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


on tap

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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ametras (782) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
750ml bottle. Ruby red with a foamy pinkish head. Slight haze. Flavors are fresh berries (raspberries, cherry, cranberries), brown sugar, oak and balsamic vinegar with spicy and vinous notes. Good sourness and tartness. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth texture. Beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner (2940) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 Pours a cloudy copper from the bottle with bubbly off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of deep fruity must, cherries, raspberries, dark fruit, then big lactic sour tannic wood. Taste is a little more tame, but nice sour cherry and raspberry over tannic wood and nice sweet maltiness. Wow, one of the best rodenbach beers I?ve had to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
langeveld12 (293) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
Pours an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminishes. Body is hazy red. Aroma contains mostly fruits (cherry, raspberry, cranberry), a bit of oak, some lime, flowers, leather and hay. Flavor gives a delicate mix of sweet, sour, tart and dryness that keep alternating. Body is light to medium with creamy texture and quite soft carbonation. This beer is full of fruits in the right combination. I never had anything like this before. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2015
Drank this at New Year’s eve. Bottle shared at home. Pours gorgeous red with pink head that fades quickly. Cherries, tartiness, red berries, quite sweet, some vinegar. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (503) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
Looks.. Murky dark red, sml head. Smells..all the berries of the rosso yet dulled by more oak, some booze. Tastes..cranberries and the tartness of the cherry with loads of oak, some booze soaked fruit and then healthy raspberry tart burst, lingering dry berry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4176) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2014
750 mL. bb 13-05-17. Body is a misty, reddish copper and supports a thin spit of silky bubbles. Aroma is sweet and tart raspberries in cream, with dashes of vinegar and cranberry. Front flavors of raspberry and cream turn to a mild sour with some dry cranberry-apple notes in the middle. Oak comes in on the finish and lingers. Near-medium body has a high carbonation that flares up annoyingly at times. Not as sour as I was expecting, but it’s plenty for me. Nice one, but seems like the raspberry and oak dominate a bit much, and I’m usually a big fan of both.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (2263) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
25-12-2014, schenkt mooi rood/bruin met schuimige kraag. Aroma van de vele fruiten, hout (eiken), een vele complexe fruitzuren,. Smaken zijn redelijk zoetig, redelijk complexe fruitzuren, licht bittertje, de hout / tannine tonen komen later, medium body, glad van textuur, lage co2, en lange zuur/zoetige/fruitige afdronk. Héérlijk bier, dit is precies mijn stijl..... had om nog wat hoger te kunnen scoren niet iets voller gemogen, maar al met al is het erg lekker !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2632) - GERMANY - DEC 26, 2014
Red brown color, opaque. Cherries in the nose and taste. Mouth puckering sourness comes on quickly. Leaves a dry Pez-like fruity flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
YogiBeera (2545) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Nice intense magenta red. Beautiful intense cherry tart nose. Earthy cherry taste, smooth and round, highly carbonated. Refreshing . Love it - good choice for beer #2500

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2737) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours out a somewhat reddish cider color with a small tan head. Aroma is of sweet/tart cherries, raspberry, oak, some light tart funky notes and some cranberry. Lots of sweet/tart fruits up front. Taste is complex. Lots of fruit going on, sour cherries, raspberry, cranberry, oak, light vinegar, some mild funky notes. All the fruits play well together and not one particular one outshines the other. Very well done not over the top sour hut not over the top sweet.

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