shigadeyo (2398) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 Vintage ~ Happy Valentine’s Day!
2/14/2008: Kasteel Rouge is the color of a cranberry’s skin and has a fluffy rouge-colored head. The aroma has sour cherry, some artificial cherry, and a hint of that lambic-like funk. The first sip is sweet like a cherry sucker with a bit of alcohol/cough syrup flavor in the finish. However, the next sip and those in sucsession start to reveal more of the nuances of this beer such as a real, sourish cherry flavor, some tartness, and hints of that funky lambic-like quality. This beer is generously carbontated, but not fizzy. It has a medium-light body and is quite tasty. I got this for my wife for Valentine’s Day and she did enjoy it. It isn’t as good or complex as the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/new-glarus-belgi Glarus Belgian Red that she loves so much, but at least I can buy this one in the area and it isn’t too terribly expensive!
1 pt 9.5 fl.oz. bottle (Alc. 8% by Vol. ~ Bottled on: 070416) recommended by tish and purchased at The Party Source in Bellevue, Kentucky . Rating #199 for this beer...
talo (1) - - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark ruby colour. Small carbonation. The smell of cherries and alcohol. Taste is fruity with a bit of alcohol aftertaste. Drinkable beer, but not my kind of style. Also the taste changes depending on the beer temperature. When it is cold you can taste alcohol more, when it gets warmer the fruits become stronger. All in all it is an interesting beer. You should try it out.
Bartjeking (6) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33 cl. This is maybe the best fruit beer I’ve ever tasted. The cherryflavour is very powerfull, but sweet and full of taste.
Dr_Fellini (47) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a beautifully clear deep reddish-pink color with a thin light tan head. Aroma is very sweet, heavy on the cherries, and mildly tart. Taste is similar, with a strong bing cherry sweetness, and a mild sour on the back end. Sour flavors linger. Body is light with a mild carbonation. Very tasty, but would be hard to drink more than one.
bth122 (912) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at sharp edge. Beautiful ruby mahogany color. Aroma of cherries, cherry sugar candy, slight Belgium yeast notes. Medium light sweetness. Slight sour. Average carbonation. Taste is cherries and and sweet malt notes. I enjoyed this one. Probably couldn’t get more than a 6 pack good though.
andriesradu (198) - ROMANIA - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark red with a big but very fast dissapearing head. Nice sweet cherry aroma. Flavour is obviously dominated by cherries, also sweet and a bit sour, winy. Ends in a dry note
zvsn (64) - ISRAEL - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark red-brown color. Smells cherries with caramel undertones. Taste - sweet cherries, tart, light sourness. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Nice.
crazyvin (1705) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured an opaque reddish-brown color with a pink head. Very little retention. Somewhat elevated carbonation Aroma was a mix of candied sugar, tart cherries and mild yeast. Flavor was well balanced not overly tart and not cloyingly sweet. Carbonation seemed a little high. Alcohol was a warming presence in the finish.
MarkSachon (352) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My friend Barry brought a few to Lenny’s Memorial Day picnic and I was very pleased to have my first taste of this delicious cherry bomb. A fully satisfying and very tasty offering.
EddyBeer1 (129) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rouge cerise, mousse rapidement plate mais pétillance assez forte. Côté goût, c’est cerises, cerises et... cerises avec une légère amertume. Alcool bien masqué par le sucre. Autant goûter une kriek convenable (ou mieux!) si on aime ça!
nsquishee (516) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark red with a light, frothy, pinkish head. Smells like sweet and tart cherries. Tastes very sweet and medium tartness. Very cherry, but very smooth.