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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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99
world-class

563 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 563
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 6.94%
Wants: 168
Gots: 151 | FT: 28
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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fourstringer

Maryland

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.

Prost!

03-19-2014 05:11:46 | More by fourstringer
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Beertender at 't Brugs Beertje recommended it, 40 Euro for the bottle? Only around 900 bottles for sale from the batch.

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Perfume like fruit, some raspberry & cherry but the tartness of the cranberries and the house character come out more in the nose.

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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
99 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.