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


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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3991) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle thanks Stacy. Red brunish pour with pink lacing. Aroma full of cherries, cranberries and raspberries. Tart fruit, light cherries and raspberry tones, light spice flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2203) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2014
75cl bottle courtesy of tderoeck, merci maat! shared@BE-USA game. Pours gorgeously deep pink-red, juicy nose of raspberry and cranberry more than cherry, taste is heavy on the juiciness as well, more so than any regular Rodenbach: red berry peel, some cherry pit and candy-like raspberry & cranberry fruitiness. Not a trace of ABV or any beeriness at all, for that matter. Less sweet-and-sour balsamic than Rodenbach Grand Cru, almost no oak barrel character which I actually did miss after a 2nd serving - but marvelously balanced as macerated red berry juice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (467) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle, 75cL. Home. A dark garnett beer with ruby hues. Medium white head. Thin bubbles. Poor persistence. Fruity aroma (cheery, raspberry), wood, acid. Light to medium body, medium silky texture, soft carbonation, lasting dry sour finish. Refreshing. Overall, great Rodenbach : fruity woody aroma, powerful sourness, silky texture...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1652) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Pours deep red with white head. Aroma is cherries, raspberries, wood, sour. Aroma is medium sour, cherries, raspberries and medium sweet. Very well balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (6598) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle @ Michael. Pours reddish amber with a fading offwhite head. Aroma of rich sweet and tart fruit, cherries, raspberries, wood, balsamico, light vinegar, wood. Flavor is sweet and light sour, rich fruity, cherries, raspberries, cranberries, wood, redwine notes, balsamico, light vinegar. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation, light acidic finish. Great beer, very easy to drink. 210614

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (209) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2014
Ruby red with little foam, almost like cranberry juice. Reminds me a lot of the retired Alexander. Lots of cherries, raspberries, only a hint of cranberries. Nice acidity and a great finish with sour and fruity sweet notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (3043) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Batch 2, enjoyed 4 ways at 45F in stemware.

A - Huge cork pop, no gush, Blood red pour, 1 finger head fizzes out to a small head.

S - The nose is fantastic. Gorgeous cherry dominates followed by a small raspberry acidity and that classic oaky rodenhbach nose

T - Very smooth, loads of fruit! Just a huge explosion of cherry and raspberry. cranberry seems like an after-note, fruit salad in a glass. Acidic and tart, not overpowering sour, very easy to drink

M - Juicy, Nice mouthfeel carbonation on a swish.

O - This is a fantastic beer! I have a batch 1 as well and can’t wait to hold that for a very long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kingi (496) - - JUN 14, 2014
aroma is a nice light sweet lambic. ruby colour no head. taste is pleasant but berry juice, nice but nothing special. pleasant beer, enjoyable to drink but nothing special. slightly dry towards the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1450) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from beer mania, brussels. Dark red color, white head. Aroma is very sour, sweet, fruity, apples. Taste is like sweet berry juice, sour, fruity, hint of oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2724) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2014
750ml bottle that Alberto (ippopotamo36) graciously shared at our Belgrade tasting. Special edition. Pours very rosy-red with clean white head. Sweet tart red fruit. Gorgeously tart raspberry foremost. Sparkling juice. Sour is balanced, very juicy, a pleasure. Great finale to tasting. Peppery vinegar, raspberry tartness.

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