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


on tap

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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (945) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Pours a dark deep red brown color with a thin late rising off white head that goes quick. A great nose of vinegar funky cranberries. It’s like a sour beer Christmas gift. A sweet jammy fruit flavor upfront full of cranberries and tart raspberries. A creamy cherry even makes its way in. A really nice vinegar feel comes in halfway through and goes down with the finish. A slightly dry finish. So good and so many layers. A fruit explosion with a tart finish. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1850) - Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours red, sizeable off-white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of funk, cherry, cranberry, apple, red wine, barrel. Taste is tart, very fruity (cherry/cranberry/apple), lightly acetic, earth. Palate is slick, lower carbonation, sweet/tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1976) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 2, 2015
75cl bottle bought at cerveteca lisboa. Dark brown, dark red. Thin white head. Medium sourness. Light sweetness. Aroma is cherries, balsamic vinegar, wood, nutty, smoky, mint.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (422) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 31, 2015
Pours dark ruby with short-lived tan head. Aroma is raspberry, cherry, strawberry, hibiscus and milk chocolate. Very vinous, very dry and very sour, with no bitterness whatsoever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (687) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
750ml bottle shared with dnicolaescu and artemb. Cloudy reddish body, small beige head. Aroma of cranberries and mint, sour cherries, aged balsamic vinegar. Taste of cranberries, strawberries, lemon juice. Fruity and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (148) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 26, 2015
Aroma: cranberry, Viburnum berries, mature vinegare. Taste: moderate sourness. Flavour is rich: mild chees, bitter almonds, some oak astrigency. Fresh berries in the aftertaste. Very good, rich and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1319) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 26, 2015
BOTTLE 75 CL. Strong strawberry and fruity aroma, solid malt backbone, mild acetic notes. Solid and smooth. Might be somewhat over the top with the fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (571) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours red-brownish with a white foam ring. Aroma and taste is pretty much the same - Vanilla, red berries, red currants, light tart, cereals and sour milk. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry.
Really good beer, but the taste is a bit short, as with many of the sour red ales.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rammer (360) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 21, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2015 Lovely aroma of raspberries, cherries with a few hints of wine. The perfect balance of fruit, sour and sweetness! Wine Barrel also felt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (2841) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle thanks to errl! Dark red pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is packed with vanilla and fruit. Big raspberry jam, vanilla, oak, flowers, and cherry skins. Tastes awesome with a great sour/sweet balance. Reminds me of a slightly soured NG fruit beer. Can taste the cranberry now to go along with the huge raspberry jam. vanilla, and vinegar. Hints of pears, lemon, and flowers too. Very easy to drink and delicious.

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