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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: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
apickles (265) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle at the Victorian Beer Cafe in Halifax. Ruby red with a little cream head. Very fruity nose with a little bit of cough syrup on the nose. Fizzy in the mouth, very cherry and a little drying in the mouth at the end but very pleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (2197) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle in the Victorian Beer Café, Halifax. Pours clear ribena colour with some light off white froth around the edges. Sweet aroma of raspberries and cherries with a hint of sourness. The taste is sour and sharp with sour cherry and raspberry flavour. Sherbet like fizz. Slight perfume note and a dry finish. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1881) - ESTONIA - APR 10, 2015
Red beer, small beige head. Nose is tons of raspberries, red berries, wood, tart notes, dryness, sweetness. Flavor is red berries and almost vinegary acidity, woody and dry finish with a firm acidic tones. Lingering dryness and more tartness and wood. Pretty nice tartness, wood compliments it nicely. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kristaps (16) - LATVIA - APR 7, 2015
From bottle. Aroma of berries. Hazy amber-brown with a small head. Very pleasant sour-sweet taste: berries, oak, some sourness. Great brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2173) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Pauwels, Belgium. Pours murky brown/red with no head. Nose is sharp malt vinegar, apple vinegar, raspberry, cherry, sour and tart, hints of wood barrel, earthy. Taste is sharp, acidic, lactobacillus sour and tart, berry sourness, vinegar acidic, malt vinegar, raspberry and cherry fruit, aged oak wood.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (1100) - ISRAEL - APR 1, 2015
Bottle sample at the tasting, thanks! Hazy amber-brown with a small head. Aroma of berries (raspberries, cranberries), wood, cherries and wine, a bit funky. Taste - sour berries, caramel, prunes, cherries with slightly dry finish, delicious. Medium-bodied, oily and smooth. Great.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (728) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Huge aromas of sour berries and cherries. Lovely burnt amer color tiny bubble ring of head. Wonderfully tart raspberry and cherries long lasting slow fades. Smooth for how Sharp the berry tartness is.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (2248) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
At a tasting, many thanks, smallish head, very cloudy rod to brown color, aroma is a melange of dark fruits - dark cherries raspberries blackberries, currants , fresh berries flavor with some plums and caramel, medium pronounced sourness with a light sweetness balancing. Great fun to drink, yummy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TET (2164) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
A blood red with brown notes, a head is quite weak and blond. Aroma is complex and balanced, great. Marvellous cherries and raspberries, medium and balanced sourness, some perfume, vinegar and barrel. Taste has intensive cherries and raspberries, quite strong sourness is balancing, some barrel and hint of sour cranberries. Lots of raspberries in the end. Medium+ bodied, slightly sticky, sourness is refreshning the palate. The sourness has great balance and that’s not unattached and the main element as the most times with these beers. Natural and intensive cherries and berries. Nuanced. Brilliant beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
*from old note* Absolutely one of the best sours i have ever been drinking. Sour, very fruity and refreshing. A little sweeter than usual for the style. Almost perfect!


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