overall
100
100
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 781   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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3.4
SlackerMads (3360) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle. Hazy chestnut brown with a medium sized diminishing off white head. Berries, wood, nail polish and vanilla in the nose. Flavour has berries, wood, hay, dust, light sugar. Some sweetness, light sour. Not much depth and fairly sweet. Underwhelming.

4.7
L_Lovecraft (596) - - MAY 13, 2016
Wood, cherry, raspberry, cider vinegar, beautiful amber/reddish colour with a small and not persistant white/beige head, medium body and high carbonation, taste is an amazing sensation: sweet and sour, cherry and raspberry than cider vinegar again, dry finish, very refreshing, taste of Rodenbach is not compromised by the fruits that donated to this beer a delicious sweetness...like a whisper, like a gift for a king, like a masterpiece, i can not forget it.

3.7
vipinvelp (4374) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2016
Clear red, small red foam ring remining. Light sour aroma and likewise in taste, Cherry and wood notes. Complex, great. (Nijmegen 201604)

4.3
kokkenrolv (348) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is sour caramel, fresh sunripe berries, hints of orange and citrus. Brown amber, cloudy, medium small off white head. Light sweetness, medium sour, taste is sunripe berries, caramel, port and sherry, hints of vanilla. Medium body, soft carbonation, long complex and slightly sour finish. Fantastic!

4.2
FrankZappa7 (510) - GERMANY - APR 30, 2016
[email protected] Roter Körper, cremefarbener Schaum. Milde Säure, leichte Essignote, schöner dezenter Kirschgeschmack/-Aroma. Toll.

4.6
copestx (227) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - APR 28, 2016
75cl bottle. Not the first or the last. Amazing cranberry/cherry aroma. Taste is vinegar, fruity tartness, oak, medium sour, w/ the classic Rodenbach aftertaste. My favorite Flanders red/brown.

4.1
Giochaurand (532) - FINLAND - APR 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy rubby red with low head. Aroma is fruity, sour cherries, cranberries and wood. Taste is sour, acid, fruity, dry smooth, nice.

4
emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a deep ruddy red with a thin beige head. Lots of pie cherry in the nose with sour and tannic cranberry, cherry pit and almond, and a touch of phenolic acidity. Bright berry notes in the flavor with cherry predominant and cranberry on the back. Nice acidity/tartness upfront with a touch of marker/phenolic. Medium light bodied and dry.

4.4
Antonio369 (203) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2016 75 cl bottle, served in a wine glass. Poured a cloudy red with a two finger off white, pinkish head. Delicious aromas of cherries, cranberries, raspberries, oak, tart, caramel, flowers. Taste: OH WOW! cranberries, cherries, raspberries, tart, very vinous, caramel, vanilla, very oaky, woody dryness, vinegar, granny smith apples. Very complex tastes of sweet, sour and dry. The sour is not overwhelming at all. A medium body with a long dry and fruity tart finish. Rodenbach really outdid themselves with this fruit nectar. Absolutely heavenly!

4.4
brnandersen (3870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 15, 2016
75 cl bottle poured in to a Snifter. Dark red colour with an amber tint. Thin, off-white head. Lovely colour. Tart, fruity aroma with sour cherries, raspberries, cranberries, oak, sweeter fruits, caramel malts. Leather and tobacco. Nice wooden nuances. Taste is lightly sour. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes lasting dry and tart fruity. Superb Flanders Red.


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