Swiezy (6) - POLAND - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: very cherries
Color&Flavour: Colors is burgundy/dark cherry, foam isn’t big, reduce fast to the ring around the glass, no lacing. Flavour is impressive, at the first plan are sour cherries, beer is very smooth and easy drinking. Finish is dry and sour.
cernjoh (129) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love cherries but didn?t know what to expect with this in a belgian style beer. Well I loved it. The aroma is undoubtedly cherries. The appearance is dark clear ruby with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly. Palate was very good with just the right carbonation. Taste is ... well lots of cherries and Kasteel Donker. Overall I love the combination. If you love cherries it is for you. If you don?t it is worth the try. Cheers!
fitwitchik (331) - USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a September 2013 bottle into a snifter a darkest brown red with a think white head.
Aroma is a cherry life saver candy.
Flavor is amazing! The cherry flavor is prominent but not crazy as I do not like cherry flavored beverages. Smooth & a nice subtle sweetness.
I love Kasteel Donker and with the cherry....WOW! Definitely in my top three fave fruit brews.
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
’Red’ Kasteelbier since 2007 and, as Van Honsebrouck has always done, seeking connection with a trend, in this case of heavy sweet cherry beers, popular nowadays in Wallonia and northern France. Very dark red beer with brownish hue and pinkish head, more complex than usual in sweet fruit beers, with - except from the more than obvious cherry liqueur - hints of pear, dates and candi sugar. Taste dominated by sweet cherry liqueur and artificial fruit, full but too sweet and sticky for my tooth, though I have to admit this is better than many of its congeners.
azzie (232) - - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark cherry color, no head. Medium body, light carbonation. Fruity. Aroma of dark cherries. Medium sourness. No sweetness. Ok one.
DrSilverworm (6478) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2oz bottle, thanks to Sean Y. Bottled on 2013/10/09. Mostly clear very dark red color. Appears near-black in poor lighting. Thin light brown / off-white head, that leaves some loose bits of lace. Pretty nice cherry nose. Like the maraschino cherries that they put in sodas. Taste is like a belgian brown ale (not a sour brown). Maybe just a light bit of sourness from the cherries, but it’s very mild tart. Moderate bitter taste, more dry finish. Light to moderate sweet, a little alcohol warmth. Taste is not that impressive compared to the nose, tastes kind of like an alco-pop. Light belgian spiciness. Bigger body. Kind of a stronger, softer carbonation. Kind of slick. Not terrible, but not great at all. Below average as far as belgians go. Not impressed. A pretty slow sipper. Would have been a good 11.2oz bottle to split, rather than try to chief myself. Didn’t get too much worse as I went, though, stayed pretty consistent. Ended up finishing, over a longer period of time.
Gurthnar (1822) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Le Senk. Aroma mostly cherry, quite intense. Clear deep ruby colour, white head with a pink tint. Strong cherry in taste. I also get light walnuts and faint hints of caramel. Quite intensely sweet, lacking some kind of balance. Good beer, but IMO single-dimensional and unbalanced.
Krigla (45) - SLOVENIA - AUG 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark red colour with dissapearing pink head. Average carbonation. Strong cherry aroma and sweet/sour taste. There is no alcohol in the aftertaste even though it 8%. Overall...not my kind of beer. I think beer shoud be bitter and not taste like a fruit juice with bubbles.
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Een heel lekker bier, smaakt als een kriekbier, maar met een hoge alcoholgraad.
veceo (525) - CROATIA - AUG 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red color, very thin pinkish head, almost non existant. Medium body, soft carbonation. Strong cherry aroma. Medium to high sweetnes, light sourness. Ok for what it is.