Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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4.44/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured from a caged & corked 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Date on the bottom of the bottle reads 18-04-16.
A: Hazy, reddish-brown body with 1/2 finger of off-white head. Ok retention. Minimal lacing.
S: Lactic/citric acid tartness. Cherry features most predominantly, with lesser berry, grape. Lemon. Traces of mint, herb. Wood. The overall character is both familiar and unique.
T: Moderate sweet & sour with a stone fruit tang. Hint of chocolate. Minimal bitterness and a semi-dry finish. Lingering tartness in the aftertaste. Degrees of herbal earthiness, oak. Minimal alcohol.
M: Moderately robust carbonation with a certain zing. Moderate body. Nicely effervescent and palate-coating.
O: Excellent Flanders red with some interesting woody, herbal notes. Drinks very well. Very balanced. Surprisingly, I didn't find it any more fruity than Rodenbach's typical offering. Great brew.
03-19-2014 05:11:46 | More by fourstringer
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4.58/5 rDev +2.5%
Beertender at 't Brugs Beertje recommended it, 40 Euro for the bottle? Only around 900 bottles for sale from the batch.
Beautiful lacing, dark amber glow.
Perfume like fruit, some raspberry & cherry but the tartness of the cranberries and the house character come out more in the nose.
Tart pucker, soft malt, hint of caramel, bread, wood, bubble gum, cranberry tartness, faint raspberry & cherry, mint, pull of wood which leads to dryness.
Worth the try and the extremely higher price tag, by far one of the most interesting beers I have tasted this year. From the use of different fruits and the wood aging ... epic.
11-02-2011 01:15:49 | More by Jason
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
99 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.