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

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common

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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4596) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
750ml bottle, 2013 batch. Pours a clear red with some pink head. Nose is nice, cherry, some candy, some cough syrup, vanilla, woody. Flavor is candy sweet, cinnamon, woody, grassy, tart cherry, some raspberry, some lime. Lightly tart, grassy finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is very fruity, tons of red fruits, a bit tangy, faint liquorice. Flavour too. With some burned caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
75cl bottle, thanks craftycarl21. Medium pink head atop lightly hazed red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cranberry, some funk, tart, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, cranberry, some cherry, tart, light funk. Medium body, light stickiness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle thanks to Ed at Churchkey!!! Hazy rich red mahogany pour. Nose and flavor bring stunningly complex dark fruit including cranberry and blackberry with vinous notes and balanced tartness. Insanely drinkable. Excellent. 12/13/13- didn’t realize I’d rated this. Cinnamon cherry, vanilla, vinous. Really really good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
abemorsten (2611) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2013
Shared bottle at Kulminator. Clear red golden body with an apricot glow and a small dense light brown head. Super inviting raspberry marmelade and fresh black berries on the nose. Mouth adds light fresh berries, hints of apple cider vinegar and black currant. Light to medium bodied with an overall mellow, balanced and smooth impression. Light notes of corn flakes in the finish. A true masterpiece.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Wow, this might be the best looking beer I’ve ever seen. It’s a hazy slightly pink/rosey red color with a small and fizzy, very light pink head that is almost white. There is a surprising amount of musty and grassy funk on the nose, very tart smelling, kind of that balsamic vinegar tart Rodenbach is known for, I can mostly smell the cranberries, the cherries and raspberries seem to blend together somewhat, and a nice subtle oak note. Wow, this beer continues to blow me away. Sweet raspberries up front, lots of bright red berry taste, the fruit seems to cut the sourness away quite a bit, though there is still plenty of that patent rodenbach balsamic vinegar sourness, a nice oaky taste, and a nice bit of barnyard funk. Wow, what an astounding beer. So refreshing and delicate, not overly sweet, and very smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5330) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy reddish color with a large pink head. The aroma and flavor have big fruity notes, oak, raspberries and cherry, tart lightly acidic, very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Geokkjer (5564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle , rating #5000. Pours dark red eith a fast dissipating off-white head. Aroma of fruits, cherries, raspberries, some mint, oak and sour notes. Flavor is sweet and sour with some fruitiness, raspberries, oak, mint, malt, grapes and raspberries. Medium body, average carbonation. World class .

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
halfwayhouse (14) - - DEC 6, 2013
Words can’t really describe this beer. Incredible aroma, incredible flavor--you taste cranberries and cherries, and just the right amount of sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5187) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (2012 vintage; shared with the Mrs,). Looks good; a semi-transparent deep cherry with foamy light pink head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; tart, fruity, and a touch funky. Tastes like it smells, only more robust. Pleasant on the palate. Enjoyable.


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