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


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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Drunk with Dom and Dan. Totally delicious. Like a smoother less sick tasting version of their Gand Cru, yet oddly not quite as good. I need to rerate that. Big cheers to Richie btw

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dommod2011 (703) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Nothing on the bottle, not even a whisper. Lights survived this one as well. Cherry cough sweets, light and airy. Good, but the company it was in last night was challenging.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3966) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Bottle from the_bish. Superbly easy to drink. Sweet cherry, raspberry. Thin in mouth. Light. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (637) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Beautiful beer all round. Look is light reddish pink, which makes complete sense when you taste the raspbeery sweetness coming off the brew. Taste is light sour with bright berry flavour. Very refreshing and fun. Nice finish - sherbert-esque. Great beer all round. Refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SperkeleForce (641) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Jookos. Pours nice reddish copper with small head and a great scent of berries. Taste is cherries, berries, sweetness and marzipan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2408) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2013
@ Basunen. Fantastisk fin, rödlig färg. Doften kommer på en gång och är tydlig fruktig med störst toner av jordgubb. Smaken har en fin och sammetslen syrlighet, känner även den karakteristiska sötman från de vanliga Rodenbach men även en tydlig fatton. Mycket gott!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steve_0 (2931) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Dave. Big thanks for this one man! Pour is beautiful crimson with a small white head and decent lacing. Sweet fruits, cranberry, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, light funk, oak, sweet tarts, and licorice in the aroma. Taste is sweet, yet sour, super tart, sour patch kids, strawberry juice, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, and oak with a moderately sour finish; super fruity. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation Super sweet, fruity, and sour an awesome treat to try. Awesome!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9550) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle @ Stephen’s house thanks to Dave. Thanks! Pours a bright purple maroon appearance with a cream colored head. Very rich cran raspberry, juicy cherry, somewhat funky, light vanilla, juicy aroma. Very juicy, tart, oaky, tart cranberry, sweet cherry flavor. Not super complex and not as good as some Rodenbach but a good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6775) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, huge, huge thanks to Dave for the pour! Dark reddish pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big raspberry, tart cranberry, hints of cherry, blackberry, hints of nice lemon, lactic and vanilla notes, nice tart lemon, wow this is nice. Taste is a mix of raspberry, nice cherry, hints of lemon, lactic notes, slight horseblanket, lots of cranberry, lingonberry, nice basement, finishing sweet, but slightly tart hints of earthy tart fruit. I want more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2708) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Bottled. Pours reddish in color with some bubbles. Cherries, some sweetness, berries as blackcurrants. Some marzipan too. A bit like some wilberries hand-picked is the taste made of. A bit of them berries in the finish as well.

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