Grizzle (80) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An 11.2 fl. oz. bottle served in a wine glass (for lack of a tulip, as suggested on the label).
The aroma is very sweet smelling, with the slightest hint of alcohol which hits you in the back of the nose, near where the nose taps into the mouth and lungs.
A poured glass reveals a quick-to-disappear, thin, pink head, and a burgundy colored, almost opaque liquid. The flavor is akin to a cherry seltzer water. There is also a slight chocolate taste, making the beer taste like a cherry Tootsie Roll Pop.
The palate revealed a light body, with lots of fizz/carbonation, contributing to the "seltzer water" impression. Slightly bitter finish.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 Pours a deep, ruby color with a reddish head. Excellent rich, cherry aroma that you will want to savor several times. Slightly bittersweet, cherry flavor with a nice, long finish. Every mouthful is a delight - black cherries in an abundance of flavor.
Joppe (15) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 A bottle (33cl). A small redish head that fades quickly. Aroma of cherries. I like this one better than other fruit beers. 8% alc and very refreshing!
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Flying Saucer in Charlotte, NC. Rated on 3/7/08. Pours a dark brown to black thinnish red-pink head. Smells very fruity, almost like grape juice. Strong raspberry and blackberry notes with a strong tart finish. Not my type of beer but good for the style.
yngwie (14715) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thx to fonefan. It pours a clear, glowing ruby body with a nice pinkish head. Almond and cherry dominates the aroma. The flavor is much the same, with some sourness added. Fizzy and sticky mouthfeel. Slightly sour finish with cherry and almond. This one didnít impress at all. Itís way too fizzy and lacks complexity. Not that it has to be complex, but a little bit more would have been nice. (080412)
gunnfryd (11759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Maria tasting. red colour with a pink head. Aroma is almond, cherry. flavour is sweet, almond, cherry, hint of sourness. Pleasent nice beer i would like to drink again.
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Samís. Cork says 01/2007. A very rich dark ruby red, very minimal head fades fast. Sweet jolly rancherish smell. Taste is dark cherries, pits, skin, lots of sweetness- a ltitle unbalanced by an unequal amount of acidity- of course I am judging this by other much more sour beers like DeRanke and OudBeersel. Much like a Lindemans, but the cherries are a darker variety. Pretty good overall- glad I tried it, glad it is 8% abv-
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a dark red, with purplish pink head. Smells very strong of cherries, the bottle i had was called kasteel rouge and i thought it tasted pretty similar to a lambic but not as sour. Overall very appetizing.
jimhilt (2446) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a two finger pink head that fades to a ring and leaving traces of lace. Deep red color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet cherry nose. Flavor is sweet maraschino cherries with a sweet & sour cherry finish. Higher ABV is hidden. $4.39 for a 330ml bottle from Yankee Spirits South Attleboro, Ma.
jefcon (1454) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong aroma of maraschino cherry. Slightly sweet on the nose, with a light backing of spice. Really a beautiful color in the glass -- a rich reddish brown. Tart palate, not too sweet or cloying, and the alcohol is barely there. Again, cherries dominate the flavors, though there is a mixture of other dark pit fruit in the background.