MrW (335) - Londerzeel, - JUL 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle.
Red, vinous, no head.
Aroma of cherries, cranberries and other red fruits. A touch of wood.
Starts sour with huge taste of cherries and fruits. Turns into sweet with an enormous cranberry finish.
tdmuel (193) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this might be the best looking beer I’ve ever seen. It’s a hazy slightly pink/rosey red color with a small and fizzy, very light pink head that is almost white. There is a surprising amount of musty and grassy funk on the nose, very tart smelling, kind of that balsamic vinegar tart Rodenbach is known for, I can mostly smell the cranberries, the cherries and raspberries seem to blend together somewhat, and a nice subtle oak note. Wow, this beer continues to blow me away. Sweet raspberries up front, lots of bright red berry taste, the fruit seems to cut the sourness away quite a bit, though there is still plenty of that patent rodenbach balsamic vinegar sourness, a nice oaky taste, and a nice bit of barnyard funk. Wow, what an astounding beer. So refreshing and delicate, not overly sweet, and very smooth.
alexsdad06 (3821) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy reddish color with a large pink head. The aroma and flavor have big fruity notes, oak, raspberries and cherry, tart lightly acidic, very good.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle , rating #5000. Pours dark red eith a fast dissipating off-white head. Aroma of fruits, cherries, raspberries, some mint, oak and sour notes. Flavor is sweet and sour with some fruitiness, raspberries, oak, mint, malt, grapes and raspberries. Medium body, average carbonation. World class .
halfwayhouse (13) - - DEC 6, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Words can’t really describe this beer. Incredible aroma, incredible flavor--you taste cranberries and cherries, and just the right amount of sour.
b3shine (3506) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (2012 vintage; shared with the Mrs,). Looks good; a semi-transparent deep cherry with foamy light pink head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; tart, fruity, and a touch funky. Tastes like it smells, only more robust. Pleasant on the palate. Enjoyable.
jhamp9 (879) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly hazy red pour with a pale pinkish head that slowly fades down to a film. Great lacing. Great aroma filled with cherry, raspberry, wood, and a hint of vinegar. Taste is very tart berries, slight vinegar, faint oak. Really nice tartness. Slightly acidic. Dry on the palate. Great beer. Really enjoyable.
matthewjk (802) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Put down some real money to try a real beer this evening. Look, this is no joke. Caractere Rouge is exceptionally well-balanced; it strikes the right balance of tart fruit, lactose, and smoothness. A pleasure to drink, but I will have to run the finances again for re-purchase at $20 / 750ml bottle.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Red color, slightly brownish, with orange hues.Great aroma full of cherries, some berries, oak, lactic notes and a bit of caramel. Lovely sweet and sour flavor, kinda lactic, full of cherries, berries, oak and a funky finish. Rounded mouthfeel. Really delicious.
madvike (2374) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from MotherBrother...thanks Peter! - Pours reddish with no head. Nose is a mix of cranberry, raspberry and cherry--nice. Tart but not sour. Taste is pretty heavy on cranberry and raspberry with an accompanying tart pale sourness. Thin, with medium carbonation.
Xenon (48) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is only the 3rd sour or so I’ve had, but this could be the one to get me into them. Medium clear cranberry color with a very thin head that remains. Does not taste Like a beer but feels like one to drink. Each of the cranberry, cherry, and raspberry flavors are easily found and very prominent. The motufeel is dominated by the tannins from the oak barrels which gives it that stinging and tart feel. Almost sweet like a soda for a second with all the fruit flavors then the sour takes over with the sting. I can’t really yell the hops and malts because I am not really familiar wiith sours. This was really enjoyable like a good wine.