation ok. Uncompromising sweet cherriebeer


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