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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ContemplateBeer (1584) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Opened on the occasion of my daughter Maura’s baptism. Aroma: Cranberry and tart cherry come through more than raspberry; imminent tartness apparent in the nose. Oak is surprisingly light. Appearance: Rusty red, mostly flat pour with a scant off-pink head that dissipates quickly. Flavor: Cranberry more apparent up front; cherry comes through toward the finish with a lingering tartness. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: A superlative example of the Flemish Red style, and a fantastically pleasing beer otherwise. The rosé of the beer world.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 29, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4654) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2014
This has a nice fruity but not sweet aroma. Looks quite good. This is truly excellent. A mixture of the fruits and a perfect blend of sweet and sour, such that it’s never too sweet and the sourness isn’t extreme either. Truly an amazing beer who’s only real complaint is the prohibitive price. Fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (498) - LATVIA - NOV 28, 2014
Red with fastly disappearing pink head. Excellent fruity aroma. Taste sweeter when expected, but not too sweet. Nice dourness full of fruity notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teddybeer (2348) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 23, 2014
Reddish color with a medium formation of an off-white head with minimal duration. Aroma has notes of red fruits, mainly cramberries and cherries with some wooden hints. Flavor is very fruity, some yeasty hints, wooden notes and mild sourness. Fruity final with a slightly sourness mouthfeel. Awesome beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3085) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours clear reddish color with light tan head. Sour cherry and raspberry aroma. Sour cherry and tart raspberry flavors up front with a dry cranberry finish and some oak. Medium body with lively carbonation. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (492) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
duft. hindbær kirsebær sød duft. lidt jordbær duft smag: meget sød megt frugtig ikke meget surhed pga den høje frugt sødme kirsebær hindbær lidt jordbær

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (213) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle@Tuulensuu. A bit red color with no head. Aroma is complex with cranberry, fruit, alcohol/wine aroma and yeast. Quite high carbonation. Flavors of cranberry, malt, yeast, apple.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (235) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle share at Evernote. Aroma is almost buttery (maybe butterscotch) and lots of berry. Taste is a wonderful mixture of raspberries, cherries, oak... a very balanced sourness. Palate is also a lovely mix of fizz, astringency, acid. Tasted this along with a bunch of heavy hitters: Lost Abbey 10 Commandments / Unibroue Grande Réserve 17 / Allagash Tripel Reserve (all rated 99) and this was by far my favorite.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
750ml bottle, slight amber-copper hue, with an off white head, with a very nice good winey oak barrel, red wine tannin, red berry nose, with a sweet and sour, raspberry, cherry, cranberry acidic accent, and a faint toasted, caramel malt, subtle raspberry vinegar note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a very nice sweet and sour, acidic wildberry, blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry tart, red wine fruity tannin, light caramel, toasted malt character, with a woody oak barrel, raspberry balsamic vinegar, subtle chocolate, winey vinous, faint lemon acidic, tart rhubarb flavour, leading towards an acidic, wildberry, fruity cherry sourness, red wine tannin woodiness, tart passion fruit, lingering raspberry balsamic vinegar finish.


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