1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

Rodenbach Caractère RougeRodenbach Caractère Rouge

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

404 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 404
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 6.92%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 11-02-2011)
View: Beers (5) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 404 | Reviews: 73 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by TruePerception:
Photo of TruePerception
TruePerception

California

4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rodenbach's Caractère Rouge, Flanders Red Ale aged with cranberries, raspberries, and sour cherries in oak vats. 7% ABV.

Huge pop!

A: Nice plum red, with some slight showing of sediment. A finger of slightly rosy head. Slightly dull yellow in the dimple, which shows of a steady stream of tiny bubbles. Lacing forms, but does not hold. Barely any sheeting.

S: Fruits coming through very well on the nose. Cranberry is more subdued, but definitely there, and blends well with the raspberry. Sour cherry stands out slightly from the others. Nice acidity, as is to be expected.

T/MF: Oh, yeah! Just a touch of sweetness. Some cranberry dryness. Raspberry seed, raspberry. Morello cherry. Plenty of acidity, but it shows more as crispness than tartness. It also seems to affect a slight chill on the tongue. Nicely balanced carbonation; not too heavy, but not at all flat.

Very nice. Sort of a cross breed between a Flanders Red and a Lambic. Just a great beer!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 09:24:26 | More by TruePerception
More User Reviews:
Photo of 22Blue
22Blue

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-24-2014 01:03:05 | More by 22Blue
Photo of EvilAsh
EvilAsh

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-23-2014 15:49:08 | More by EvilAsh
Photo of JLeet
JLeet

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6%

04-22-2014 20:45:36 | More by JLeet
Photo of michaeljstraub
michaeljstraub

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-21-2014 23:57:22 | More by michaeljstraub
Photo of mikecharley
mikecharley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.7%

04-21-2014 21:04:59 | More by mikecharley
Photo of velcrogrip
velcrogrip

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6%

04-21-2014 19:29:55 | More by velcrogrip
Photo of solo103
solo103

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-21-2014 16:10:07 | More by solo103
Photo of n2185
n2185

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

04-21-2014 00:36:54 | More by n2185
Photo of Braden
Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +11.6%

04-20-2014 20:08:48 | More by Braden
Photo of Shankopotamus
Shankopotamus

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-20-2014 13:33:25 | More by Shankopotamus
Photo of outoffocus
outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

04-20-2014 01:30:14 | More by outoffocus
Photo of djtomain
djtomain

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6%

04-19-2014 16:23:51 | More by djtomain
Photo of ThatsThatDude
ThatsThatDude

New York

3/5  rDev -33%

04-18-2014 12:44:08 | More by ThatsThatDude
Photo of jsunj
jsunj

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

04-18-2014 00:25:15 | More by jsunj
Photo of trevorpost
trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%

04-17-2014 01:15:40 | More by trevorpost
Photo of avschmitt
avschmitt

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-15-2014 17:30:18 | More by avschmitt
Photo of jshusc
jshusc

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-14-2014 15:37:49 | More by jshusc
Photo of Mar02x
Mar02x

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-14-2014 13:45:22 | More by Mar02x
Photo of yummybeer
yummybeer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-13-2014 02:18:44 | More by yummybeer
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

04-12-2014 09:54:51 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
Photo of thegerm87
thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

04-12-2014 03:05:31 | More by thegerm87
Photo of sendbeer
sendbeer

Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.6%

04-11-2014 14:50:19 | More by sendbeer
Photo of lupercmda
lupercmda

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6%

04-11-2014 03:20:54 | More by lupercmda
Photo of Resuin
Resuin

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter. I believe this is the 2012 version from what I have read.

Appearance: Pours a delightful black cherry/raspberry dark red/maroon color and leaves a finger of off-white head which fades slowly to a layer atop the beer.

Smell: Big juicy raspberry jam upfront, cranberries, black sour cherries all blended together wonderfully. Not overly sweet, but I detect more sweet scents than sour. Big sweet and sour mixed berries. Hints of vinegar.

Taste: Big raspberries up front followed by black cherries and a hint of cranberries. A twist of lime in there (like a raspberry lime rickey!) Nice tart finish, just a tad dry, but overall this is quite juicy/jammy. Some woodiness to it towards that latter half of the flavor - definitely has some red wine flavors.. The taste is a bit more tart than sweet, but still really well balanced between the two. Really lovely.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium body. Very interesting combination of juicy and dry in the mouth. The finish is a tad dry as well. Nice mouth-feel.

Overall: This is a really nice beer. Extremely well balanced with big sweet and tart berry flavors that balance each other out. Really a delight to sip on, this is very drinkable as well.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 21:04:05 | More by Resuin
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
99 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.