Beer: Kasteel Rouge
Style: Fruit Beer
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8%
My rating: 3.5/5
Venue: Skillman, NJ, Skillman, NJ
Brewery: Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck, Ingelmunster, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Brewer's notes: Its unique dark red colour is obtained by mixing Castle brown that has been left to mature for at least 6 months with sour cherries.
Kasteel Rouge is aptly named for it’s deep, dark red color brought on by the addition of sour cherries to a base of brown ale, which is then left in the barrel for a six month period. This ale will surprise many with the sour of the cherries and the 8% alcohol level.
This beer has gastronomic qualities and can be drunk as an aperitif, with a BBQ, to accompany a dessert or simply as an outstanding real ale.