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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

581 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 581
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 172
Gots: 151 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 11-02-2011)
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-01-2014 22:54:23 | More by JasonSiedman
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campfirebrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-01-2014 04:04:48 | More by campfirebrew
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Mweiss199

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-01-2014 03:11:48 | More by Mweiss199
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jampics2

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-31-2013 15:37:38 | More by jampics2
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-31-2013 07:20:10 | More by beergorrilla
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wpqx

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-31-2013 06:40:07 | More by wpqx
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-31-2013 03:44:42 | More by Zaphog
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flagmantho

Washington

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
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wolf_switzer

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-30-2013 23:12:01 | More by wolf_switzer
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WhittierIceCream

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-30-2013 05:32:47 | More by WhittierIceCream
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-30-2013 02:53:53 | More by muskiesman
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Abbbp

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.5%

12-30-2013 02:28:05 | More by Abbbp
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Quackus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-29-2013 19:19:31 | More by Quackus
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bmmortale

Maryland

4/5  rDev -10.5%

12-29-2013 18:32:54 | More by bmmortale
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-29-2013 17:12:59 | More by KevinGordon
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-29-2013 07:15:09 | More by mportnoy
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snaotheus

Washington

4.51/5  rDev +0.9%

750ml corked/caged bottle split between two big goblets. If there's a best by, bottled on, or batch number on the bottle, I can't find it. The bottle doesn't look like the photo in this listing. The bottle has clear, plasticky, printed sticker labels.

Pours coppery golden, surprisingly clear, lots of carbonation which clings to the side of the glass but doesn't build into much of a head. Smell is delicious and rich and power, easily detectable at arm's length while pouring the glasses. Sour, sweet-tarty, fruit, just a hint of smokiness.

Taste is sour but not quite jaw clenching, has exactly the sweet-tarty character that I love in a Flanders Red (see Rodenbach Grand Cru). Without doing a side by side, I couldn't compare this with Grand Cru, but it seems like a beer of comparable quality. I think this beer is very fruity. I don't get much from the oak vats mentioned on the label, though. I think primarily I get sour cherry flavor, and lots of fruity sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth, slightly oily. Overall, this beer is excellent.

12-28-2013 21:32:44 | More by snaotheus
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-28-2013 20:25:46 | More by chippo33
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Devman171

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-28-2013 15:39:56 | More by Devman171
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-28-2013 10:10:23 | More by corby112
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -10.5%

12-28-2013 04:42:26 | More by beerwolf77
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SkiBum22

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-28-2013 03:59:09 | More by SkiBum22
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.4/5  rDev -1.6%

Pours out a hard to see through red body. Not much of an slightly pink tinged white head sits around well for a sour beer. The Duvel glass is probably helping.

The sour cherries are popping out here in the nose. Lots of big red fruitiness. Some sweetness with vanilla and caramel. Slight musty funk. It is kind of red wine like.

Nice complimentary levels of sour and sweet. Cherry, raspberry and cranberry all pop in the flavor. Some oakiness to it. Not as acetic as some Flanders reds come off as. Very fruit forward.

Body seems a tad thin but overall it feels good on the tongue. Finishes dry.

Such a good idea by these guys to throw some fruit in this beer.

12-28-2013 01:16:42 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Hefewiseman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-27-2013 20:22:34 | More by Hefewiseman
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-27-2013 18:37:04 | More by Kirk
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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