Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Ratings: 783
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.14%
Wants: 187
Gots: 211 | FT: 32
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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 (first batch). 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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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a caged & corked 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Date on the bottom of the bottle reads 18-04-16.

A: Hazy, reddish-brown body with 1/2 finger of off-white head. Ok retention. Minimal lacing.

S: Lactic/citric acid tartness. Cherry features most predominantly, with lesser berry, grape. Lemon. Traces of mint, herb. Wood. The overall character is both familiar and unique.

T: Moderate sweet & sour with a stone fruit tang. Hint of chocolate. Minimal bitterness and a semi-dry finish. Lingering tartness in the aftertaste. Degrees of herbal earthiness, oak. Minimal alcohol.

M: Moderately robust carbonation with a certain zing. Moderate body. Nicely effervescent and palate-coating.

O: Excellent Flanders red with some interesting woody, herbal notes. Drinks very well. Very balanced. Surprisingly, I didn't find it any more fruity than Rodenbach's typical offering. Great brew.


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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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Photo of Justin_Cyr
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ordered it not knowing what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Excellent fragrance, current and raisin with a balsamic notes near the end . Sour and oak sweetness, great balance! The appearance is unbelievable, would love to enjoy it again on a patio.

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of PerHops
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- This beer pours a beautiful red orange with a a quarter inch head and whispy lacing into a wine glass.

S- Some vinegar, some funk, some sour cherries and raspberries.

T- A near perfect balance of sweetness from the fruit accompanying the vinegar and funk from the base beer and oak barrels.

M-Great carbonation. Medium high, to high, which works perfect for style! Really makes this beer brighter!

O- So much better than I anticipated. Well worth the 22 bucks. I would buy again, for sure!

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
99 out of 100 based on 783 ratings.