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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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99
world-class

581 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 581
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 172
Gots: 151 | FT: 29
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)
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Reviews by TruePerception:
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TruePerception

California

4.45/5  rDev -0.4%

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!

02-20-2014 09:24:26 | More by TruePerception
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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
99 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.