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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KennethArd (375) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
Fruity aroma of cranberry & cherry. Hazy brown/red with low head. Intense sour fruitiness. Medium body, creamy texture & lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2554) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Hazy purple red in color... Aroma is super woody, notes of cedar and cranberries... Flavor is cranberries, cherries, light berry and tartness on palate... Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1399) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Dark copper color, medium white head. Light sour fruit aroma. Medium body with with a sour fruit flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1294) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
A sour aroma of fruit and berries, pours a reddish brown with no head. A sour taste of fruit with a hint of raspberry and cranberry with a medium body and a mildly sour finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (847) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle: pours murky reddish brown, strong sour cherry aroma, tart, fruity, earthy taste, dry finish, medium carbonation. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hikeg (191) - - DEC 17, 2015
Small, fizzy, pink, mostly diminishing head. Normal, medium red body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of cookie, grain and nutty. Light hoppy aroma, with notes of flowers and perfume. Moderate yeasty aroma, with notes of barnyard and earth. Notes of cherry, raspberry, cassis, white wine, cask wood, butter and sulfur. Moderate sweet, light bitter and moderate acidic initial flavor. Average, moderate sweet, light bitter and moderate acidic finish. Medium body. Watery texture. Lively carbonation. Light alcoholic, light astringent finish. Best I’ve had in this style. Excellent

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mariuspoenari (422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
One of my favourite sour beers, I keep going back to it over and over again - tons of fruit and sourness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Unde (669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Orange to red colour and small head. Aroma has cranberries, cherry and raspberries bringing sourness and sweetness together really well. Taste is quite sour, same cranberry, cherry and raspberry are in the taste. Sweet and sour taste that is really nice. Medium body and medium carbonation. Exceptional beer, from the bottle to the taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marko (4542) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2015
At the Magic Beer Room, split between several people... now where on earth did my booklet go. Aaanyway. clear red-amber body. D Aroma... dried figs, cherries, sweet maltiness. Taste... dried fruit, cherry,carbonation slightly stronger than it should be, but generally fine. Lovely balance. Very mild tartness to round things up.. in the end just simply lovely. L to the ovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (461) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015

Aroma:
Very fruity, berries, cherry, raspberry, red wine, slightly sour.

Appearance:
Opaque amber/light brown beer with a slight off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts moderate to heavy sweet, then gets slightly sour and ends dry. Really complex and full of fruit.


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