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


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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frax (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2016
750ml bottle. Faint cherry and sugar aroma. Smells much stronger as it warms up. Effervescent pour with a think red head that flattens out quickly. Less sour than anticipated, which is not necessarily bad. Light body with a long, even finish. Improves greatly as it warms to room temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (675) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2016 Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy ruby with thick off white head. Aroma is fruity with cherries and other berries, a little sour aroma but not much. Taste is very well balanced with nice fruity sweetness mixed with sour tart. Flavors of cherry, raspberry, cranberry. Very drinkable. Excellent sour. One of my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mdr1991 (23) - - FEB 2, 2016
Tolles saures fruchtbier! Hat super zu mousse au chocolat gepasst! Schöne rote farbe! Wenig aber sehr feiner schaum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
750ml corked bottle, pours deep red, brown, aroma is fruity, cherries and raspberries, tart with woody notes. Great balance and very drinkable. Soft carbonation and a woody, light tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (518) - ITALY - JAN 24, 2016
Rossa con riflessi giallastri, limpida, schiuma vagamente tendente al rosa (praticamente bianca) di media persistenza. Aroma di aceto di mele e mela verde, ciliegia più leggera, legno, note oleose e lievissime note vinose, pelle conciata. Al palato sempre aceto di mele e mela verde, legno, ciliegia, lamponi più leggeri, note vinose, coda oleosa ed astringente mista a leggera ciliegia macerata. Retrolfatto acetico. Corpo leggero, ben carbonata, texture oleosa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (993) - SPAIN - JAN 23, 2016
From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 5x03-04. Nice fruity nose, without tartness. Fruity taste too, with sourness typical of its fruits. Wouldnt repeat however.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dermi (1079) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2016
75 cl, bottled. Pours cloudy brown with a small white head and some sediments. Aroma: Wood, cherries, red currants. grains. Taste: Medium- sweet, notable tartness. Wood, red berries. Raspberry. Pleasant. Palate: Near medium body, average carbonation. Notable tartness. Winy characters. Refreshing. Very pleasant, yet interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2016
0.75 l bottle from Alko Arkadia (Special Limited Collection), Helsinki. Amber colour some head. Aroma is yeasty with fruits. Taste has cherries mellowed with the other fruits and great tartness. This is really a fruit beer without any sweetness. Bit more complicate than just lambic with sour cherries since the base beer is not just dry but also also somewhat malty. Still you shouldn’t expect any beer like taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bozo_skeleton (976) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 14, 2016
Ruby et trouble, collet fin de grosses bulles qui s’estompe vite Des aromes puissants de fruits rouges et cherry, chargés de bois et une pointe de cuir. Montee acide progressive qui s’exprime pleinement sur la finale. Longue, pleine de fruits et de bois, très effervescente en bouche

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (2026) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle from Biercab Shop. Reddish colour with off white head. Fruity, raspberry aroma. Sweet, fruity, raspberry, sour taste. Medium body.

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