GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at Tyler’s in Carrboro. Pours a dark ruby with a very small, pink head. Lacing is excellent. Nose is cherries and sugar. Taste is sweet but then turns tart and sour. There is some port wine or pinot noir in there. The 8% abv is well hidden. Overall, not too fruity or acidic. Great dessert beer.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Kasteel Rouge. Nice ruby colour. Cherry aroma indeed, bit tart. Good mouthfeel. Flavour of cherry with some vanilla and mild touch of wood. Candy fruity finish.
Pinball (11785) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ar:wow good aroma, marcipan, cherry, very marcipan
ap:dark brown, no head.
fl:sour and macipan. cherry.
ov:daring and intersting.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the flying saucer in KC as ’’Kasteel Rouge.’’ Pours a deep ruby, corduroy red with a small deep pink and creamy head. Stays pretty lacy and frothy throughout the session. The aroma is definitely dominated by sweet cherries. Some caramel malts, almonds, and a sour/tart belgium woody yeast. Palate is soft and medium bodied with a nice carbonated feel. Taste is simply put, cherry sweet. Not complex in the least bit. Finishes slightly sour and acidic, but nice. Tastes more like a beer than most fruit/lambics I’ve had in the past. Overall, I’m impressed. Easy drinking and very pleasant. I wouldn’t drink more than one in a session, but it served its purpose rather well.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice if you’re in the mood for something sweet. Fantastic cherry flavor, authentic, and not overdone. Bravo
KornDogg (568) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, Sharp Edge Creekhouse, pittsburgh, Love at first taste... great tart cherry flavor without being too boring.. nice balance
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cherry/pinot noir red with close to no head. Looks like watery cough syrup. Aroma is syrupy fruit. Flavor is sweet cherry, much like cherry pie. Body is medium with little carbonation. Really good fruit beer but so sweet it is hard to drink.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, Muddy Pig. Pours a deep ruby red color with minimal head. Flavor is initially dry and tart, a bit fizzy, but rolls into a mellow lingering cherry sweetness. Flavors of oak, vanilla, and port wine also present. Medium bodied, somewhat syrupy. Well done for a fruit beer.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Sep. Carolina Crew gathering. Light red or mahogany color. Cough syrup aroma. Very sweet cherry flavor with more cough syrup in there. Not bad, but not my thing either.
allfreej (554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled (750 ml) as Kasteel Rouge, cork marked 01/2007. Fizzy, pink head that faded quickly. Very red, clear pour. The nose was overwhlemingly cherry, much like cherry Kool-Aid. Flavor was cherry--too much cherry and not enough beer. poor balance. I am a fan of lambics with cherries added to them, but this beer lacked the wonderful lambix sourness to balance the cherry flavor and, as a result, fell short.