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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: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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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4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
An absolutely astonishing and suprising beer. Not at all what I expected from the Rodenbach name. This beer has elements of Rodenbach but also is very much like a fruit lambic. Nose is strong with the typical Rodenbach character and a touch of cherry and cranberry. It isn’t until you taste the beer that its full power becomes apparent. Quite acidic but extremely well balanced. More like an american sour than the typical flemish red it has far less of the vinegar notes in a typical rodenbach. Instead the back half the the beer is dominated by huge notes of cranberry, cherry and raspberry. Moderately sweet but sour enough to achieve near perfect balance, this beer is really only lacking in the nose, and note because the nose is bad in any ways, but just because it simply doesn’t match the incredible flavor. Probably the best Rodenbach I have ever had, and I’ve had them all at this point. Huge thanks to hopscotch for sharing this.


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 (6341) - 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 (6507) - 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 (248) - 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 (8556) - 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 (5660) - 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 (38) - 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 (643) - 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 (4358) - 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.


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