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

bottled
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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (54) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
A: Raspberry, oak, cranberry T: Raspberry, cherry, oak, Bassets winegums, violet, caramel, hint of cigar Overall: Tart and sweet! Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
bottle at Crabbapples bottle share. pinkish red pour, medium bodied. wonderful sour, lots of tartness, vinegar, lots of berry notes. really nice

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1361) - Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Appearance: clear pinkish red, with a quickly vanishing fizzy pink head and active carbonation. Aroma: exploding with fruit, including prominent cherry and raspberry notes. Taste: sour, then sweet, then tart, then sour again, with all those awesome fruit notes and a nice dose of old wood and pipe tobacco. Finish: nice sweet tart balance, with the cranberries slowly coming on. Notes: Bottle from Perfect Pour Columbia. Superb. Though heavier in alcohol, seemed lighter in body than most of their offerings, and a bit more sweet. The fruit character was fresh, ripe, and added layer upon layer. Really enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (615) - CROATIA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle; pours ruby with a thin beige head; aroma is very fruity and tart with red berries and a bit of vinegar; taste is initially sweet and then becomes tart with more red fruits as the dominant flavor; finish is crisp and dry; very nicely balanced between the sweet and sour; excellent beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anfractuosity (136) - - NOV 1, 2014
Great beer, tart fruit beer, with a reddish colour, I much prefer this beer to the Grand Cru.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4706) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
This poured a Ruby red color with a pinkish head. Aroma was vineous, cherries and cranberries. Flavor was lightly tart, but also sweet, tons of red fruit, again light vinegar, some lemon and leather. Really tasty stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1634) - - OCT 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 Bottle. Clear ruby with thin off white head. Aroma and taste are tart raspberry and cherry with a touch of oak. Lots of lacto. Thin sticky mouthfeel. Outstanding brew.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgentgesdo (674) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours cloudy red/brown with a small white head that vanishes without trace. Nose is crazy complex. Sour cherries, raspberry, and cranberries, with raspberry first, cherry second, cranberry third. There is a sharp oak woodsy note at the very first. There are complicated bitter/astringent flavors from fruit peels. Flavor is sweetish/sour. This reminds me of a fruit lambic more than a sour. There is a little numbing sensation on the tongue. Mouthfeel is rounded at the beginning, trending towards a water finish. Clean. A little astringent. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (949) - Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. This was a long time want; I’m glad it got distributed to the US. A: Red bordering on brown. Cloudy. Off-white head. Some lacing. N: Raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, vinegar, cherry, grapefruit, lemon rind, wine grape, sugary grape. T: Sweet and sour. Some sweet-tart elements, but the overall flavors are nicely divided. M: Prickly, filling carb. Medium body. Alcohol is well hiddden. O: A superlative beer. Amply fruity, and I would dare say it’s reminiscent of Rodenbach Alexander.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ej (786) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Pours a amber coppery color with a small light pinkish head. Complex aroma with vinegar, wood, cherries, raspberries and almonds. Hints of leather and paint thinner. Taste is moderately acidic. Loads of fruityness from the berries. Sour and tart. Dry finish. Body is close to medium, mouthfeel is thin to oily with lively carbonation.


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