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


on tap

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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (2617) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Keg at Ushers. Pours deep red. Nose is tart raspberries, oak, vinous aromas, cherries, tart berries. Tastes gentle but very sour, tart berries, raspberries, cherries, oak, vinous notes. Its not only sour but also very sweet. Maybe the oak and vinous notes making it more complex. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen2 (2645) - NORWAY - SEP 14, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 14.09.15. Dark orange. Diminishing beiige head. Absolutely sublime and complex aroma of aged cherries and other berries. Similarly complex taste. Refreshing, with superb drinkability and complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (1015) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy reddish amber written off-white head. Aroma of cherries, raspberries, strawberries. Taste is mostly sweet with some sourness and bitterness deriving from the fruits. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2522) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2015
2013 bottle, pours crimson red, passes some light, nose is full of berries. Taste has light tart, sour, slight vinegar, sweet cherry and raspberry. Light oak notes, taste is light but has little carbonation to push forward. Slight acid burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4077) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A bright, hazy red beer with a thin white head of foam. It has a sour cherry and slight soapy fruity flavour with zesty red fruity notes followed by a smooth cherry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (585) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Au nez, on a l’impression d’avoir affaire à une Kriek mais très fruitée. C’est vraiment très concentré en petits fruits rouges sucrés. En bouche, le tout se confirme : ça penche beaucoup plus vers le fruité bonbon des fraises que des cerises sombres. Ce n’est pas mauvais, mais c’est une bière à boire lorsqu’on désire quelque chose de plus "dessert" que quelque chose de sec et sauvage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerViking (3848) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle, hazy flat red-brown, tangy fruity nose, rich and sour-sweet, with lemon, plum and strawberry notes. Amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (1306) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle 75cl. Red hazy color. Small white layer. Aroma is silo, cherries, early rottening hay, kind of minty, mozart kugeln and we have leather. And lots of berries. Taste is sour with raisins and cherries. Hint of coffee in the back. A sour candy experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2350) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2015
750 ml bottle. No date that I saw. Acquired as part of the Belgian in a box framboos pack. Murky Crimson color. Aromas of Raspberry and cranberry. Oak, leathery Brett. Taste has some fruit and a very mild tartness. Was expecting more sourness from this, possibly a young bottle and needed some more time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - AUG 11, 2015
Rote Beeren, Balsamico, Eiche, Himbeermarmelade, leicht kräutrig (Minze???). Am Gaumen Säure, rote Beeren, Holz, Aprikosenkern, Leder, Himbeer, könnte fast noch saurer sein. Trocken, sehr gut trinkbar, super Bier.

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