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


on tap

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RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (636) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle, 75 cl Medium sourness, light bitterness, medium body, light to medium body. Decent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (217) - SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smågrumlig, röd med tunt ljusrosa skum som mestadels lägger sig. Söt, syrlig och bärig doft av inlagda körsbär, krusbär och lite hö i bakgrunden. Inledande sötma i smaken, med en ganska tillbakahållen syra. Mycket frukt och bär. Härligt fyllig kropp, tar rejäl plats i munnen. Inte farligt torr. Viss beska och bitterhet av unket blött hö i slutet. Mycket trevlig!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopstinopolis (26) - - OCT 22, 2015
Cherries, leather, oak, soy sauce. Nice complex sourness and the fruit brings interesting dimension. My only complaint is that the body is a little thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rjen (51) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
Amber red with a small off-white head. Aroma of cherry, berries, raspberries, red wine, tart, lemon and wood. Taste is medium sweet, light acidic and light bitter. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
glennmastrange (2531) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle. Moderate hay for the malt, grass for the hops, light cheese for the yeast, with hints of cherry and solvent. Head is average size, fizzy, off-white with a few slippery spots of lacing and has good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy, with small particles, medium red. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and heavily acidic, then finishes heavily acidic and sour. Palate is medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation. Another true Sour Red that I’m not truly on board with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1532) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2015
On tap at Ölrepubliken. Clear copper with off white head. Clean sour funky with Wood and berries and sour apples. Dry, medium sour with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkandersson (39) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2015
Viss beska bakom syran, fin sträv sur smak med vinösa toner, vinbär, grape, hö och karamell.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
milo91hd (180) - Lecce, ITALY - OCT 13, 2015
Bottiglia 75 CL. Colore rosso con un bel cappello di schiuma poco persistente, aroma di ciliegie, frutti di bosco e una nota acetica ben pronunciata. Al palato è molta fruttata e dolce e chiude con un’acidità che porta subito ad un altro sorso. La adoro

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFF (63) - - OCT 12, 2015
Bière très, peut-être un peu trop, fruitée (prédominance de cerises), sans pour autant être sucrée, heureusement. L’acidité de ce type de bière balance plutôt bien les fruits rouges. Au final, on ne se rend même pas compte du fort taux d’alcool. Robe rouge, mousse blanche.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2702) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle gift from SJ. Wow! I’m not crazy about the style, but it was really good. Notes of cranberry, sour / tar fruits, wood and zest. Finish was bubbly, and bready with a blast of tart sting. Well done.

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