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


on tap

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RATINGS: 561   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5794) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2013
Bottled, large sample. Slight hazy reddish color, short frothy head. Aroma is very fruity of raspberry and cherry, hint of oak, some marzipan, hint of tartness. It starts quite sour, but then also some fruity sweetness comes. It seems like a blend of a Flemish Red and a Oude Kriek. It’s not as sour as both can be, as the fruits bring a lot of fruity sugary sweetness with them. Very nice beer, though the balance was not optimal as it cannot decide whether it wants to be a Kriek or a Rodenbach.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
750 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a beautiful dark amber colour with a bright ruby hue. Aroma is very, very rich with raspberries, rosehip, lingonberries and some mild citrusy notes. Flavour is rather strong and tart with raspberries, rhubarb, lingonberries, tart lemon juice, fluor, deep red cherries, bubblegum and strawberries. Full bodied, tart dry mouthfeel and a long lingering tart, berryish, dry finish. Incredible fruitiness accompanied with Rodenbach tartness. So good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7517) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
75 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours slightly hazy red color with a small head. Aroma of sour berries, grape fruits and grass, some rose hip also. Flavor of rose hip, cherries, goose berries and cherries. Very tart and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013
75 cl bottle @ PBF VIII
Aroma is quite light with some cherries and sour notes. Also some slight tart feeling and fruit candy. Flavour is quite tart with lots of berries, some cherries, oaky notes and juice. One sour berry juice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (21275) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
Bottled at PBF. hazy copper/amber, minimal head. Tart woody cherry/raspberry aroma. Dryish with woody vinegar and light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Cider vinegar and sour wood, slight red berries. Not as deep as most Rodenbach versions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4734) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
750ml bottle @ PBF 2013 from Systembolaget

Pours dark reddish with a small white head. Aroma of sour cherries, berries, tartness, fruits, hints of spices and yeast. Taste is sweetish, sour and tart with notes of cherries, berries, ripe fruits and yeast. Finish is sour and sweet with notes of sugar, berries, ripe fruits and hints of cherries. Quite sweet and sour red ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (5090) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
Big bottle from SB cons 2013-08-22 Göteborg AR: tart sour red berries, german kriek, wee vanilla AP: wee hazy bloody red, frothy pinkish steady head F: kriek, cranberries, raspberries, tart, sour, hard carbonation, medium high bitternees,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
750mL. Pours hazy, beautiful Pinkish red but deep near rhubarb or reddish purple. Pink foam. Nose is fairly phenolic, pretty intense on green olive brine, Taste is salty, mildly acetic, quite leathery, lots of fresh raspberry and cranberry. Bright overall with a wickedly quick finish. Nice, but the mega phenol nose is distracting. As it warms, that leathery, bright, quick palate is getting better and better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1386) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
Rubinröd, lätt dimmig öl med lätt rosa skum. Mycket frukt i både doft och smak, framförallt hallon men även tranbär och körsbär. En bra kombination av fruktsötma och vinägersyra.

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