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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Wow, this might be the best looking beer I’ve ever seen. It’s a hazy slightly pink/rosey red color with a small and fizzy, very light pink head that is almost white. There is a surprising amount of musty and grassy funk on the nose, very tart smelling, kind of that balsamic vinegar tart Rodenbach is known for, I can mostly smell the cranberries, the cherries and raspberries seem to blend together somewhat, and a nice subtle oak note. Wow, this beer continues to blow me away. Sweet raspberries up front, lots of bright red berry taste, the fruit seems to cut the sourness away quite a bit, though there is still plenty of that patent rodenbach balsamic vinegar sourness, a nice oaky taste, and a nice bit of barnyard funk. Wow, what an astounding beer. So refreshing and delicate, not overly sweet, and very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
czlowiekmotyka (179) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 16, 2017
Aroma of red fruit (dominantly cherry) and some of the lambic like stable. Fruity in the mouth but acidic in the afterteste. Nicely carbonated. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1551) - - APR 11, 2017
Reddish brown pour, smaller head fades away fast. Lush berry aroma, cranberry, raspberry, cherry, yeast, lightly sour, oak. Fruit forward taste, red berries, lightly tannic, oak, Very light acidity, light tartness, Lighter body. Quite easy to drink in large quantities.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
scirtes (576) - POLAND - APR 9, 2017
0.75 bottle, edition 2013. Pours red with subtly pink foam. Aromas of fruits: cherries, raspberries, hints of marzipan/almonds and sourness. Moderately sour with subtle sweetness. Lots of fruits in taste and aftertaste. Very smooth, medium bodied. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (3096) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2017
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 18/03/2017 Color marron rojizo con una pequeña corona de espuma blanca, sabor dulce/acido con notas a fruta seguido de madera con una sutil acidez final, agradable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piotrek4 (118) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 26, 2017
W aromacie żurawina i malina, taka lekko kisielowo-żelkowa. W smaku mocny ślad drewna, dużo tanin i w sumie niewiele więcej. Delikatnie zbyt duże nasycenie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Bronze color with a thin wispy head. Aroma is fruity with cranberries & raspberry. Light bodied. Taste is very fruity, cherry and cranberry with a hint of oak. Tart finish is all cherry. Light and refreshing. No lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Humlehode (663) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear red. Aroma of currants, cherry, strawberry, lemon, petrol. Tart, somewhat funky. Medium body. Complex and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
borre_m (1467) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2017
Pours clear red. Aroma is sour, berries, cherries, raspberries. Taste is sour, but a very nice balance with berries. Awesome!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAGuide35 (1) - - FEB 20, 2017 does not count
Very good beer of its kink. Rich taste and a good body. A beer to enjoy on a hot day, or in a freezing winterafternoon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (6307) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2017
It pours reddish brown with an off white head. The aroma has cherries, raspberries, lush fruit flesh and mild sourness. It has a medium body with semi sharp carbonation. The taste has the aroma with spice, pithiness and sharp fruits. Excellent.

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