phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draught: Pours a dark ruby red colour with a large pink head. Aroma is sweet like raspberries and strawberry licorice. TASte is sweet, creamy and very fruitforward. Mouthfeel is light, but bubbly with barely any noticeable hop flavor.
zvikar (4015) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 A really great fruit beer, amazing color of red wine almost no head, aroma of cherries red wine and flowers, very balance flavor of cherries not to alcoholic not to sweet with very nice hoppiness in there, 8% abv which kicks. Kasteel’s best
emacgee (4377) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark ruby red with a thin fizzy pink head. The nose was sweet, lightly tart and medicinal cherries, some vanilla and cherry pit, light earthiness, alcohol. The flavor as sweet, lightly tart and tannic, some alcohol, vanilla, fake flavor. The palate was sweet and warm.
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 on tap. last night at the full house card club in plzen. at least i assume this is it as it is advertised as full house cherry ale and the manager said it came from kasteel. anyways, rich ruby colour with a huge and lasting off-pink head. some nutty, marzipan notes in an otherwise sherbetty-sweet aroma. plenty of intense cherry sweetness but in a good way that reminded me of new glarus belgian red - some vanilla and marzipan with a lightly tart apple skin finish
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kasteel rouge...if that is your real name. Pours a beautiful deep red with a pink head that quickly dissipates, yet never disappears. First impression is good until I give it a whiff. Strong jolly rancher fake cherry smell...not a good sign. First sip is much the same and a real put-off. Luckily, I set this down and forgot about it for awhile and came back. Much better after it warmed up quite a bit, but that fake smell never left.
mjg74 (2831) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2008 Bottle from Whole Foods. Super deep purple/ruby in color. Pinkish head. Sweet, slightly tart cherry aroma. Nice flavors. Great balance of sweetness and tartness. Some alcohol is noticeable. Quite a tasty fruit beer.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color was deep/ruby. The head was thin, pink, and fizzy. The aroma was cherry jolly ranchers, sweet, and acidic. The flavor was very strong sweet cherry, spice, and musk. The palate was thick-bodied. The finish was sweet and cherry.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Carolina Crew tasting! Bottle courtesy of Todd! thanks! An unclear dark red beer with no head. The aroma is sweet and dominated by cherries. The flavor is sweet with notes of cherries and wood and an extremely dry end. Lovely. Ludens cough drop
Quevillon (2665) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bu à Brouhaha (Montréal) le 4/9/08, en bouteille de 330 ml, sous le nom de Kasteel Rouge. Rouge bourgogne peu claire, très peu de collet. Arome de cerise malté, petite notes de vinègre fruité. Goût de jus de cerise pétillant et légèrement épicé, pas trop sûrette. Avant les bière aux cerises n’était ma tasse de thé, mais là si c’est bien faite (comme celle là), mmmmmmmmmm!
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark deep brown into the glass. Aroma was big cherries and belgian sweetness. Taste was big cherries as well, kind of took over in fact. Somebody said it tasted liked cough syrup, I can’t agree completely, but it did have a medicinal quality to it. I thought it was a fun beer to drink though.