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


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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhamp9 (951) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Slightly hazy red pour with a pale pinkish head that slowly fades down to a film. Great lacing. Great aroma filled with cherry, raspberry, wood, and a hint of vinegar. Taste is very tart berries, slight vinegar, faint oak. Really nice tartness. Slightly acidic. Dry on the palate. Great beer. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matthewjk (862) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Put down some real money to try a real beer this evening. Look, this is no joke. Caractere Rouge is exceptionally well-balanced; it strikes the right balance of tart fruit, lactose, and smoothness. A pleasure to drink, but I will have to run the finances again for re-purchase at $20 / 750ml bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (5052) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Red color, slightly brownish, with orange hues.Great aroma full of cherries, some berries, oak, lactic notes and a bit of caramel. Lovely sweet and sour flavor, kinda lactic, full of cherries, berries, oak and a funky finish. Rounded mouthfeel. Really delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2588) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle from MotherBrother...thanks Peter! - Pours reddish with no head. Nose is a mix of cranberry, raspberry and cherry--nice. Tart but not sour. Taste is pretty heavy on cranberry and raspberry with an accompanying tart pale sourness. Thin, with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Xenon (73) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
This is only the 3rd sour or so I’ve had, but this could be the one to get me into them. Medium clear cranberry color with a very thin head that remains. Does not taste Like a beer but feels like one to drink. Each of the cranberry, cherry, and raspberry flavors are easily found and very prominent. The motufeel is dominated by the tannins from the oak barrels which gives it that stinging and tart feel. Almost sweet like a soda for a second with all the fruit flavors then the sour takes over with the sting. I can’t really yell the hops and malts because I am not really familiar wiith sours. This was really enjoyable like a good wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3652) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2013
750 ml from The Beer Trappe. Deep red color. Red wine. Vinegar. Sour cherry tart. Big fruit nose and taste. Excellent. Enjoyed with 2013 smoked turkey for T-Day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (11947) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottled 750ml PBFVIII
Deep red color, small white head. Cherry, cherry stone aroma. Medium-bodied. Cherries, fruity, some tartness but much fruitier than normal Rodenachs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (5485) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Sparkly cherry and cranberry aroma, a littlebit sour raspberry fizz candy. Hazy neon ren, offwhite ring. Medium body, dry, sparkly. Fruity base - the berries are distinguishable, the cranberry and taspberry tartness and dry palate carries it into a sparkly dry finish. Tart cherry aftertaste. Very very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1755) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Belgian Version. Aroma: Fresh Raspberries, Mild Cherry Appearance: Ruby Red, Passes Some Light, Pink Head, Some Lacing Taste: Fresh Raspberries, Strawberry, Mild Cherry Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Fruity, Mildly Tart

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (397) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 Bottle from tommy, Thanks man!! Red fizzy pour, what an aroma, cherries, fruit, slight acidic. Wow this has a some serious drinkability. Wonderful mix of fruit, slight acidic, all in a perfect balance.

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