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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: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Wow this is awesome. Everything I want in a Sour Red plus more. It’s all there slightly yeasty, with a funk and a hint sour cherry in the smell and taste. But you also get an added flavor of mostly tart cranberry with some raspberry. This is a must try if try if you like this style.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jelledebont (18) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2015
Fruitbieren zijn niet mijn favoriet, maar gezien de hoge beoordelingen en de mooie uitstraling van de fles, moest ik deze toch wel echt proberen. Conclusie: fruitbieren zijn niet mijn favoriet. Deze smaakt gewoon naar cassis. En ik vind cassis best lekker, maar niet als ik bier verwacht...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikesaum (632) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Pours a nice red brown with a one finger pink head that fades to a collar. Aroma is cranberries and raspberry vinaigrette, light vanilla under it all. Taste is so complex, light cherry and cranberry, soft oak and vanilla to a tart raspberry vinaigrette that makes you pucker a bit then smooths out into a cherry vanilla. Such a great brew, shame the bottle shop is sold out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (4052) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2015
750ml bottle @William K Kurvi. Cherry red, thin white head. Raspberries, cherries, oak. Flavor has raspberries, cherry notes, wood. Interesting, very juicy. Still no big friend of fruit beers though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JHeath99 (1413) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber with fizzy off white head. Aroma is intense oak and fruit. Taste is tart with funk, cherries and berries along for the ride, with an undercurrent of wood.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4197) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours mosty clear runt with off-white head. Aroma is oak, vinegar, dark berries, fig, caramel, and soft bready malts. Flavor is cranberries, raspberries, dry malt character, oak, sour esters, and faint sweetness. Medium/full body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (3332) - Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2015
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 2/19/2018. Pours clear ruby red/copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a ring of lacing. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart cherry, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry, green apple, lemon, red grape, light cider vinegar, caramel, toast, hay, straw, grass, oak, light pepper, light musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, berries, dark malt, and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart cherry, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry, green apple, lemon, red grape, light cider vinegar, caramel, toast, hay, straw, grass, oak, light pepper, light musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fair amount of fruit tartness and light yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry, apple, red grape, caramel, toast, oak, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, berries, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; with an awesome sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/acidic mouthfeel that is amazing. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a world class fruited Flanders red ale. All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, berries, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth to drink with the low amount of acidity. An insanely amazing offering.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (906) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Pours a dark deep red brown color with a thin late rising off white head that goes quick. A great nose of vinegar funky cranberries. It’s like a sour beer Christmas gift. A sweet jammy fruit flavor upfront full of cranberries and tart raspberries. A creamy cherry even makes its way in. A really nice vinegar feel comes in halfway through and goes down with the finish. A slightly dry finish. So good and so many layers. A fruit explosion with a tart finish. Fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours red, sizeable off-white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of funk, cherry, cranberry, apple, red wine, barrel. Taste is tart, very fruity (cherry/cranberry/apple), lightly acetic, earth. Palate is slick, lower carbonation, sweet/tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1910) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 2, 2015
75cl bottle bought at cerveteca lisboa. Dark brown, dark red. Thin white head. Medium sourness. Light sweetness. Aroma is cherries, balsamic vinegar, wood, nutty, smoky, mint.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (400) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 31, 2015
Pours dark ruby with short-lived tan head. Aroma is raspberry, cherry, strawberry, hibiscus and milk chocolate. Very vinous, very dry and very sour, with no bitterness whatsoever.


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