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


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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
phildonk (5) - - JAN 29, 2014 does not count
Very rare! Very delicious! You can definitely taste the cranberry, cherries and sour cherries. A tad bit too carbonated! But other than that phenomenal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (965) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle share thanks to mrs. quash. Pours a fairly clear reddish color. Aroma of sour and sweet tarts, berry, raspberry, cherry, and some strawberry notes. Big cherry flavor up front, followed by raspberry with some funky barnyard character mixed in. Some slight medicinal character but not overwhelming. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
[My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp] Pours a hazy orange-amber with a small lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of lots of cherries, some wood, some spices, raspberries and cranberries. Nice flavour, lightly tart, with cranberries, raspberries and cherries. some spice and some vinegar. Medium bodied. I really liked this a lot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks GothGargoyle. Cloudy red, off-white airy cap that settles to a thin film and heavy rope. Aroma of cherry, raspberry, vinegar, wood. Taste is sweet and tart. Sticky mouthfeel. Excellent bitterness, perfect dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Slightly cloudy red/brown with a good sized pale head. Aroma is cherry, musty cellar, booze, berry jam. Medium-full bodied, nice balance of fruit and sour on the palate. Taste is red fruits, sour cherries, jam. Divine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3082) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear red with a alightly off-whtie head. Aroma has sour cherries, raspberries, oak, vanilla. Taste is acidic with tart cherry notes up front, light red berry sweetness follows with some raspberries coming through in the end, tart and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2918) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours a reddish brown, rusty rose color with a finger of gaseous bubbles. The nose has some sweet underlying malt and a big fruit presence, berry forward with a trace of nail polish on the deep inhale but that presence seems to off gas with a little time. The palate is layered with notes of raspberry, cranberry and even a touch of strawberry jam. Nice tannins mingle with some earthy malt and a trace of leather dries out the finish. Jammy and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3257) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2014
The morning after tasting rating. Plenty still left in the bottle. One of downsides of opening a bottle near the end of a tasting. Pours a deep hazy red color with a medium fizzy head. Aroma is very deep juicy cherries and funky effervescence. Like a wild natural cherry soda. Flavor is nicely dry with cherry with a great big burst of tartness and dryness at the end. A great prickly carbonation goes in line with the beer. Very lean and straight to the point. Long ass cherry basement aftertaste. Fucking awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2014
Flaske, købt i Barley Wine. Sjov farve, et sted mellem rav og lyserød. Intet skum, men livlig karbonering. Dufter intenst af blr, ikke mindst hindbær. Masser af bærsødme, og overraskende lav syrlighed til at tackle sødme. Tutti frutti-noter. Blødt træ. Meget nem at drikke. Ikke så kompleks - jeg foretrækker Rodenbach Grand Cru any day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2014
75cl bottle from Discount Liquor, split with my wife. Pours a clear, reddish brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is fruity, sour cherry, oak, vanilla. Medium on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour, oak, vanilla, some cherry, cranberry, with a nice tart finish. Very nice.

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