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


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RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1931) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2016
750ml bottle. Muddy reddish body with a pretty much non existing head. Berries in the aroma, especially raspberries. Flavor is juicy, where raspberries also dominates, followed by citrus and sweet cherry notes. Tart, but not at all as their beers usually are. Kind of easy to drink and juicy, but I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (2555) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2016
0.75l fles gedeeld met Jeroen en Lion. donker rood met een bescheiden creme kraag. Geur en smaak worden vooral overheerst door cassis en kersen daarnaast subtiele hout tonen. Smaak houdt het midden tussen zoet en zuur, klein beetje ziltig in de afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1879) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2016
75 cl bottle from Alcostock? € 14.99. BB... nope. Edit: oh, there it is, on the bottom: 18.05.2017. Pours kinda maple syrupy purplish-brownish red. Head off-white, not too big, retains around the edge. Aroma of indistinct berries, cherry most recognisable, with a strong hit of the tiny yellow vitamin C pills that I used to take, woody too. Tastes sourish sweet with an acidic/vinegary tanninic twist. Cherries mixed with cranberries, perhaps, indeed. Later on it’s like licking oak. No leather or tobacco as said on the label. Rather active carbonation, body medium, finish woody dry and somewhat sticky. Pretty good but kinda confusing considering its average score is above 4, and it being no 5 in the Sour Red/Brown category.

BTW. Is it really necessary to add corn, sugar, fructose, vitamin C and E405 in a beer? Has it always been like this? If not, when did they start doing that?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (1993) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
W aromacie super soczyście, owocowo, wiśnie, ciemniejsze owoce, poziomki (ten aromat dominuje), lekka wieś, super! W smaku podobnie, soczystość dominuje nad wsią, kwaśność zaznaczona, ale stosunkowo lekka. Półpełne w ustach, wiśniowo - poziomkowe, o tanicznym finiszu. Zacne, naprawdę zacne!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2865) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2016
2013 editie. Roodbruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, honing, houtig, crème. Smaakt fruitig, citrus, zurig, houtig, tikkeltje bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjez (575) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2016
2013 vintage bottle. Pours a hazy pale red, low white head. Berry aroma, acidic sourness, light yoghurt. Cherry flavour that leans far more sour than sweet, light vinegar, a little barrel wood, light tannins. Drinks so well, feels like 4% and has a flat start then the fizz kicks in. Gets better over a whole bomber. Tart fruit and crisp. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
90 (364) - BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2016
Mooi roze in het schuim. Verfijnde neus met zuren van rood fruit. In de smaak het typische ’oud bruin’ maar geflankeerd door kriek en ander rood fruit. Zeer mooie afdronk met mooi uitgebalanceerde zuren.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (1220) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2016
Redish pinkish colour, pinkish head. Aroma of vingar, raspberries, strawberries, wood, red wine. Taste is medium sour, light sweet a lot of red berries and oak flavour. Light body, slick to thin texture, lively carbonation. Very impressive! Its the gift to myself for my 28th birthday.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emelie (68) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
Röd, oklar, vitt skum Lukt: röd sylt, mandelessens, lite spritig/lacknafta, lite bark Smak: papprig/torr, röda bär, syrlig, läskande syrlig eftersmak, Mandel, lacknafta, syrligt, Lagom med kolsyra som ligger kvar, fantastiskt gott!! Man vill bara ha mer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axl (803) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2016
750ml bottle, 2013 vintage. Dark red with light red head. Aroma is sweet raspberries, light raspberry marmelade, sour cherries, wood, light cranberries, a light touch of almond/marsipan and light vinegariness. Taste is similar with a nice balance of fruit sweetness and acidity with the full spectra of the fruits used, though with raspberries and cherries being most noticeable, and backed up by a nice woodiness with lighter almond/marsipan and red vinegar notes in the background. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation and lasting intermingled fruit aftertaste.

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