harrisoni (16704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl bottle from Dranken Geers. I’m sorry am I missing something here?? How did this beer get such a high score for 403 people?? Musty fake cherry aroma, clearly has sweetened cherry juice added to it. Yes it has a bit of flemish ale character to it, but it is just overly dominated by a sugar kiddie sweet cherry flavour. Yes perfectly drinkable, but not a particularly good fruit beer. If you want a sugary sweet, enhanced children’s drink then you can get them in the local pub in the alcopops section. Does this sound harsh?? Yeah, probably, yes I enjoyed it, but I like sweet sugary fruity drinks. Gets the default 2.3 score I’m afraid for being drinkable, but not really a beer.
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep ruby/garnet red color with half-finger sized pink head. Moderate sweet, quite tart cherry aroma.
Syrupy sweet alcoholic-dark cherries in the flavor with just a slight belgian dark ale character.
Medium alcoholic edge at the medium. Tart fruity and warming alcoholic feel in the finish. A pleasant dessert or maybe? aperitif beer.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear dark red colored beer, with a dark rose foamy head. The aroma is sweet with a lot of cherries. The taste is sweet, fruity, dark cherries, with some bitter and alcohol.
The aftertaste is dry, sweet with a little bitter and warm.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Pints for Pets. Has a great cherry pie aroma, sweet and musky and satisfying. Dark ruby red clear with a thin off-white head. Medium heavy sugary body with medium carbonation. Sweet and cherry flavor from start to finish - a bit too sweet but tasty nonetheless.
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of bold cherry, reminded the wife of her cough medicine. Dark red body with fizzy head that disapated quickly. Carbonated tart, good cherry juice flavor. Left a medium cherry liquor taste on the palate. Good brew!
Geiserich (4045) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Dark, red wine color. Low head. Aroma with intensive cherry and almonde notes. Flavor has an intensive cherry note, not sweet, light sourly, very fruity. Intensive almonde note too. Very nice fruity drink, but few beer character.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed via draft and 11.2 oz bottle in a tulip glass. Pours a red to slightly dark ruby color. Aromas of cherries and a touch of malt sweetness come through in the aroma. This is a beer that really impresses on the palate. I am a tremendous fan of good kriek beers, not to mention Flanders Oud Bruins and Reds. In a sense, this beer is a combination of the first and the third. It is not as outright fruity as a Lindeman’s Kriek, but not as tart as a Rodenbach. Deceptively strong at 8%abv., it is appropriate for any time of the year.
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009.
Clear red brown coloured with a small off white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, cherries and marzipan.
Sweet flavour of caramel, berries, cherries and marzipan.
Sweet finish of cherries.
janubio (618) - SPAIN - MAY 11, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! another Absolutely great Kasteel beer! I first tasted this one in some bar in Amsterdam a few months ago and I was absolutely impressed. I found a place to buy a bottle and have it home. Served in a Kasteel glass. Very beautiful cherry red colour, with wonderful ruby reflections when hold it to the light. Pinky creamy foam, like a cherrie ice cream, that last just for a second. Smells of cherries, marzipan, apple pie, bitter almonds or Amaretto. A like brandy flavor, tastes of cherries, vanilla, apricot, acid notes from the cherries, but is also sweet, nice balanced, and I find even some pepper.
SAVertigo (20) - Shillington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m not ashamed to admit, i LOVE fruity beers. I love Abt 12 and Rochefort 10 as much as the next guy, but, a fruit beer that tastes good, I’m definitely down with.
Had it on tap at the Canal Street Pub. Came out in a snifter style glass, was a very nice dark red color with a thin white head on it.
The smell was that of, as the name suggests, cherries. Only it was mor elike pie filling cherries, sour, yet sweet.
The taste was sour cherry. It was delicious. The beer went down extremely smooth, and the cherry taste never diminished.
If you like lambics in the vein of Lindemans, give this one a whirl, it has a lot more kick behind it at 8%.