shigadeyo (3049) - 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...
PauloAG (12) - BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The cheery aroma is dominant. Nice colour. The pinkish head just fades away immediately. Not my stile but a nice blend between the two drinks. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall too sweet.
Beerenberger (1515) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
A candied cheery aroma dominates from the first sniff while the garrnet hued pour with a short lived pinkish head, continues the cheery theme. Tastes like a Big Red on steroids. Sweet cheery and sour cheery flavors blend. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, similar to a Kriek but not as sour - more sweet.
outlawskies (428) - - NOV 1, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Julie says ohh wow it taste like sweat tarts she thinks it is an Andy beer. She says really fun she gives a 3.9
Ganimoth (11) - Čáslav, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tmavší červená barva, lehce zakalená. Pěna načervenalá a nízká, ale držící. Ve vůni dominují višně. Pivo spíše středně, až méně plné. Říz nižší. Velmi sladké, v chuti opět dominují višně a mírná tříslovinová nakyslost, dojezd sušší. Dobré, ale celý večer bych to pít nedokýzal.
agent_persik (429) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red color, lightly rose head. Aroma and taste of cherry and spices. Medium body and average carbonation. I’m not a fan of fruit beer, but this one is quite enjoyable.
anfractuosity (132) - - OCT 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer! Massive cherry aroma. Deep reddish colour. Distinct cherry flavour.
tom10101 (3010) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (330 ml). Deep red with a small reddish-beige head and little lacing. Aroma is completely dominated by sweet cherries with light alcohol and spices notes. Taste is sweet and the cherries, while still being there, are far less present than in the aroma. There’s also light spices and a touch of alcohol as well as hints of caramel. Medium body (light for the abv). Moderate carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel. Bland finish. The aroma is quite interesting, but the other features of the beers are artifical and boring. The Kasteel Donker characterics aren’t really present in that one (I don’t know what are the proportions of the blend). Not very tasty and not easily drinkable either.
obguthr (4005) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m certain I’ve had this before, but I apparently never rated it. Jolly rancher cherry aroma. Dark ruby, thin pinkish tan head, good lace. Jolly rancher or airheads cherry flavor. Cripes that is sweet. Light body. Enjoyable, but not terribly beery, and perhaps a little over the top with the sweetness.
alliance100 (775) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours deep red almost brown . Sweet cherry juice aroma . Nice light cherry flavor with a hint of vanilla. Desert beer but really nice .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Japalo (1243) - DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@home. No head. Bordeaux red. Clear. Intens almond cherry notes. Sweet dry fruity notes. Some alcoholic mouthfeel. I am not a fruit beer man.