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


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RATINGS: 798   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 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
An absolutely astonishing and suprising beer. Not at all what I expected from the Rodenbach name. This beer has elements of Rodenbach but also is very much like a fruit lambic. Nose is strong with the typical Rodenbach character and a touch of cherry and cranberry. It isn’t until you taste the beer that its full power becomes apparent. Quite acidic but extremely well balanced. More like an american sour than the typical flemish red it has far less of the vinegar notes in a typical rodenbach. Instead the back half the the beer is dominated by huge notes of cranberry, cherry and raspberry. Moderately sweet but sour enough to achieve near perfect balance, this beer is really only lacking in the nose, and note because the nose is bad in any ways, but just because it simply doesn’t match the incredible flavor. Probably the best Rodenbach I have ever had, and I’ve had them all at this point. Huge thanks to hopscotch for sharing this.

cglans (279) - - SEP 23, 2017
75cl bottle. cloudy red/orange color. small white/pink head. raspberry, cherries, vinegar, caramel. very nice tartness. well balanced. high bitterness with medium carbonation. great!

rumore (649) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 20, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours intense red with limited pink foam. Aroma is intense cherries. Body is fairly light, feeling almost like a drink. Taste is an enjoyable combination of sweet and sour, the former coming soon, and the latter more afterwards. Finish is short and clean.

Bule (2228) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2017
750ml bottle of 2013 Release at Khyber Pass Pub. Pours a red color with no head. No carb. Delicious red fruit blend and some slight oakiness. Fragile.

OminouSC2 (801) - Mora, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle thanks to Xebbe. Red color, small white head. Sweet aromas of raspberries, strawberries, jam, redcurrant and cherries. Tart and sweet taste with strawberries, cherries and redcurrant. I like it!

StilleStorm (1558) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2017 Ratebeer fuck up. Registeret and great. Berries and sour. Love it. Rated on rateebeer.com.

seehaferb23 (281) - - SEP 12, 2017
Ran into a problem having 4 beer club members. It's like having an even number of city council members. We had to have a tie breaker broken u twice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Noform (103) - Tarnowskie Góry, POLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Całkiem sporo octu, dużo owoców przyjemna słodycz. Aleksandra to wciąga nosem

Stoned99 (1632) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2017
750ml bottle shared at epic Cantillon. Aroma: extremely vinegar, acetic, medicinal, strawberries and raspberries, wood. App: light burgundy, minimal white head, little lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, really acetic, moderate high acidity finish. Overall: meh. Not impressed. So acetic. Meh. Doesn't deserve this hype

angel77 (3684) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 9, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2017 Caña en t Brugs beertje, Brugge 09..09..2017. (r798). Color rojizo intenso oscuro con espuma rojiza oscuro que desaparece al poco dejando pequeňa corona. Sabores intensos afrutados con ligeros acidos y frutos del bosque. Toques de maderas empapadas. Caramelos suaves, azúcares. Cuerpo medio a intenso con buena sensación alcohólica desde el principio. Fino ligeramente ácido y seco al final. Bastante buena para repetir sin duda.

DavidSvinth (156) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 Smagt på restaurant i Brügge. Passede fantastisk godt til desserten. Dyb og kompleks smag. Sur og krydret.

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