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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: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjs (5375) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2013
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at One Pint Pub, 201309013) The beer poured reddish brown and quite clear. Its head was medium sized and pinkish. Aroma had sourness, cherries, cherry stones, raspberries, berries and Belgian style yeast. Palate was medium carbonation and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were cherries, raspberries, sourness, berries, malts and bitterness. Afteraste had berries and bitterness. An interesting and pleasant combination.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
winkle (477) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2013
Deep red/brown colour, quite bright with quickly dissipating low pink head. Raspberries, cranberries and cherries in the nose. Good balance between sourness and fruit, although probably on the sweet side for my taste but still enjoyable. Light body, well carbonated, lingering sour/sweet finish. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2118) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
750ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Clear amber-red with small light pink head. Light lacing.
Aroma : Lactic sourness with cooked cherries. Light cough syrup notes. Hot cherry pie, some funk, light wood. Light raspberries maybe. Light acidity from cranberries maybe. Some tartness.
Taste : Lactic sourness with sharp acidity. big cheery pie. Light raspberries. Light funk. Finish cherry pie with light funk, light wood and light vanilla.
Overall : Fairly nice fruity notes. Nice persistent fuity finish. Classic Rodenbach sourness. Really nice looking. More acessible for me than Rodenbach Grand Cru but I’m still not a Flanders Red fan. Well made, nice stuff, just not my thing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Experiment_Ale (1089) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle at my place with group. Pours beautiful deep rose red. Taste is raspberry cherry. Hint of cough syrup. Finish is medium and smooths out. Pleasant beer. A little acidic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (929) - örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
Oklar röd-orange med litet lätt färgat skum. Doft: Gele hallon shot, vinäger, trä, äppel kart, jäst, äppelmust. Smak: Vinäger, gele hallon, citron syra, omogna hallon.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mickson (6) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
How I enjoyed this bottle! I was a bit sceptic when I bought it, but what was I wrong. From the first taste, I immediatly enjoyed the sweet sour flavour. Its colour is simply magnificent. A perfect red brown beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
Staffan47 (890) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 Så oerhört vacker! Vet inte vad jag hade väntat mig, något grumligt brunt kanske men det här var ju helt otroligt vackert. Härliga bärsmaker med fin balans mellan syra och sötma. Lever helt klart upp till mina enorma förväntningar jag hade. Världsklass och perfektion. Men två år på fat alltså. De känner man inte så mycket av. Undra varför... Rerate: fortfarande värdsklass och passar på att köpa fem flaskor till. Dom kommer gå åt. Men varför i hela friden har man århundradets sämsta kork på en så pass fin och välgjord öl? Den här lilla fjanten kommer inte stå pall tidens tand speciellt många år. Planen att spara några flaskor till pensionen spricker ju nu pga en dålig kork. Ajaj ------- en 2011a på Kulminator och den känns ju oerhört lik. Vågar mig inte på att påstå att det är skillnader om jag inte har dom parallellt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Japalo (1492) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle@Søernes Ølbar. Light red. Small head. Raspberry rules. Cranberry/cherry yes if you know it. Very fruity. Complex. Great tart-dryness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smercurio (4) - Roma, ITALY - AUG 29, 2013 does not count
wonderful beer , fruit is well balanced and blended perfectly with everything else.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
traPISSED (106) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 28, 2013
75cl bottle enjoyed in São Paulo. I was very excited to try this and I had hyped it up in my own head for some time. This might have been the reason I wasn’t completely blown away by it. My bottle was filtered and pasturised which stripped the depth of flavour and aroma. Both the flavour and aroma where on the sweeter side of sour. The sugar is certainly more dominant than the refreshing sour aspect. Plus with the lack of alive yeast to eat those sugars it’s not going to change the sweetness with age. Still a great beer but in my opinion its not quite up there with the best.


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