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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: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (391) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours bright ruby red, the white head sporting a touch of pink hue. Cranberry juice dominates the aroma, raspberries, strawberries and cream, vinegar. Smells mostly sweet with some acidity. Flavours are lots of cranberries, tart cherries, rhubarb, red wine and a vinegary, astringent finish. Awesome combination of sweet, sour and some balanced acidity. Medium bodied and unassuming 7%. Cool beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
750 ml bottle via trade. Pours a mostly clear reddish-gold with a small but resilient off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, cranberry, cherry, raspberry, oak, almond, cream, and faint balsamic vinegar. The flavor follows the same lines, with a lower level of the balsamic kind of acidity I expected from Rodenbach. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, jammy, funky, slightly acidic mouthfeel. Really nice and balanced, and maybe tilts a little toward the sweeter than the sour. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darrennelson12 (420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 In 750cc bottle; pours ruby red .. this tasted like ocean spray cranberry cocktail. Very easy drinking .. doesn’t taste like beer at all .. overall, nice though not sure I would drink it quite often

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1478) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2014
750 mL bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC (best before April 29, 2017 according to the bottom of the bottle). Pours deep red with a quick light pink head. Aroma of red berries with notes of apple and oak. The taste is at first shockingly sour but finishes very smooth. For me, the cranberry is the dominant fruit flavor providing plenty of tartness and keeping the beer more sour than fruity. A bit expensive but a great beer.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SSSteve (3802) - - SEP 11, 2014
bottle. hazy, glowing golden red hued beer with a small, loud, light pink head. lots of berry fruits from aroma including strawberries, cherries, raspberry,etc., and some oak with mild sourness and hints of butter/caramel/vanilla. oak and sweet berry flavors dominate. moderate sour intensity. the berry sweetness really helps cut the acidity. moderate/high carbonation that is very fine bubbled and it creates more a creaminess on the palate than an annoying prickly mouthfull. this beer is perfect!....just the right amount of a acidity, sweetness, oak character, carbonation. a fast drinker at 7%...i downed the whole 750 all by my gluttonous self. didn’t even fire up my heartburn!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andriesradu (513) - ROMANIA - SEP 10, 2014
Pours deep red with no head. Heavy fruity, cherries, strawberries, sweet, sour. Flavor is moderate sour with a long duration quite strong notes of cherries, winy. Ends dry

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wolfbass (937) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 10, 2014
E’ proprio vero che le cose più buone sono quelle inaspettate, perchè mi è capitata fra le mani per caso questa meraviglia. Qualcosa di fantastico, direi sublime. Qua siamo decisamente ad un passo dall’olimpo. Già il suo colore sembra dipinto, poi al naso il sentore aceticolegnoso, che si sposa magnificamente con aromi fruttati delicati, dolci quasi trasognanti. In bocca è da godere, alternando la sua asprezza, con la parte ciliegioamarenosa. Nulla da aggiungere, solo da bere...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickel (331) - - SEP 8, 2014
Dark red color. Little bit hazy. Fruity aroma. Really wine-like. Medium carbonated body. Taste of grape, cherries, hints of malt. Sour aftertaste

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Timvim (110) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle @ home 20140905. Pours a beautiful deep clear red with a huge pink head. Good head retention. Aroma of raspberries, cherries, artificial candy. Taste of raspberries, cherry pits, cherries, very mild yet pleasant acidity. Some tannins in the end. Wow!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1701) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle from CBX. Deep red pour with a pink tinge with a bubbly white head. Big sour cherry and raspberry aroma, cranberries, strawberry purée with oak and funky yeast. Flavor is similar with a mild tartness and a fructose sweetness. Medium bodied, nicely balanced a well put together. Very solid.


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