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


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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle with some friends NYE. Pours a hazy reddish brown with thin beige head and spots of lace. Nose of raspberry, strawberry, cherry. Mild tartness, great fruit flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (348) - South Gate, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
S: Tart rasberries, tart cherries, a little of those cranberries are there as well, light oak, wine, some wet hay and light vinegar towards the end. P: Deep reddish purple with a light white/pink head. T: Initially its sour but those berries do give it a nice sweet flavor. All the berries are well presented, a ton of wine on this one, with a hint of oak and a hint of hay. M: Highly carbonated with a light mouthfeel. It is very sour in the begining but finishes sweet. Wow, what a great beer, it is easy to drink and brings great flavors to the table.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Wow this is awesome. Everything I want in a Sour Red plus more. It’s all there slightly yeasty, with a funk and a hint sour cherry in the smell and taste. But you also get an added flavor of mostly tart cranberry with some raspberry. This is a must try if try if you like this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2829) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Blood red body, thin pinkish-white head, spotty lacing. Sour raspberries and cherries--all fruit. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, a little sweeter than I’d like--although not entirely unexpected from Rodenbach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
devman171 (978) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle pours clear red with low head, aroma is funky berries and oak, taste is nice tart and sweet fruits, awesome

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fritz123 (1020) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Shared with Edgar and Vanessa. Snifters. Pours a reddish color, clear, with a pinkish-white head. Head lasted a little and some lacing. Aroma is very aromatic with the raspberries and cranberries dominant. A hint of tartness with the cherries and an overall fruity goodness. The taste is just blissful. About as perfect as a sour fruit beer can get. You get all three with the raspberries, cherries and cranberries. It is tart, but not so much it seems acidic or overpowering with yeasts. It is also slightly sweet which brings forth the fruit flavors even more. Tart finish with medium carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
travita (4019) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. The look is clear, a very light pink off white head, and reddish in color. The smell is tart, cherry, raspberry, fruit roll up, and good. The taste is tart, fruits, cherry, nice, easy, so good. Easy like Sunday morning.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (3779) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
750 mL bottle. Cloudy ruby color with a nice sized off-white head. Aroma is of raspberry, tart cherry, cranberry, sweet florals, and strawberries. Taste is tart, light funk, wood, raspberry, cherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4423) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours hazy blood orange into a snifter. White head quickly recedes to nothing. Cranberry and cherry aromas. Medium bodied with sour cherry and cranberry upfront turning to oak in the dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (585) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
75CL bottle at home, Dark red beer with a light red head, aroma is cherry, red fruit, mint. Taste is cherry, raspberry, red fruit, mint, sour, dry. AWESOME beer.

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