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


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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14157) - Odense, - AUG 23, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Pours pink with a small white head. Fruity acidic. Funk, wood and incredible fresh raspberries. Crisp, funky and smooth. Really tasty and harmonic Rodenbach. Tasted again feb-14. Incredible fruit and drinkability. 4,2 -4,3.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1895) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Rosé pink. No head. Big, fresh, floral, juicy red fruits. Lightly tart. Dry refreshing. Very pink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maneliquor (3321) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Well fuck me this is just superb. The nose is juicy plum and date with raisin sweetness, oak, vanilla and red currants. Slight tartiness and you can smell the acidity. That acidity comes through in spades in the taste. Absolutely sour cherry forward stuff with a massive oaky feel. The acidity is what makes this world class, cuts through and leaves length. Sensational drop

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (598) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
(750ml bottle from Mikkeller and Friends bottle shop) Pours clear medium red with a orange-brown tinge and a small whitish active head that dissipates quickly while the bubbles keep coming. Aroma fresh and fruity with cran-raspberry juice character. A sweet and tart quality with a bit of cherry in behind (builds as it airs), soft lactic acid. Some leathery wood. Maybe a floral hint underneath. Cherry comes out much more on the tongue where it is sweet at first and acidic in behind. Raspberry also there in the middle especially. Barrels lends a mix of oak, leather and dried herbal undertones. Finish dry with cranberry tartness and a lingering sweet fruit note. Body is medium but syrupy with very light but sharp carbonation. So freaking fruity, lightly tart and juicy! Love it. Wood plays its part and it’s not too sweet but definitely isn’t the most sour of the style either. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Against my better judgment I decided to buy a bottle ($25.99!). Man, was I glad I did. This stuff was fantastic, with lots sour, tart flavors at first, then notes of raspberry to sweeten it at the finish. Subtle oak note throughout. Really Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeRoytheAlien (54) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
A pink sour! Aromas and taste of fruit, oak, and wonderful tartness without too much acidity. Overall, one of the best sours I've had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (3685) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle, previous batch. Pours cloudy hazel, small off white head, some lacing. Aroma is heavy raspberry, oak, stems, barnyard. Flavor is initially light sweet, light plus tart, a touch of funk. Super fruity, raspberries and cherries, really nice. Really really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tillmac62 (282) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Normal head volume, weak retention and minimal lacing - which is normal for the style. Pours a beautiful clear medium copper and garnet. Complex nose of tart and sour with notes of vinegar, hints of raspberry and cherry over a subtle fruit like sweetness. As it warms, oak notes are present. Light medium body with a smooth texture that approaches creamy and has an oily characteristic as well. Above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish. In short, World Class. The flavor profile is World Class and serves as the standard against which others should be judged. It is intense, quite complex and a brewer’s masterpiece of balance. It begins with a burst of tart fruit, raspberries and cherries, over a slightly sweet background. In the middle, tartness gives a slight pucker with only the slightest hint of sour vinegar. The raspberry and cherry fruit flavors slowly subside and cranberry comes to the forefront over a caramel like sweetness. As the finish approaches, dryness comes to the forefront coupled still with a nice tart pucker and flavor. In the finish, oak notes come to the forefront coupled with a slow fade of tartness and slight sourness. A dry pucker lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wekker84 (1610) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle a red brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts sourness fruits red fruits raspberries strawberries and sourness flavor malts sourness fruits red fruits raspberries strawberries some caramel spicy and a sourness finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1428) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
750 ml caged and corked bottle, no date on the bottle that I could find so I have no idea how old or what batch number this is. I’m pretty sure I’ve had this bottle for about a year if not longer, so it does have some age on it. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a slightly hazy ruby red/brown color with about a half inch light tan head. The head fizzled away quickly, and there isn’t much lacing. Aroma is nice and fruity (sweet and tart), the brew smells like raspberries, cherries, oak, vinegar, lemon and a bit of cranberry. The taste overall is a bit sweeter than I expected it to be. It tastes like raspberries, cherries (both sweet and tart ones), cranberries, oak, grape skins, caramel, vinegar and a bit of apple and lemon peel. The tart flavors were subtle at first, but then got stronger as I finished the bottle. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy with a good amount of soft carbonation. I think this is a pretty good overall brew. Definitely worth buying if you see it anywhere! $21.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4274) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2015
750ml c&c bottle from Xroads. Poured a slight reddish brown with a fizzy pinkish light beige smaller head. Aroma is fruity, cherry...raspberry...cranberry, medicinal, almost a hint of menthol on the backside. Body is lightly acidic, stingy carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor is a lot like the aroma, loads of fruit yet slightly medicinal and a touch of sourness. Good but not great.

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