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

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RATINGS: 842   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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4
harbert (100) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2012
clear red pour. the aroma is mainly raspberries, but the taste is a lot more complex than the smell. wood, vanilla, balsamic and lots of fresh red fruits in a beautiful sweet-sour balance.

4
jackl (8597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s deep hazy red with a small white head. The nose is light vibrant cherry and raspberry, sugar. The taste is very jammy, big cherry fruits. A heaping portion of balsamic and woody berries. Great. Light body, soft. Very drinkable. Overall, pretty excellent.

3.5
planky84 (3602) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig 2012. Deep red pour with a white head. Sour cherry and raspberry nose. Raspberry, sour cherry and oak flavour. Dry, sweet and sour finish.

3.5
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
[email protected] pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Rosé colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, raspberries, strawberries, cherries and some mild cherry stones along with some tart wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, raspberries, strawberries and cherry in a quite nice mix. Mild dry wooden notes as well. Somehow this one didn’t impress me that much.

3.5
3fourths (9380) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2012
bottle-conditioned 750ml. rich, clear raspberry red body with a small pink head. strong cherry and oak nose: pulp, pit, wood tannin, a small bit of raspberry pulp / seed, a bit of Grenadine, some simple syrup / sugar, and moderately harsh lactic acid. sweet up front, the fruit is sugary and comes across more as artificial flavoring than it does true pulp and flesh. cranberries wouldn’t be guessed, though maybe I could be suggested them given the tannins present, but that seems more oak-driven than from fruit skin. medium-light body dissolving quickly across the tongue with a rush of coarse carbonation and stinging acids. lingering fruit syrup sugary finish leaves an astringent wood oil coating. fun beer, fruit-focused, but lacks depth - it’s fairly basic: lactic acid, fruit, oak; none of these meld well or develop any great complexity on their own, which seems pretty typical of this brewery.

3.9
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle thanks to RasmusOtt. Pours a gorgeous deep ominous red woth a dissipating pinkish light head. Aroma is full of berries, especially the raspberries come through - sweet raspberry jam to be exact. Also smells like winegums. I have a hard time finding other oak and brett characteristics when it's this young. A bit of acetic notes. Taste is also sweet and berry forward - still dominated by raspberries, not much cherry influence. A bit of acetic sourness lile the regular Grand Cru, but even less so than its older brother. A hint of woody dryness in the finish along with cranberry notes. Not very complex, but very tasty. Elegant and classy.

4
dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2012
From Norm. Pours almost crystal clear ruby red and pink head. Aroma of raspberries, cherries. Taste is sweet, sour, and fruity. Nice tart finish. Good beer.

4.2
Scopey (16537) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF tasting. It pours clear bright red, with a thin white head. The nose is raspberry, sour cherry, strawberry, retrained tartness, light wood and fruit gums. The taste is raspberry, cherry, red fruit, pleasant tartness, lemon, juicy fruit, fruit gum, hint of white vinegar and some wood, with a lightly tart finish. Brilliant sweet-sour balance. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Not particularly complex, but utterly drinkable.

4.6
kraddel (9429) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2013 drank at a festival in antwerp ( de groenplaats in july somewhere ) not a fan of sour beer, but this is something better than ’ a sour’ there definetley is sour in it, as well as fruits, but its realy balanced . its not your average oversweetened kriek, its not undrinkably sour. its quite good actualy... bought six of em to age lets see how that works out !

4.3
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
A deep red pours followed by a light creamy head. Aroma is full of berries, tart vinegar notes, wet oak and some red wine notes. Sour flavor,sweet flavor. Berries, oak, yeast...I loved this. Great stuff.


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