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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: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14648) - 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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1478) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2015
brown colour with ruby notes, moderate sized peach-coloured off-white head; aroma of raspberry, sour cherry, oak barrel notes, some fruit liqueur and sour wine; taste of sour cherry, raspberry, woody notes, intensive sourness and bittery aftertaste; excellent ’beer’

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6693) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2015
750, corked and baled. For as obsessed as many of us have been with this beer over the last year or two, it’s completely mystifying to me how I’ve not rated it before now. Who knows how many we have opened? Pours a murky and very deep rubied garnet with a fizzy and sudsy layer of off-white head with light pink accents. The head sticks around for a while, leaving tiny dots of lace. Big tangy nose, lots of cranberries, a bit of oak, plenty of balsamicy tang balanced against the fruits. Creamy medium body with lively carb. The sharpness and heavy tartness of the nose balances far back for the mid-palate, leaving a pleasantly balanced and layered tartness that’s very approachable, consumable, and refreshing. Crisp fruity lemonade finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2705) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle at cafe benelux, Milwaukee. Lightly vinegary sour cherries along with sweet red cherries. Very inviting. Slightly hazy orangish red under wispy off-white. Sweet and sour cherry that is perfectly balanced and with a complex sourness, but not overly complex overall. Lingering tingly cherry feel and flavour, medium light body, medium high carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
allmyvinyl (6345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle from Craig’s. Pours murky red brown with no head. Aromas of cherries, strawberries, light sour. Taste is more strawberry and cherry, light balsamic note. Dry finish with some tannins. Sweet back note. Lovely.
Dregs run solo tasting

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (590) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottleat Craigs. Probably at least 5 years vintage. Aroma is cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Taste is sweet cherry, slight sweet cherry, raspberry, rstrawberry and slight hay.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is huge raspberry, cherry, funky, taste is tart berry, light funk, sweet, delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mesjasz (253) - Lodz, POLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle, probably second batch. Amber/brown color, vanilla, white head. Aroma of cherry, strawberry and raspberry, wine. Aroma is intense and nice. Taste is dry, light to medium sour with sweet finish. Flavor of wine, cherries, raspberry, lemon, dry orange. Finish is light sweet fruits, aftertaste is long and dry with lemon flavor. Wow, this is amazing beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8580) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
750 ml bottle. At the Kerho, Tampere, Finland. Hazy red color with a tiny light tan head. Raspberries, cherries, mild sourness, musty notes and mould in the aroma. Super smooth flavor of raspberries, cherries, red berries, yeast, mild sourness, mould and dryness. Yummy! 750 ml bottle is just enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5685) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate cherry and raspberry (equally sweet and tart) with light lemon and a touch of a touch of oak. It’s a mostly transparent orangish-red with a one finger fizzy pink head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a very fine ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light cherry sweetness. The finish has moderate sour/tart raspberry, lemon, light apple, oak, and a touch of vanilla. The cranberry is there too in the finish, but I probably wouldn’t notice it without being told it’s there because my attention is really drawn to the tart raspberry. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, this is super refreshing and the fruits really work well together.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jelledebont (39) - 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...


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