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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: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrW (448) - Londerzeel, - JUL 19, 2012
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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (555) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours red-brownish with a white foam ring. Aroma and taste is pretty much the same - Vanilla, red berries, red currants, light tart, cereals and sour milk. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry.
Really good beer, but the taste is a bit short, as with many of the sour red ales.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rammer (331) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 21, 2015
Lovely aroma of raspberries, cherries with a few hints of wine. The perfect balance of fruit, sour and sweetness! Wine Barrel also felt.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (2550) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle thanks to errl! Dark red pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is packed with vanilla and fruit. Big raspberry jam, vanilla, oak, flowers, and cherry skins. Tastes awesome with a great sour/sweet balance. Reminds me of a slightly soured NG fruit beer. Can taste the cranberry now to go along with the huge raspberry jam. vanilla, and vinegar. Hints of pears, lemon, and flowers too. Very easy to drink and delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ysok02 (249) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2015
Une superbe bière, encore plus puissant et complexe que la vintage, le nez explose des notes des fruits rouges acidulés et la bouche est longue, finement acidulée et d’une longueur kilométrique. Un régal absolu

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1534) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 14, 2015
#1500 rating Couleur ambrée rouge, légère mousse beige. Nez fruits rouge (surtout framboise) très liquoreux et notes sucrées. Gout fruits rouges acidulés avec notes liquoreuses (surtout canneberge, qui donnent une note cassis je trouve), très légère note boisées. Très bonne, un petit regal a deguster, pas courant, mais pas assez complexe mon gout alors que j’adore les oud bruins.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pieeetr (31) - Hägersten, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2015
Det här är så bra det kan bli i denna genre. Sjukt välbalanserat utan att bli tråkig eller förutsägbar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1623) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
Delade flaskan med Robert. Lagrat ölen 2.5år i källaren. Aromen var trevligt, fruktig och bärig, kanske lite nyas från lagringen. Smaken där emot, fantastisk. Balansen var så fantastisk mellan syrliga börsmaken och den sötman som fanns.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matbli (114) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle 750 ml, pours amber to red with almost no head. Aroma of sour cherries, strawberries, vinegar and a hint of wood. In taste high sourness and medium sweetness, with some tartness in the end. Alcohol isn’t noticable at all. Nice and very fruity sour ale, but I expected something more from the ageing in oak barrels.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fdomig (516) - München, GERMANY - APR 17, 2015
750ml bottle. Aroma is cherry, light malt, vinegar. Appearance is cloudy brown. No head. Taste is very sour and light sweet. A vinegar-water like feeling. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (1351) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle (from Wine of Galilee). Pours red with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is raspberries, cherries, caramel, burnt sugar. Flavor is sweet and sour, berries, cranberries, raspberries, cherries, caramel, malt, vinegar, and wood. Overall: very nice brew.


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