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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Ratings: 621
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.14%
Wants: 173
Gots: 164 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The brewer allow the beer to macerate with fresh cherries, raspberries and cranberries. After this maceration in oak, the beer re-ferments in the bottle. The result is RODENBACH Caractère Rouge, an exceptional RODENBACH with fruit maceration and a 7% alcohol volume. The brew is more than unique and extremely exclusive, as only 900 75-cl bottles were produced. Geunes serves this wilful beer as part of his other unique range of beer varieties in his restaurant, ’t Zilte, at the Antwerp MAS museum.

(Beer added by: Jason on 11-02-2011)
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4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Tucquan, Nov 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Halluxone, Yesterday at 05:23 PM
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4.2/5  rDev -6.3%

ttylicki, Saturday at 01:24 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Dajtai007, Friday at 06:35 AM
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Purchased in a bottle at Monk's cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. Poured by Eddy the bartender. Great guy! Make sure you ask for him if you're there. Very knoledgeable.

Pours a ruby red color with a 1/2 inch head that dissipates rather quickly. No lacing present at as I imbibe.

Smells of tart raspberry, sweet cherries, and sugary goodness.

Tastes of amazing raspberry notes with subtle cherries and a tartness that is not too overwhelming.

Overall an awesome beer that I was lucky to
Come across thanks to Eddy the bartender. Would definitely seek this out again!

Budinetz, Wednesday at 04:58 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Duffman79, Wednesday at 04:25 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

chadwicktorres, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

sammyg832, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

JonnyBeers, Sep 15, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +6.2%

MikeMirage, Sep 14, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev 0%

Beautiful reddish/pink/brown ale, with a light, pink creme head. Retention is poor (expected for the style). Brew is pulpy and translucent.

Absolutely delectable aroma, featuring Rodenbach's yeasty funk; significant oak, tartness, and vanilla; and a ton of tart fruits. Raspberries and cranberries stand out, with a hint of tart cherry behind. A floral bouquet appears as it warms. The sourness of this beer is neither hidden nor overpowering.

Flavor is much more fruit-forward than the aroma implies, but otherwise hits on everything you might expect. Funk and oak up front; immediately followed by fruit and tannins; and washed over on the back-end by a tumultuous mixture of cherries, raspberries, cranberries, vanilla, and apples. Very sweet, and less subtle than other Rodenbach beers, but no less complex. Quite sour, but with plenty of balancing sweetness from the fruit. Divine.

Tart and puckering, with a sticky, lively mouthfeel. Long finish; you'll be smacking your lips and gums long after the brew has been swallowed.

Another fantastic, fantastic Flanders by Rodenbach, and finally a fruit-forward version. This easily can step up and compete with the best fruit lambics of the rest of Belgium, and of New Glarus.

Roguer, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

BeerTruck, Sep 14, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

jbaker67, Sep 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Massbmx, Sep 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

jnich2424, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

vermilcj, Sep 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

parintele, Sep 13, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +2.7%

nabit, Sep 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Geoff413, Sep 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

hollywood_15063, Sep 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

papajohn56, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

robcalex, Sep 06, 2014
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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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