shigadeyo (3590) - Cincinnati, 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...
UjoKlobasa (390) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark red, almost black liquid, pink head. Medium carbonation. Cherry smell. Aroma of cherries, alcohol is hidden. Medium sour, light sweet, no bitterness. Enjoyable.
peponi (1262) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma: cherry vodka.
Appearance: reddish color and reddish head.
Taste: cherry vodka, rough, tart, artificial taste, quite dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, vodka finish.
Maersk (95) - MOLDOVA - MAY 21, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark red. No head. Smells cherry juice. More juice in the taste, some alcohol and juice-like sourness. Nice drink, but hardly a beer.
jjsint (2036) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Wellington Arms, Bedford. Pinkish brown, clear, with a notable pinkish white head. Ripe cherry scent. Taste is a bit one-dimensionally fruity sweet, and finish is unfortunately short. However it’s an enjoyable beer which bravely tempers the intensity of Kasteel Donker. Good stuff.
susonagger (161) - spain, - MAY 11, 2016
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
La Kasteel Rouge es una cerveza belga afrutada especial de 8º grados, mezcla de la Kasteel Donker (negra) y el licor de cerezas, muy utilizado en confitería y repostería. La mezcla de estos dos excelentes productos da como resultado una cerveza excepcional; predominantemente dulce, con reminiscencias de la Kasteel Negra.
superspak (4306) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/09/2013. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger foamy light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big sweet/tart cherries, raisin, plum, fig, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light chocolate, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of cherries, fruity/spicy yeast, and dark malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sweet/tart cherries, raisin, plum, fig, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light chocolate, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruit tartness and light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherries, raisin, plum, fig, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, fruity/spicy yeast, and dark malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from fruit tartness as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, and lightly syrupy/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, fruity/spicy yeast, and dark malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
BlueGaljoen (80) - FRANCE - MAY 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pas fan des bières top sucrées. Le nez est complètement sur la cerise (presque trop) Un peu lourde et écœurante sur le long terme. Une bulle forte qui amène un peu d’acidité. Une bière rouge qui passe quand on ne sais pas quoi prendre ...
sjogro (2089) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2016
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at home. Clear dark red, thin light pink head. Tooth wrecking sweet cherry syrup, with a strange herbal bitterness in it, sugar replacement. Very sweet, light bitter, finishes tart. Under medium body, low carbonation, leaves the tongue dry and stale. Way too sweet and that strange herbal taste and sour finish are messing with my tastebuds in a very negative way.
JohhnyB (130) - CROATIA - APR 26, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap. Pours reddish brown color with small pink head.
Aroma of sour cherries, fruit syrup. Sweet and sour taste. Not fan of this beer style.
Beggard (47) - - APR 15, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 0,33 Bottle, Beerlovers Vienna. Huge amount of cherry inside of its aroma, almost nothing else is present. Dark red color, pretty clear with a medium white head. Sour cherry and sweet taste. Changing its character over time, starting sweet, ending bitter and giving pleasure to your palate. Plus to this one!