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


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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1244) - PORTUGAL - JUL 24, 2014
Shared a 75cl bottle thanks to a colleague. Pours an hazy deep reddish brown colour with almost no head. Berries, grassy, yeast and oak in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is mix of sensations that grows during the tasting starting with some tart notes, passing through sweet fruity flavours and with a sour dry finish. Overall, a beer that makes you think twice about the meaning of the word beer... And takes it to quadrants were the wine usually rules. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (296) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2014
Bottled shared with grogandk. Thanks brah! Pours a cloudy dark brown red. Thin almost clear white shortlasting head. Aromas of raspberry (!), slight mint, grass, some yeast. Taste is very raspberry aswell, very nice fruity sweetness, quite surprised this isn't more sour. Some nice fruity tartness in the end. Grass, yeast, also has quite a minty note to it aswell. Tart dry ending. Pretty high carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2124) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
bottleshare thanks to Beechner224. Nose is slightly acetone with some fruit reddish brien color. Taste is much better than aroma. Very fruity, slightly tart. Slightly acidic. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (763) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a ruby red, white head. Aroma is tart, oak, cherry. Taste is fruity, cranberry, oak, tasty. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle thanks Stacy. Red brunish pour with pink lacing. Aroma full of cherries, cranberries and raspberries. Tart fruit, light cherries and raspberry tones, light spice flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1967) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2014
75cl bottle courtesy of tderoeck, merci maat! shared@BE-USA game. Pours gorgeously deep pink-red, juicy nose of raspberry and cranberry more than cherry, taste is heavy on the juiciness as well, more so than any regular Rodenbach: red berry peel, some cherry pit and candy-like raspberry & cranberry fruitiness. Not a trace of ABV or any beeriness at all, for that matter. Less sweet-and-sour balsamic than Rodenbach Grand Cru, almost no oak barrel character which I actually did miss after a 2nd serving - but marvelously balanced as macerated red berry juice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (389) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle, 75cL. Home. A dark garnett beer with ruby hues. Medium white head. Thin bubbles. Poor persistence. Fruity aroma (cheery, raspberry), wood, acid. Light to medium body, medium silky texture, soft carbonation, lasting dry sour finish. Refreshing. Overall, great Rodenbach : fruity woody aroma, powerful sourness, silky texture...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Pours deep red with white head. Aroma is cherries, raspberries, wood, sour. Aroma is medium sour, cherries, raspberries and medium sweet. Very well balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (6306) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle @ Michael. Pours reddish amber with a fading offwhite head. Aroma of rich sweet and tart fruit, cherries, raspberries, wood, balsamico, light vinegar, wood. Flavor is sweet and light sour, rich fruity, cherries, raspberries, cranberries, wood, redwine notes, balsamico, light vinegar. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation, light acidic finish. Great beer, very easy to drink. 210614

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (185) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2014
Ruby red with little foam, almost like cranberry juice. Reminds me a lot of the retired Alexander. Lots of cherries, raspberries, only a hint of cranberries. Nice acidity and a great finish with sour and fruity sweet notes.

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