thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a deep red with nice head. Quite bubbly. Nose of black cherries, some tart in there as well. Taste is syrupy, cherry, but not tart like the smell seemed to indicate. If it was this could be a much better beer. The lingering on the palette is that of artificial sweetener so bitter, but not like a hop profile. sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2009
Pours reddish color with an pink head. Aroma is strong cherry and light malt. Flavour is light sour, and sticky cherry. JanEric (1241) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2009
Dark red colour, creamy red coloured head, staying for a bit. Aromas: krieken, cherries and sugar. tastes like cherries, fruity, not sour, but smooth, bitter and fresh. The sweetiness is dominating towards the finish. That’s not what I expected alas. Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Pours a very dark red, almost grape juice like. Red crown of head, decent lace saves this from just being average.
Smells of cherries, cherries, cherry juice, and can’t really smell anything else. More of a sweet than sour scent.
Taste is similar with a bit of a dry bite. This isn’t nearly as much of a sugar bomb as a Lindeman’s kriek, but it is on the low end of that ball park. Good, a little bready aftertaste.
Mouth is a little syrupy which is kind of nice as I am used to these type of beers being very thin and bubbly.
Good stuff, especially considering a Lindemans is approximately the same price for a small bottle as this was for a 750ml. I curve a bit downward on the overall score as it became a little too sweet after a short time. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle: Ruby pour with a pinkish wispy head. Sweet aroma of black cherry juice, almond paste, marzipan. Slick mouthfeel. Very cherryish flavor- quite sweet. Black cherry candy, tons of marzipan sweetness, bit it’s natural and works wells as a one dimensional sweet digestive dessert.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Had a huge glass of this. Pours a very deep ruby red color with minimal pink foamy head. Aroma was dark cherries, brown sugar, and raisins. Flavor has a malty sweet base, with notes of spice and raisins. Sweet/tart cherries take over then with a boozy sweet finish. italarican (1549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Thanks to the RB crew in Queens! Bottled on 4/23/07. Pours a deep ruby red with a light pink head. Aroma is black cherry extract and almond paste. I’d say black cherry cough medicine, but it’s more potent and syrupy than actual medicinal qualities. It tastes like a black cherry jolly rancher. Sweet, slightly tart, and syrupy. Moderate carbonation. Very good, although figuring out a way to bring down the syrupy qualities would do this wonders. dmac (6429) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2009
750 ml cork and caged bottle from Spirits Red Bank. To make this one short and sweet this one smelled nice but tasted like cough syrup. Aroma had a good dose of cherry tartness and was slightly sour which was pleasant. The flavor had fake artificial cherry in front of a big alcohol taste which made it unpleasant. Come for the aroma but leave before the flavor. BeerViking (4980) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2009
33cl bottle, labelled as Kasteel Rouge, pours a deep red with a fine fast disappearing head. Nose is sweet cherries, almonds, maybe a little baked crust, the palate is dry cherries with alcohol overhead to start with, turning sweet - almost, but not quite, too sweet - in the finish. A nice kriek but fairly basic. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2009
The pour is a turbid brown with red on the highlights and a head that was tan with some pink tint to it. The aroma is cherry. Tart and sweet at the same time, some woody, earthy notes as it approached room temperature. The flavor is cherry juice with it steering more towards sweet than tart. A bit of balanced wood and caramel came out as it opened up. The mouthfeel is almost medium in body with a surprisingly dry finish.