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


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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
darkguardian (725) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (3532) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
On tap during Brussels vacation, vintage 2014. Red color with bright pinkish head. Aroma of cherry and cranberry, tart notes, fruity with faint woody notes. Taste is fruity and tart, cherries, tart notes, distorted malt notes with a fruity and sour finish. Really nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (6559) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6140-20140121] Bottle. Pungent minty raspberry aroma. Clear, red amber body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Super fruity cherry sour raspberry stems flavour has almost a dry stone cranberry note. Medium-full bitter body. Strange but also kind of wonderful. (8/4/9/4/17) 4.2
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "Airelles?" "Cranberries." "My guess was poison... I was wrong."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mortlach (1005) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 12, 2014
750ml bottle shared @La Tana (Rome). Rossa viva e intensa, magnifica, schiuma bianca non molto abbondante. Al naso meravigliosi sentori vinosi e di frutta rossa, ciliegie, note di sottobosco e mentuccia, fragolina di bosco. In bocca è complessa e appagante, intensa, acida decisa, vinosa e leggermente acetica, stemperata e ingentilita dal fruttato, anche note di melograno e ribes. Corpo medio, carbonazione media. Una grandissima birra!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
Bopttle from Vinmonopolet. Clowing red, no carbonation to speak of. Lovely blend of berries and sour beer, everything feels fresh and true to the ingredients.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiosna (259) - - DEC 9, 2014
0,75 pullo@ OPP. Sameahko punertavan ruskea, hiukan kastanjanruskea. Ei näy vaahtoa. Tuoksussa hapanta marjaa, aavistus sherrya, kirsikkaa ja vadelmaa. Maussa hapanta kirsikkaa, loppupuolella vadelmaa, makeutta, kivasti sievästi hiilihappoa. Ainoa miinus omalta osalta se, ettei ole "olutmaisempaa" .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (2427) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2014
0,75l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear red with a low head. Aroma is sour berries. Flavor is sour berries with a sweet aftertaste of fresh berries. None of the acidity of lambics. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bright red pour from 22oz bomber from blackwells, at murphs. Smells like a cherry pie. Very sweet. Fruity and sour, massive taste, delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beachmaster (174) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bomber into a tulip. Pours reddish brown, with a big pink head that fades quickly. Nose is cranberries and sour cherries. Taste is pleasant, tart without being astringent, Clean short finish. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ContemplateBeer (1580) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Opened on the occasion of my daughter Maura’s baptism. Aroma: Cranberry and tart cherry come through more than raspberry; imminent tartness apparent in the nose. Oak is surprisingly light. Appearance: Rusty red, mostly flat pour with a scant off-pink head that dissipates quickly. Flavor: Cranberry more apparent up front; cherry comes through toward the finish with a lingering tartness. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: A superlative example of the Flemish Red style, and a fantastically pleasing beer otherwise. The rosé of the beer world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 29, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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