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


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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfroms (295) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle, batch 2 I believe. Pours beautiful garnet-tinged amber. Aroma: wow. Seedy raspberry, sour apple, kriek lambic, very light balsamic, pleasant tartness, musk. So complex. Taste is sweet and tart cherry fading into sour complexity and sweet malts mingled with sweet and sour jammy raspberry. Soft mouthfeel. Delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2014
One of the best smelling beers, sour or not, I’ve had in a loooooong time. You can pick out each fruit in there (raspberry, cranberry, cherry) and the oak and acidity is present enough to get your attention, but not so much it’s a distraction. Right in the middle. Medium sour, nice feel...refreshing and super complex at the same time. I could have killed the 750 by myself in record time..."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2210) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Old rating rerated 14.08.2014, 0,75l bottle sampled @ Café Sara:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet sour-ish fruity, red berries, mild vinegar, grass, sour-ish candypowder, caramel malts. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry fruity, sorrel, mild vinegar, oak, soda powder, sour red berries, grass, caramel malts. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
codfishh (82) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Poured from a 750ml bottle at home. Aroma is some sweet malt balanced by an acidic cherry aroma. Deep reddish brown, thin head that disappears quickly. Sweet caramel malt that fades quickly into a shard acidic fruitiness, cherry and raspberry come through in the finish. Medium body low carbonation, creamy texture with a dry tart finish. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (3094) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle at home from urban tap, Cardiff
v reason able £12.50 for 750ml
pours deep crimson brown with slight beige lacing and rich aroma of mint, soy sauce, red wine vinegar cranberries and cherry pits. Very fruity shrub like acidity and full bodied complexity of the grand cru. Fairly high carbonation but otherwise easy drinking and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ferryman72 (16) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
Since only 900 of these are made, I’ll have to wait for the right occasion. So, I’ll just rate it as average and re-rate it when I drink it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crlnts (306) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 9, 2014
At the source. The commercial description is misleading, juice rather than fresh fruits seems to be in use. It’s a Grand Cru with cherries, raspberries and cranberries. And it tastes like that.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3706) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 7, 2014
Ruby red body and pretty stable head, for the style especially. Very nice dry raspberry and cherry aroma. Juicy, plucky sourness, fruity, still certainly malty and refreshing enough despite the fruity sugars, especially as the ending is well carbonated still. Delicious! (75cl bottle gift from Cecile and Nicolas, many thanks!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
giorgos_gtc (95) - GREECE - AUG 4, 2014
Aroma of cranberry.Thin or no foam. Taste the same but not the same strong. Transparent body with the red colour of red wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
triximonk (36) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Aroma is filled with sun stained raspberries. Appearance beautifully blood orange. Taste is a balanced sour with raspberries and cherries. A very nice drink.

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