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


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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.

PeatyPete's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (446) - - JUL 8, 2013
Red amber color with light pink foam. Aroma of red berries. Taste of cherry, raspberry but also the slightly bitter dry towing of the cranberries. Sour vinegar-like aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (1920) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
At a tasting, many thanks, smallish head, very cloudy rod to brown color, aroma is a melange of dark fruits - dark cherries raspberries blackberries, currants , fresh berries flavor with some plums and caramel, medium pronounced sourness with a light sweetness balancing. Great fun to drink, yummy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TET (1910) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
A blood red with brown notes, a head is quite weak and blond. Aroma is complex and balanced, great. Marvellous cherries and raspberries, medium and balanced sourness, some perfume, vinegar and barrel. Taste has intensive cherries and raspberries, quite strong sourness is balancing, some barrel and hint of sour cranberries. Lots of raspberries in the end. Medium+ bodied, slightly sticky, sourness is refreshning the palate. The sourness has great balance and that’s not unattached and the main element as the most times with these beers. Natural and intensive cherries and berries. Nuanced. Brilliant beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RollE2k (34) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
*from old note* Absolutely one of the best sours i have ever been drinking. Sour, very fruity and refreshing. A little sweeter than usual for the style. Almost perfect!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (970) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
750ml bottle. Hazy reddish, verging on brown. Lasting head. The aroma has a blast of grape skin fruitiness, and also something I’d describe like winter spices, but it’s likely the raspberry and cranberry combining. In the taste they make for a less distinct cocktail but the fruity dimension is a good addition to a Flanders red. Tobacco undercurrent. Classy stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Ruby pour with a short fizzy tan head. Strong raspberry and cherry notes, sour fruit, wet oak and earthy notes. Taste is cherry pie, sour berries, tart fruit, wet wood, earthy notes and candied fruit. Body is medium with a strong, prickly carbonation. Moderate dry finish and slightly acidic. Ends with more sour berries, tart fruit, wet oak, earthy notes and some candied fruit notes. Delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BiiruBierBeer (389) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Smell is nice berries and mild sourness. Taste is popping with berries and a super nice medium sourness that hits lke a brief kick and then it’s gone. Perfect carbonation with a nice full body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WaW (11) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2015
A delight right from the moment of opening the bottle. Sublime, complex nose that immidiately overwhelms you in the best meaning of the word.I definitely get the cranberries in the nose as well as in the aftertaste. Cant even begin to decribe the explosion of tastes in between. Simply great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rougeau13 (2119) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Thanks to Suttree! You are the Man once again! Hazy, lovely shade of reddish-amberish-pinkish with an off-white pinkish head that doesn’t ever quite disappear. Holy aroma of cherries, raspberries, cranberries, and barrel. Decadently fruity but not too sweet with a really nice, balanced, sour kick that stays with you, and big oak flavor. Medium bodied, very dry, and slightly fizzy; thick-champagne-like. This is tits!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevencon (498) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Wow! Big thanks to nelson! Light haze but surprisingly clear. Bright ruby red pink with white head. Lots of sweet and tart red fruit aroma. Hints of oak and lactic yeast. Floral fruity sour great carbonation. Dry tannic finish. The beer is simply fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (554) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Rating #500. Courtesy of Toni Flükiger, many thanks! Reddish color with big white head. Berries, tart, woody, sweet. Taste is sweet berries and funky, but very different from the usual funk. More hayish, not aggressive. Very smooth mouthfeel. Very jam-like. Perfect carbonation. Rather delicate. Very balanced. So good. No wow-effect, just perfectly balanced and enjoyable. Lovely, despite its sweetness. Not more to say.

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