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


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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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
teddybeer (2702) - Paris, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
Reddish color with a medium formation of an off-white head with minimal duration. Aroma has notes of red fruits, mainly cramberries and cherries with some wooden hints. Flavor is very fruity, some yeasty hints, wooden notes and mild sourness. Fruity final with a slightly sourness mouthfeel. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3234) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours clear reddish color with light tan head. Sour cherry and raspberry aroma. Sour cherry and tart raspberry flavors up front with a dry cranberry finish and some oak. Medium body with lively carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (694) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
duft. hindbær kirsebær sød duft. lidt jordbær duft smag: meget sød megt frugtig ikke meget surhed pga den høje frugt sødme kirsebær hindbær lidt jordbær

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (384) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle@Tuulensuu. A bit red color with no head. Aroma is complex with cranberry, fruit, alcohol/wine aroma and yeast. Quite high carbonation. Flavors of cranberry, malt, yeast, apple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (380) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle share at Evernote. Aroma is almost buttery (maybe butterscotch) and lots of berry. Taste is a wonderful mixture of raspberries, cherries, oak... a very balanced sourness. Palate is also a lovely mix of fizz, astringency, acid. Tasted this along with a bunch of heavy hitters: Lost Abbey 10 Commandments / Unibroue Grande Réserve 17 / Allagash Tripel Reserve (all rated 99) and this was by far my favorite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
750ml bottle, slight amber-copper hue, with an off white head, with a very nice good winey oak barrel, red wine tannin, red berry nose, with a sweet and sour, raspberry, cherry, cranberry acidic accent, and a faint toasted, caramel malt, subtle raspberry vinegar note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a very nice sweet and sour, acidic wildberry, blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry tart, red wine fruity tannin, light caramel, toasted malt character, with a woody oak barrel, raspberry balsamic vinegar, subtle chocolate, winey vinous, faint lemon acidic, tart rhubarb flavour, leading towards an acidic, wildberry, fruity cherry sourness, red wine tannin woodiness, tart passion fruit, lingering raspberry balsamic vinegar finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (9346) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Cloudy reddish-brown color with a medium thin white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of oak, tart fruit and yeast. Medium body with flavors of raspberries and cherries, floral yeast and earthy malt. The finish is fruity with a cranberry and raspberry aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours an active white head. Red in color. Aroma is raspberry! Very nice tart taste. Even more raspberries in the taste. Very carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1230) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle split two ways. Pours slightly dirty light red with a generous off white head. Lots of red berries of course, light tartness and fairly sweet finish. I expected this to be better though...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (3344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Rating #2800. Corked bottle from House Beer ($21.99). Red-rust color with a pink head that disappears quickly. Aroma is big cherry and other berries, wood. Tastes are highlighted by berry fruit - cranberry and cherry. Also winey, oak, little vanilla, background jammy. Light to medium evenly tart. Well deserved reputation.

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