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


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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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piwnepodroze (547) - POLAND - DEC 27, 2017
Uwielbiam takie piwa. Bardzo z?o?one w aromacie i czas smaku. Pocz?tkowy ocet winny w zapachu szybko zmienia si? w mas? owoc�w - czere?nie, maliny, nuta drewna. W smaku mocno wysycone, owocowe, lekko kwa?ne, ale to odczucie si? zmienia. Do ?redniego. Ciut czekolady w posmaku. Kompleksowe i pyszne.

imperial_suchy (370) - Rybnik, POLAND - DEC 27, 2017
Piwo na piękny czerwony kolor, jest klarowne. Piana występuje w postaci pierścienia przy ściankach szkła. W aromacie winne, delikatnie octowe. W zapachu jest też dużo czerwonych owoców takich jak wiśnie, żurawina, malina, kojarzy mi się też z czerwoną porzeczką. Oprócz owocowości czuć też subtelny karmel i wanilię. W smaku piwo jest bardzo dobre, kwaśne, owocowe i winne. Tutaj na pierwszym planie jesy chyba malina, za nią wiśnie, żurawina, skóra i delikatne drewniane nuty. Warto wydać pieniążki na takie cudo. Klasa.

nickd717 (5079) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Bottle pours mostly clear reddish amber with a small light beige head. The aroma is nice, fruity, lots of berries - cherry, strawberry, cramberry, raspberry, some tart vinegar. Flavor is quite sweet and fruity with a tart bite as well. Lots of sour cherry and tart raspberry, puckering, a touch acetic. Medium body, biting, decently carbonated. Nice fruit beer.

Beers0mniac (160) - Joensuu, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2017
Brown-reddish color with small pink/white head. Intense berry aroma, red wine, sour. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate acidic with berries in the background, leaves dry. Overall complex beer yet delicious

Inoven (1102) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2017
Fles gedronken tijdens vakantie. Rood ,rose achtig bier. Aroma van krieken. Smaak en nasmaak is zuur.

zbyszek_cz (183) - POLAND - DEC 18, 2017
Delikatny zapach, malinki, bardzo delikatny ocet, coś jakby dżem. Piękny Smak. Ocet wymieszane z dżemem, lekko pestkowe kwaśność mocno napędza slinianke. Delikatnie zalegająca goryczka. Świetne piwo, wielowymiarowe ułożone. Winne

Turboninja (992) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2017
[email protected], from Alko Anttila, Tampere, Finland. Strong, averagely sour nuances of plum and cherry, a hint of highly overaged raspberries. A bit of malts detected probably due to a bit more drier character than Alexander. Medium taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with malty cherry. Medium body with medium/low carbonation. Overall, quite same as other Rodenbach's red sours but as a bit dryer this is more for my taste. Superb quality, though could have more funky and distinctive character.

larsga (7690) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2017
Medium coarseish fizzing head quickly disappears entirely, leaving a thin thin white ring. Hazy opaque intensely red body. Deep red berry and acid aroma with wooden notes. Sweet-acidic raspberry and wood taste with cherry notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dryish-acidic cherry and raspberry aftertaste with waxy earthy peppery notes. Nice, highly drinkable, easy to like fruity sour-sweet beer. Not the most characterful or complex, but still a very good beer. (0.75l bottle, from wine monopoly, Strømmen.)

GoufCustom (2351) - HONG KONG - DEC 9, 2017

750 ml corked plain bottle tied with booklet, opened with fairly low ‘pop’ bought at Valentino Chocolatier in Wanchai circa 2014, aged for 3 years.

Looks: Clear burgundy colour with a thick layer of dirt-like yeast sediments; Near zero head with sparse, residual soapy white foam which fades immediately; Poor sticky lacing with zero carbonation.

Aroma: Very Fragrant red malt, with red wine, light brandy, penetrating mix of cherries, cranberries, blackcurrant and raspberries, barrel, sugar, nice strong yoghurt tartness and light red vinegar. Complex, fruity and nice!

Taste: Quite sour red malt, with red wine, cherries, fair, raspberries, yoghurt tartness, light red vinegar, funk, light alcohol, barrel, light sugar, light floral and lemon. Subtle!

Body: Close to light body. Watery but slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Strong red maltyness in a watery but still slick background (thanks to aging). Very little traits of Ale left behind, instead this is like a very subtle wine hybrid - and impressive array of cherries, raspberries, red vinegar, yoghurt, booze and funk - all well combined, not too strong but not too light, just right on the money. All well balanced by fair sweetness and lemon, yet so easy to drink. Is this for real !?

Hoppiness: No nose, light floral and lemon in taste; Bitterness is low for an abrupt, nice sour and sweet red malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry; Very fruity winey and easy to mouth.

Comments: I am glad I wait until now to taste this. Its aroma is so fruity, winey and refreshing, and the taste - so subtle yet complex - well worth the wait. A fine example of a beer turning into a fine wine. Lovely!

P.S. A nice choice for my #2200 rating! :P

drpimento (3912) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2017
This stuff is so good. Very aromatic and tart yet balanced. Just enough malt to round things out. This is one of the very best beers I've ever had. And maybe the best example of a Flemish Brown.

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