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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: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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 Caractčre 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alexanderdahl (47) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours red amber, with a light head. Nose has lots of berries, raspberry-like sweetness to it. and the taste! Jeez ma weez, louise! You can distinguish all different types of berries! Sweet raspberries, sour cranberries and dry blackcurrents. wow!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4240) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Poured a clear amber red color with aromas of tart cherries, wet oak With some light malt. Flavors are tartness and cherries wet oak solid and enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle. Deep murky red, small white head. Aroma has tons of oak, caramel, vanilla, raisins, a huge fruity base topped with raspberry and especially cranberry, all of which are tart and subtly vinegary. Very complex and absolutely mouthwatering. Taste is extremely rich and powerful, vinous, oaky and packed with tart berries. It brings all the strengths from the different berries, and they all complement each other in a fine way. The palate itself is sticky and yet prickly, and envelops the tongue in a nice way.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2065) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
really a great beer. Pours a blushy pink color. Aromas are cranberry, raspberry bubblegum, red wine, oak. Flavors are nice and tart. Cranberry and raspberry. The only knock on this is the quick and watery finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2418) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
Thanks cards04 for Sharing this one. Spicy fruity aroma. Taste is sour with a dry pithy cranberry finish. Enjoyable Flemish red though I personally prefer the sour to pack a wallop while this is fruity. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (4745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2015
Great fruity-sour nose, cherries, wood, moderate sour. The beer starts intense fruity. Dark cherries, very dry. nice moderate sour with wood. Great intense, very sparkling, not too sour. Lots of smooth woody sourness, fresh, not too intense, highly drinkable, great. Only the aftertaste could be a bit more longer and / or intense. But great and nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (452) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
75cl bottle at home, best before 19/05/17. Foamy beige head that quickly disappears, beautiful reddish brown, slightly hazy colour. Fruity complexity in the nose with strawberry, cranberries, raspberry, sour cherries and green apples. Taste has this fruitiness too though less prominent, quite sour and tard, light vinous character, very light malts. Sour and sweet fruits linger long, dry mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation, light body but good flavours. Really a one of a kind beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingguy (865) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Murky red-brown. Aroma of cranberry and raspberry. Taste- semi-sour dry berries dominate. Cranberry is on the forefront. Not as sweet as I was expecting. Very nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gr0ve (2169) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2015
750 ml bottle. Red bronze colour. Clear. Small fine white head around the edges. Funky aroma with red fruit. Cherries. Fruity meat flavours. Some sourness, but well balanced and soft. Acids and sweetness meld together nicely. Just enough carbonation. A harmonious beer. Very nice, and very much recommended if you haven’t tried it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy_Luke (469) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Jest to o tyle rarytas, że piwowarzy pozwalają piwu macerować wiśnie, maliny i żurawinę w dębowych beczkach. Potem piwo refermentuje w butelkach. Powstaje piwo wyjątkowe i unikalne, gdyż rocznie wypuszcza się jedynie około 900 butelek. Po odkorkowaniu i przelaniu do szkła, oczom ukazuje się ładny, czerwono-różowy kolor, z niewielką, ale urodziwą pianą. Zapach bardzo przyjemny - głównie dominują wiśnie. Ogólnie określiłbym jego charakter jako winny. Pierwsze wrażenia po spróbowaniu - lepiej pachnie niż smakuje. Jednak w miarę ogrzewania, walory smakowe zdecydowanie się poprawiały. Nieco przypominał mi krieka. Lekko kwaśny i dość cierpki - jakby grejpfrut. Reszta owoców o których była mowa, również wyczuwalna, ale w mniejszym stopniu. Ogólnie świetne piwo, bardzo pijalne, pomimo swojej mocy!


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