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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge

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100
100
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The brewer allow the beer to macerate with fresh cherries, raspberries and cranberries. After this maceration in oak, the beer re-ferments in the bottle. The result is RODENBACH Caractère Rouge, an exceptional RODENBACH with fruit maceration and a 7% alcohol volume. The brew is more than unique and extremely exclusive, as only 900 75-cl bottles were produced. Geunes serves this wilful beer as part of his other unique range of beer varieties in his restaurant, ’t Zilte, at the Antwerp MAS museum.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1058) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2016
Flaska systembolaget. Rödbrun vätska. Doft av röda bär, jäst och mandelmassa. I smak, kärsbär, jordkällare, socker och jord

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyF (907) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2016
Flaska beställd från SB. Mörkt brun med vitt skum. Syrlig och tung doft. Söt och syrlig med bra stramhet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wombat23 (687) - Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Draft at ’t Antwaerps Bierhuyske, Antwerp. Pours reddish-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of sour cherry and raspberries. Taste is red berries, oak, vinegar, and funk. Well-balanced sweetness and tartness. Smooth finish. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blade86 (1274) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - SEP 20, 2016
ruby red color, clear, small pinkish white foam, nice lacing; lots of red fruits in aroma, some yeasty notes, wine like acidic aroma; medium+ sweetness and sourness, light bitterness; medium body, tart, slightly oily feel, average+ carbonation, long tart finish; Overall: fantastic

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (2453) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2016
One of the original 900 bottles shared. Thanks Shuichi! Huge tart cherry and raspberry nose with oak. Everything is so well-integrated on the palate. Smooth and creamy vanilla and berries. Super fruity. Sweet, but not overly so at all. Very approachable and has a well-balanced body. Great stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoNrRiI (1215) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2016

0.75 bottle.
A very hazy, crimson color with a small, off-white head of good retention. A pungent aroma of wine, strawberries, acidic tones of fermentation, wild yeasts, and delicate hints of ash and tobacco. Taste is sweet and sour, very fruity, mouthwatering, delicately smacking of earth. A medium body, an oily texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is long, sour, more woody and ashy; the fruits have undergone a sudden change and now taste much more fermented going in the direction of Balkan fruit liquors. Overall a great beer, well-balanced and simply drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mateuszk (2005) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours nice red in colour with small pinky head. Aroma of fresh berries, cherries with light (really just a touch) vinegar. In taste fruit in a fantastic way, cranberries and tart cherries upfront then light vinegar, funk and wood. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry and fruity tart finish. Maybe it was really fresh bottle but it was all about fruitiness with a touch of funk and tartness and not sourness, vinegar, funkiness. Fantastic mix, very light, fruity an easy drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (5337) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Kraftwork, Philadelphia tap: pours reddish brown with a white head. Aroma is cherry, tree, vinegar. Taste is sour. Lightly sweet. Very woody. Deeply complex. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (1177) - ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2016
This is from the first batch, one of those 900 bottles you can read about in the description. Aged for years.Thank you Shuichi! Pours red, not really much carbonation there. Aroma of cherries, cranberries. Nicely fruity and light sourness. Taste is full of flavours, sour, some vinegar, strawberries, cherries. Silent but deadly, fully satisfying. No sharp edges but I guess that comes from the age. Aftertaste is dry, initial sweetness is still there but tannins are doing their work. I love that silent aggressive balance that this beer has.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djkatt (56) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2016
August 2016. Fermentoren CPH. Tap. Pours reddish brown with a bit of head. Delightful aroma of fruits, ketones (?). Typically complex Rodenbach flavor with much in terms of fruits. Very pleasing.


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