Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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Reviews by larryi86:
4.56/5 rDev +2%
750 mL bottle poured into a flute
A- A clear ruby red with a two finger pink head.
S- Sweet and sour, a lot of cranberries, cherries, some raspberries, oak.
T- Great balance between sweet and sour, cranberries have a nice sweetness up front and the cherries bring a great sour punch, some vinager, touch of lactic acid, some oak. Very well balance, wish I got more of the raspberry flavors.
M- Smooth, crisp, medium body, dry.
O- A very well done sour worth try and the $25 price tag. Definitely will pick this up again!
11-03-2013 01:27:59 | More by larryi86
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4.38/5 rDev -2%
Had this on 2013-11-24 in Columbia, PA
A - Mahogany/amber with a short-lived, tan head and moderate lacing.
S - Characteristic Rodenbach Grand Cru aroma but with added raspberry and cranberry. I always get oak, cherry and hard apple cider out of the normal Grand Cru. Very pleasant enhancements.
T - Tart cranberry with some cherry and a little raspberry, light malt, hard cider, oak. Moderately sour with a typical Grand Cru finish but with some added lingering cranberry. Perhaps a bit less tart than normal Grand Cru with more of an emphasis on the fruit in this one. Very, very nice.
M - High carbonation and a light body. Dries quickly.
O - A well-done step up from the already-great Grand Cru. Too bad it is so expensive.
11-26-2013 17:45:12 | More by Tucquan
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 584 ratings.