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


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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (975) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Rating #500. Courtesy of Toni Flükiger, many thanks! Reddish color with big white head. Berries, tart, woody, sweet. Taste is sweet berries and funky, but very different from the usual funk. More hayish, not aggressive. Very smooth mouthfeel. Very jam-like. Perfect carbonation. Rather delicate. Very balanced. So good. No wow-effect, just perfectly balanced and enjoyable. Lovely, despite its sweetness. Not more to say.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Thanks to the wife for the Valentine’s Day gift here. Pours fairly clear reddish brown, very slight head. Aroma is sour cherry, berry, faint oak, bit of caramel. Flavor matches. Delightful balanced sour note throughout. Really well done, a great reminder of just how much I appreciate Rodenbach. Can’t say I could tell the berries were present, as a lot of the berry flavors here are found in the "traditional" Rodenbach beers, but very nice however you want to look at it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2231) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Red thin head. Nice sour dark fruits in aroma and taste great mouthwatering astringent finish. Prickly carbonated. Good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (279) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 23, 2015
75cl bottle from Slowbeer. Pours reddish brown with a medium head, the sparkly foam quickly dying. Lots of berry in the aroma, the sour cherry is noticeable as well. Very interesting and appealing taste of cherry, sourness, some berries. Fine carbonization, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5559) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
Na, Nuancen zwischen diesen und den anderen Rodenbachs habe ICH NICHT erkannt, aber eine gewisse Milde im Abgang und ein wenig weniger Fruchtigkeit als die Nebenbuhler könnte ich schon attestieren. Eine feine Säure mit einer gewissen Süffigkeit bilden hier dennoch, wie gewohnt, eine gewisse Klasse. Und da die Balance hervorragend ist, kann man gegen dieses Piwo nix sagen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1124) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle; shared with Clayfiish (Untappd) at my place. I think it was sourced by Andy Parker or myself. Thanks Andy. Cherry Red. Sour acid aroma. Old socks. Vinous red wine. Sour cherries. Lactose acid. Taste is tart cherry, lactose, leather, smooth texture, citric juice. Very nicely-rounded. Benchmark for the style. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5574) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
Sample from Erzengel, many thanks. The beer has got a deep ruby-brown colour with a medium body. Aroma of mild red wine vinegar and unripe grapes. Taste of mild smooth vinegar, malt, barley, wine, mild acid and unripe fruits. The sourness is well balanced with offering a welcomed deepness. Enjoyed it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4041) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle at Carsten. Clear dark pink. Aroma heavy fruity (cherries, craneberries, mint, raspberries) and acidic. Flavor light sweet, medium to heavy acidic and complex. Medium body. Wau.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2/20/2015. 750 ml. bottle. Reddish color with a fizzy pinkish head. Aromas of red berries, a little oak. Tart and tight, not overly sour. Exceptional balance that ends with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (871) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
75cl bottle in a head to head with classic Rodenbach. Pours a reddish amber with a small, white head. Aroma is oaky, fruity with lots of dark berries, balsamico, vinegar, very dry, lots of juicy berries with some sweetness to it. Taste is a very complex mix of the sweetness and the sour and tart notes. Vanilla-sweet, oaky, dark cherries, fresh, sour raspberries and dry, slightly bitter cranberry. All very explicit. Nice, juicy medium body and medium carbonation as well.

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