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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Ratings: 723
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 185
Gots: 200 | FT: 30
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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Photo of Tucquan
4.38/5  rDev -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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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

a77cj7, Today at 07:03 AM
Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from a 750ml bottle no date. Cellared for about 6 months.

A: slightly translucent but muddy red. Nice foamy head for a sour. Really pleasant looking.

S: amazing. One of the best smells from a sour. Rich cranberries with a cherry soda component. Like candy.

T: clean. Not ultra sour but pleasant. A buttery sourness lighter in vinegar character than say rodenbach grand cru. Everything here works really well and the light carbonation brings it together.

M: great acid feel very smooth. Lingering sourness not overbearing. Real clean all around.

O: a great find. $25 well spent. Enjoyed much more than the vintage of many different years. Love sours and a great change up on the kriek with cranberries. Bomb.

putonyourwalkingshoes, Thursday at 05:43 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

jm6367, Thursday at 12:30 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Hastur23, Wednesday at 04:01 AM
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4.56/5  rDev +2%

BColton1, Monday at 09:15 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

ZEB89, Monday at 09:11 PM
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4.6/5  rDev +2.9%

diamondlie, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Oh my god,
Oh my god,
When can I get more?
Oh my god.

A: Glorious pink with a touch of brown and bubbly thin head that recedes quickly (3/3)
S: Very earthy acidic with notes of fruits added but most strongly cranberry (10/12)
T: Aged oak sour dominates with raspberry and cranberry tartness n front cherry sweetness on finish (18/20)
M: Surprisingly bubbly for a sour and a very nice astringent dryness on finish (5/5)
O: Very refreshing a great beer for warm weather or a good counter to fatty meats (9/10)

TimZebGir, Nov 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

craft4mike, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

JonahNW, Nov 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

rob_o_rob, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

olradetbalder, Nov 13, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +1.8%

Cdulay1, Nov 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Beautiful hazy auburn pour. Smells like sour cherry syrup. Big juicy fruit flavors, tart cherry, slight acetic presence, bright cranberry and freshly picked raspberries. A bit expensive, but a must try for any fans of Flanders reds, or anybody who likes mouth-wateringly delicious beer.

Jack_Malts, Nov 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Matagal, Nov 12, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +2.9%

deschutes_fan, Nov 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Narthax, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Pug, Nov 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

brpendergast85, Nov 09, 2014
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4.89/5  rDev +9.4%

chamawaiian, Nov 09, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Red/amber and clear. Nice fat pinkish head. A beauty.
smell: Tart up front though smack full of a gamut of smells. A bit of sweetness and loads of fruity. A little malty beef to support all that tart and slight funk. Damn, this smells great.
taste: Fully lives up to the nose. all that goodness in a nice, tart, fruity balance.
overall: Bad ass.

cindyjeffsmith, Nov 08, 2014
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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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