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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: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10446) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle @ Stephen’s house thanks to Dave. Thanks! Pours a bright purple maroon appearance with a cream colored head. Very rich cran raspberry, juicy cherry, somewhat funky, light vanilla, juicy aroma. Very juicy, tart, oaky, tart cranberry, sweet cherry flavor. Not super complex and not as good as some Rodenbach but a good beer.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (2727) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2016
750 ml bottle poured at Eugene’s farewell tasting. Thanks! Very fun try. Reddish orange pour with no head. Lighter cherry aroma. Flavor is a larger cherry pie like character, with a smooth, wonderfully tart and sweet complimented finish. Memorable, and excellent on all counts. Loved it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7727) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
(Bottle) Red colour with foamy pinkish white head. Fruity, slightly sour nose with cherries, raspberries, red fruit, hints of oak wood and balsamic vinegar. Fruity, tart taste with notes of raspberries, cherries, cranberries, oak wood, balsamic vinegar and a dry and tart finish. Medium body, mainly dry. Not quite as deep and complex as the Grand Cru, but more balanced and really tasty and enjoyable. Excellent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ninecats (471) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle, 2013 ed. Semi clear deep red, white/pinkish quickly dissipating head. Aroma is full of berries, cherry, marzipan, tooth paste, sweet malty notes. Taste is sour in the start, dry berry sourness, later fine sweet malty notes, marzipan, cherry and candy, all while remaining freshly sour and woody in the back, finishes dry with more berries. Medium body, surprisingly high carbo. This is world class.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (628) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
Draft at Briljant, Haarlem. Red with a reddish offwhite head. Tart aroma of red fruits, wood, malts, light acetone alcohol. Taste is sour, red fruits, wood, malts, dry finish, light funk, tart red fruit aftertaste. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle at Sommerhuset. Thanks Mads. Pours a clear light brown with a small white head. Sweet and sour with a mellow bitterness. Aromas of raspberries with notes of balsamic vinegar. Also hints of toothpaste. Medium bodied. Medium to high carbonation. Sour and bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
castor010 (131) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 18, 2016
Zniewalający, złożony aromat. Czerwone owoce, słodkie praliny, likier owocowy, lekka kwaskowość. Piwo czerwone, niemal klarowne. Piana słaba. W smaku podobnie - słodko i kwaśno. Czerwone, dojrzałe owoce, winny posmak.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2821) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Draught at Brewdog Helsinki. Ruby red color, minimal pink head. Sour taste with cherry, raspberry, tart, a bit of oak, grass and a bit of toast. Sour finish with cherry, raspberry, tart, earthy notes and oak. Exquisite sour red.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sokuzs1 (533) - - JUL 16, 2016
Aroma: cherry, raspberry, wine, some woody, spicy and wild notes Taste: medium sour, wine, cherry, wild, spicy, raspberry, cranberry, light kefir

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomat (3238) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2016
On tap @ Rover. Hazy reddish amber with a tiny off white head. Fruity and sour tones. Fruit, acidity, wood and malt. Medium body with a nice balanced sour/ sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dahlstrom (242) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2016 Clowdy red with a medium white/reddish head. Strong aroma of berries, followed by light caramel and oak. Taste reflects the aroma, with a medium sourness. Low to medium body, dry texture. Medium carbonation.


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