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


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RATINGS: 387   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (1093) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso. Pours redish color, white head. Aroma is sourish, cherry, red fruits, cranberries. Taste is sourish, fruity, cranberries, cherries. Very nice lightly sweet, medium sourish aftertaste. Really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (598) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle by Cuso, many thanks! Sour, fruity, refreshing, sour, sour. Excellent! Definitely a great beverage no doubt!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (1522) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Cuso. Aroma raisins, strong dried plum. Apparent brett sourness, very tempting. Deep red colour. Taste is plums, cranberries, strong cranberries. Strong, but very bourgois sourness. Delicious. Long dry sour finish. Sour berries at their best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ajcanon711 (35) - - JAN 15, 2014
Wow. Very complex. Aroma is fruity. Smells of cherry et. al. Taste is sour and sweet. ---AJ's Approval

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BadAprilia1000 (239) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Pours a beautiful soft red. Nice pillowy cherry tinted head. Aroma is of a cherry tart with slight cranberry notes. The raspberries are very, very faint on the nose. When this first hits the palate it comes across as super fruity. Tons of the aforementioned fruits that give way to the classic Rodenbach sour flavor that is compounded with the added fruit. The cranberries, raspberries, and cherries complement this beer perfectly. Definitely in my top 5 favorites..........

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9270) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2014
from Au Grain d’Orge, Cirssier - quite clear reddish beer with a moderate foam; fairly sourish nose, aroma of cherries, wood and other undefined red fruits; full-bodied, assertive and with a solid sourness; fizzy, some initial sweetness; pretty dry and long woody vinegar and red fruity finish (fresh raspberries) - great beer !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OPIE788 (313) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Wow. Red with a light pink head. Nice sour and fruit aroma. Really sour up front with crazy sour fruit afterwards. Finished really clean. Damn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2014
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Hazy red pour with very little foam. Very light fruit aroma with a very nice funky tartness. Cranberry and cherries in the flavor with a fantastic sour funk. Finishes clean and lightly fruity. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jzzbassman (1507) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottled. Pours red with a slight head. Wonderful fruit cocktail aroma. Fruit well integrated, sourness is on the bright side with an appetizing cherry cola like carbonation. Just really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9438) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear ruby/garnet with a small, fizzy and bubbly off-white head, short retention, dissipating to the glass edge leaving a mere trace on top of the beer. Aroma is lightly smoky and band aid/medicinal phenols, cranberries, faint acetic notes, tart raspberry, cherry, and strawberry aromas, light earthy cereal malt, imperceptible hops, and some cellar/dust notes underneath. The phenols and berries really dominate the aroma, though swirling opens up the berries a good bit. Flavor is lightly biting and acetic berries (cranberry, raspberry, cherry, strawberry), light peppery phenols, not much of the medicinal/band aid aroma enters the flavor. The earthy cereal malt flavor sits behind the berries and provides support, there is no hop flavor and only the mildest of bitterness which seems more acetic/tart than bitter. Dry and lightly puckering finish with a berry/acetic astringency. Medium body and medium-light carbonation with a faint alcohol warmth.

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