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

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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan121 (9) - brugge, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
lekker zuur biertje met een zachte toets van de kersen die eraan toegevoegd zijn

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at the 2014 RBWG, thanks! Pours a deep golden amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sour red fruit with a bit of acid, funk and light grains. Flavor has more sweet ness with growing sour red fruits that finish with a touch of acid.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3877) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy red orange and no head. The aroma is oak, cherry skin, raspberry, and cranberry. Thick mouthfeel with super sweet raspberry and light oak with nice tart finish. Really enjoyed this one!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jamesthebrit (291) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Very balanced aroma. Sour. Apples. Cherry. Grape. Looks amazing. Brownish red. Taste is a light sourness a little funky earthy barnyard note on the back. Some oak. Some fruit like cherry. a little light on flavor maybe. Perfect on the palate. Very creamy, good medium body. This beer is insane. An expert showing for this style, it being sour and fruity but also with balanced oaky earthy notes. The flavors work in a great synergy and the smooth palate helps to perfect it. Super expensive but totally worth it. Got it as a birthday present then split it for valentines day... that’s love!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skoisirius (1761) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 Went for it with the $25 price tag. 750ml. Pours a reddish amber with hints of black. Loud nose of sour berries, barnyard funk, and wood. Flavor is Rodenbach but more intensified, with berry elements hidden behind Flanders sour oak vats. Easily the best thing they’ve ever done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8897) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG Room 411 tasting. Pours reddish amber with white head. Nose and taste of very sour cherry, ludens, funk, oak and moderate tart acid. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RipuvariiAlu (12) - - FEB 7, 2014
Second Batch A: Red fruits, Sour Cherry, Raspberry and only slight Cranberry. Some Funk, which I guess subdues the Cranberry. A: Ruby red with pink-white head that quickly dissipates. T: Sour Red fruits(mostly Cherry and Raspberry), Oak, Vinous notes. Lactic and Acetic sourness. Almost no Sweetness left. P: Really dry. Not to much carbonation. Could need more body. O: Really nice one, should habe drunk younger.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (2293) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Bottle: Pours a nearly opaque crimson with a brown-ish tint; a layer of off-white foam settles quickly into a chunky, lasting collar. The aroma is lovely... Big sour cherry hits first with tart & sweet raspberry jam following up. Faint lemon, sour candies, & LOTS of warm vanillin from the oak barrels. Don’t explicitly get cranberry, but there’s a huge berry jam & juicy presence all around, lending both sweetness & sourness. Taste is the same way, sour at first, then flowing into a delicate, finishing sweetness. Sour cherry, raspberry jam, & lemon flesh overload. I finally get some notable cranberry in the mouth coating finish. Slightly vinous at times with an even more robust oak & vanillin presence on the palate. Candy-like aftertaste with a timid kiss of acidity & sweetness. Sharp & carbonated well... Wow, this beer is great. I normally love ass-puckering sourness, but I must appreciate the perfect sour/sweet balance of this beer, allowing the fruit to come out so vividly. Amazing execution.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 2014-01-21. Dark red brown body with a tiny beige head. 3+ Aroma is quite fruity, sweet cherry, lightly syrupy. Flavour is similarly quite fruity, with lots of sweet cherry, light tartness in the finish that I assume is the cranberry but I probably wouldn’t pick it out as such without being told. Moderate lactic sourness throughout lingers in the finish. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Enjoyable. Bottle shared by Blankboy

Overheard: "Cause I will be really upset if you misquote me!" - Blankboy

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2346)
- Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2014
Shared with Wim at his home. Red amber colored beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Fruited wooden aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is rather sour dry. Nice one!


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