Kasteel Rouge

I’ve enjoyed the Kasteel range in the past because they have been realy quite sweet and I enjoy that characteristic, so I thought this would be the same. I was not disappointed.
750 mL bottle, corked & caged from Green’s, Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. $6.99 (I think). Green bottle, with black foil on the neck. Nice looking presentation.
Pour is a truly attracive deep burgandy color with a nice lively head that fades to give a nice thin film on the surface of the beer. A little lace.
To me this beer is all about BLACK cherries. The aroma and the taste are all fairly true to the real thing and to me it strikes a nice balance between sweetness up front and a little tartness in the finish. The finish really seems like the real fruit to me, and the whole (black) cherry package seems genuine rather than artificial. Smooth in the mouth and obviously a very fruity beer. Alcohol is extremely well hidden by the fruit.
I’d imagine that this will be too sweet for some, but I really enjoyed it.

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10/26/2007
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4
Total: 4.15
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