Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 595 | Reviews: 84 | Display Reviews Only:
4.76/5 rDev +6.5%
Appearance: Pours a beautiful crimson, ruby red with 1/2 finger of fizzy white head. Sexy.
Smell: Tart cherry, that sour cranberry dankness, and sweet raspberry tartness to offset the cherries; it's all there. This is REALLY potent smelling, like freshly juiced berries. Amazing.
Taste: Tart cherry sweetness up-front, with a more bold cranberry sourness in the middle that gives way to a clean and dry, right on the money, sour raspberry finish. It's pretty sour, but not in the realm of Tart Of Darkness sour. Outstanding.
Mouthfeel: Ample carbonation, with a light feel that lends to drinkin' easy.
Overall: Had high hopes for this one, and I wasn't disappointed. I don't like to bring up other beers in my reviews too much, but this reminds me of a certain "intense" beer, but improves upon it everywhere that I'd have liked to see it. I guess that when a company does something for 200 years, they do it better than most.
01-08-2014 23:30:19 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
4.4/5 rDev -1.6%
Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip. Three weeks of travel, sickness and holidays has left me review-less; I am looking forward to returning to the fold with this brew.
Appearance: nice amber-orange hue with a light haze and moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy ivory foam with great retention. Quite good.
Smell: the rich fruitiness and tart Flanders element bring me straight to a holiday meal. Cranberry sauce aside, there's almost a vinous quality here that really works well. This is a fruit beer that cannot be denied.
Taste: very much like the aroma. There's a tartness here which is alluring but not overdone, as well as a grape, cranberry and cherry fruitiness which combine together flawlessly. A really great beer.
Mouthfeel: lightish body with a good level of carbonation. I think it might be a bit overattenuated to be truly creamy, but it is nice.
Overall: I could drink tons of this stuff. Wonderful!
12-31-2013 02:30:54 | More by flagmantho
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
99 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.