joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009.
Clear red brown coloured with a small off white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, cherries and marzipan.
Sweet flavour of caramel, berries, cherries and marzipan.
Sweet finish of cherries.
janubio (689) - SPAIN - MAY 11, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! another Absolutely great Kasteel beer! I first tasted this one in some bar in Amsterdam a few months ago and I was absolutely impressed. I found a place to buy a bottle and have it home. Served in a Kasteel glass. Very beautiful cherry red colour, with wonderful ruby reflections when hold it to the light. Pinky creamy foam, like a cherrie ice cream, that last just for a second. Smells of cherries, marzipan, apple pie, bitter almonds or Amaretto. A like brandy flavor, tastes of cherries, vanilla, apricot, acid notes from the cherries, but is also sweet, nice balanced, and I find even some pepper.
SAVertigo (20) - Shillington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m not ashamed to admit, i LOVE fruity beers. I love Abt 12 and Rochefort 10 as much as the next guy, but, a fruit beer that tastes good, I’m definitely down with.
Had it on tap at the Canal Street Pub. Came out in a snifter style glass, was a very nice dark red color with a thin white head on it.
The smell was that of, as the name suggests, cherries. Only it was mor elike pie filling cherries, sour, yet sweet.
The taste was sour cherry. It was delicious. The beer went down extremely smooth, and the cherry taste never diminished.
If you like lambics in the vein of Lindemans, give this one a whirl, it has a lot more kick behind it at 8%.
altonbrownd (5447) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kasteel Rouge bottle at home. Ruby body. Nose of cherry. Taste of cherry, sugar and sourness. Very sweet and easy to sip (in small doses.)
Eructoblaster (3790) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 330ml. Pours a dark ruby body with average carbonation and a diminishing off-white bubbly head. Wonderful malty/hoppy aroma with strong cherry hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Well balanced taste that hides the alcohol perfectly. Ends with a good, warming bittersweet/sour finish. Excellent fruit beer!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked bottle, labeled as ’rouge’. Pours like a fine shirazz, deep ruby with violet highlights and a rosy red bacbone. The pour yields a surprisingly thick and vibrant head of magenta. Aroma is a velvety ribbon of chocolate-coated cherries after one takes a bite of half the candy, leaving the drippings to fumigate the immediate area with hints of cherry tree bark and oak cask. Flavor is a tingly melding of cherry juice and a Sprite knock-off, almost like a cherry juice mimosa. A lingering dark cherry trail is left along the tongue so other taste buds can find thei way in the future. A very nice and refreshing beer; highly recommended.
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - APR 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cereja! Coloração vermelha com espuma rosa volumosa e de média duração. Aroma e sabor de cereja, com leve amargor e adocicado, bem equilibrados e harmônicos. Muito semelhante à Belle-Vue Kriek. Carbonatação média/alta. Bom conjunto. Agradável.
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - APR 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red with a small, but lasting head. Very nice cherry flavor for not being a real kriek. A keeper!
NickTheElder (25) - California, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep red with a light head. A sour cherry candy aroma, or cherry pie filling. A very good dessert beer to sip, as mspindler said might bee great with ice cream. Full of cherry flavor very sweet.
Furseth (2080) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dellirium Gøteborg: Red clear colour, no head. Aroma is viny,citrus , flowery and cherries. Flavor is the same, thin body, medium fruity finish.