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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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727 Ratings

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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 185
Gots: 202 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

drew74, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

Pete27lax, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

jrallen34, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

AndyCowles75, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Etan
3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a Cantillon tulip.

A: Pours a very dark ruby body with a nice slightly pink head.

S: Very fruity aroma. Wafting notes of cherry, light brett and acetic acidity, raspberry, a bit lactic, some juicy and vinous tannins.

T: Sweet cherry flesh, light acetic tartness, a bit more nebulous red fruitiness, drying oak, slight vanilla, lactic and cherry sweetness in the finish.

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Definitely drinkable and complex, but at this point the cherry sweetness is a bit out of proportion. Maybe with some age the fruit will fade and the bugs will do a little more work.

Etan, Jan 24, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At Eb's
Pour a dark reddish brown color with a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates. Smells of tart cherries, funk, yeast, a bit of vinegar, some sweet fruits, some tart fruit. The flavor is pretty tart up front with some fruity tartness and a bit of acid. The fruit comes in midway to provide some sweet balance before a bit of funk, vinegar, and tannic oak step in. Medium body with a sharp level of carbonation that provides for a prickly mouthfeel. I rather enjoyed this one, its good now, but almost feels like a few years would do wonders to help meld the flavors a bit.

johnnnniee, Aug 26, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was far far fruitier than I was expecting but my expectations might have been off, or rather were considerably off. Still a decent beer overall.

Beer is ruby red, clear with a thin head, small bubbles, no lacing, low carbonation. Really bright red.

Aroma is all fruit all the time, very sweet, cherry almost too much cherry, some other stuff sneaks through.

Beer is medium in body and sweet, lots of cherries, lots of fruit, lots of fruit, seriously this is a cherry bomb. Other flavors fight to get through but ultimately fail. I liked this beer but it would have been better if it wasn't just a one note beer. Not as sweet as the redbach thankfully.

drabmuh, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

Justin8mypants, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

simoen, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

acurtis, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

bum732, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

claaark13, Feb 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

Riggsenater, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

ManforallSaisons, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

emerge077, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

Dellpepper123, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

sunnrider, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

robcalex, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

slimntubbs, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

greenspointexas, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Served in a Rodenbach goblet. Pours a fairly-bright cherry-red color. Short pink-hued head that dissipats quickly. Heavy cherry with mild raspberry and cherry. More cranberry in flavor. Super fruity. Moderately tart. High carbonation and super dry. Too fruity at this point, though hopefully that calms down and brings out the base a bit more. Also didn’t have that nice yeast-driven acidity of most Rodenbach yet. Could also use a bit more body.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

sweemzander, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

Steve212, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

BelgianBeerPope, Mar 29, 2014
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
99 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.