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


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RATINGS: 524   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 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ferryman72 (31) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2014 Small head, deep golden color. Very fruity aroma. Taste of sweet and sour, underfermented grapes. Slight fizz. Well worth the wait. If you like fruity, sweet wine, you’ll love this as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crlnts (379) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 9, 2014
At the source. The commercial description is misleading, juice rather than fresh fruits seems to be in use. It’s a Grand Cru with cherries, raspberries and cranberries. And it tastes like that.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4010) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 7, 2014
Ruby red body and pretty stable head, for the style especially. Very nice dry raspberry and cherry aroma. Juicy, plucky sourness, fruity, still certainly malty and refreshing enough despite the fruity sugars, especially as the ending is well carbonated still. Delicious! (75cl bottle gift from Cecile and Nicolas, many thanks!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
giorgos_gtc (97) - GREECE - AUG 4, 2014
Aroma of cranberry.Thin or no foam. Taste the same but not the same strong. Transparent body with the red colour of red wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
triximonk (43) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Aroma is filled with sun stained raspberries. Appearance beautifully blood orange. Taste is a balanced sour with raspberries and cherries. A very nice drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1500) - Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bomber big thanks to tepp. Garnet with mild carbonation. Tart fruit and tannin aromas. Sweet berries with a perfectly tart finish. Outstanding.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daafisch (41) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Deep red color, minimal head. Aroma of cranberries, raspberries and slight oak. Taste is a smooth combination of cranberry and raspberry with a drier oak finish. One of, if not my favorite beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1381) - PORTUGAL - JUL 24, 2014
Shared a 75cl bottle thanks to a colleague. Pours an hazy deep reddish brown colour with almost no head. Berries, grassy, yeast and oak in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is mix of sensations that grows during the tasting starting with some tart notes, passing through sweet fruity flavours and with a sour dry finish. Overall, a beer that makes you think twice about the meaning of the word beer... And takes it to quadrants were the wine usually rules. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (435) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2014
Bottled shared with grogandk. Thanks brah! Pours a cloudy dark brown red. Thin almost clear white shortlasting head. Aromas of raspberry (!), slight mint, grass, some yeast. Taste is very raspberry aswell, very nice fruity sweetness, quite surprised this isn't more sour. Some nice fruity tartness in the end. Grass, yeast, also has quite a minty note to it aswell. Tart dry ending. Pretty high carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2437) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
bottleshare thanks to Beechner224. Nose is slightly acetone with some fruit reddish brien color. Taste is much better than aroma. Very fruity, slightly tart. Slightly acidic. Pretty good.

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