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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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99
world-class

536 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 6.92%
Wants: 165
Gots: 137 | FT: 26
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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scotv

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

09-22-2013 23:29:00 | More by scotv
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +6%

09-22-2013 21:13:55 | More by MinorThreat
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Jeeb

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6%

09-16-2013 17:35:19 | More by Jeeb
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Indytruks138

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

09-09-2013 18:40:04 | More by Indytruks138
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simoen

Belgium

4/5  rDev -10.7%

08-27-2013 13:03:32 | More by simoen
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dirtylou

Washington

4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Privileged enough to have this twice while in Belgium - 1) split 3 ways at 't Brugs Beertje and 2) gifted and split 5 ways at De Kelk in Brugge

Really a gorgeous beer - bright pinkish read with a nice beige-pink lace. Unlike anything else I've had from Rodenbach which tends to be heavy on the balsamic/oak, this is much more similar to something New Glarus would brew. Extremely fruit forward - cranberry, raspberry, cherry dominate the nose and palate. A little tart, a little sweet, but a full on ambush of flavor. This was great.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 01:10:32 | More by dirtylou
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mookihouse

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-26-2013 22:15:03 | More by mookihouse
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Peter_L

Sweden

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-25-2013 21:06:10 | More by Peter_L
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours lovely red - looks almost like cherries... The tall thick head is kind of beige/pink. Only some lacings.

S: Sour, yeasty, spicey, oaky, fruity - of course, that's what you could expect, but here's also a nice sweetness and red forest berries - mostly raspberries, but also some cranberries and lingonberries. Cherries.

T: The exact same thing as in the smell, but the sourness is way heavier, and lovelier. The balance is awesome!

M: Long sour aftertaste with a raspberry-twist - I guess it still gonna be there tomorrow when I wake up. Body is full and carbonation very mild. This is so very smooth!

O: The strong red berries really made the difference. I love this one!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 18:38:10 | More by Evil_Pidde
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WynnO

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-10-2013 21:43:45 | More by WynnO
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-09-2013 04:38:59 | More by TxUltraRunner
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StJamesGate

New York

4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright cherry read with lacey pink-tinged head.
Cranberry sourness, tart raspberry, a bit of wood and hints of vanilla on the nose.
Lots of fruit up front, some white vinegar in the middle, and an herbal hit to end.
A flash of cream soda on the finish and a clean linger.
Light, dry, no heat.

Made with framboise, kriek, and cranberry.

Fresh and young-tasting, with layered fruit. Somehow has a creamy body even though it's quite lively and dry, and manages to be deep without any sharpness. And elegant an intricate beer.

Thanks to Simon for sharing the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 15:18:05 | More by StJamesGate
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aztraz

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-06-2013 22:16:04 | More by aztraz
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BugattiRoo

Australia

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-06-2013 07:22:22 | More by BugattiRoo
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-04-2013 13:41:30 | More by aasher
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-03-2013 19:16:52 | More by cosmonick
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Pours a cloudy amber color with some notes of pink. Forms a aired, big bubbled and fluffy pinkish head. Medium to low retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass

S: Very fruity, as expected. Strong notes of red fruits: cherries, raspberries and cranberries (as described in its label). Notes of sweet grains. Tart with a slightly metallic end

T: Mild sweet upfront. Again, very fruity. A juicy of red fruits: Cherries, raspberries and cranberries. Mild tartness. Smooth and extremely balanced: Not too sweet and not too tart either. Some notes of sweet malts. A little bit metallic sensation in the end. No alcohol notes

M: Light and smooth body. Good carbonation. Fruity with some tart notes in the aftertaste

O: Perfect drinkability. Very fruity, even for a Flanders Red. Extremely balanced and pleasant. Another masterpiece from Rodenbach

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 20:43:17 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.7%

07-15-2013 01:37:44 | More by Holland
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ejyoung

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-12-2013 05:02:58 | More by ejyoung
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oline73

Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark reddish amber color with a half finger of off white head that has a pink hue. The head faded away quickly until there was none remaining. The smell was fruity up front with some vinegar notes. I thought the fruity notes were very jam like. The taste followed the smell closely. There was some disagreement about what fruit was in this beer. I thought I was getting raspberries. The beer was tart but it was a smooth tartness. There was a slight sweetness in the finish which was also very dry. The carbonation level was aggressive. Overall I thought this was a very good sour beer, but I could have sworn it was a fruit lambic.

The reveal: Rodenbach Caractère Rouge

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 23:37:07 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Blind BIF Beer #1

Cascadeish smell and taste with some excellent blueberry strawberry taste/smell.

Smooth mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Simple yet very pleasant tart taste. Mild funk.

Guess some Upland rare beer like Blackberry Lambic. I had had most of the bottled Cascades recently and didn't think it could be any of those.

Very surprised by the reveal.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 13:13:22 | More by mendvicdog
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-10-2013 03:25:28 | More by duceswild
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littlebeer

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-02-2013 10:11:14 | More by littlebeer
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-24-2013 18:46:02 | More by bonbini26
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popery

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-24-2013 06:41:57 | More by popery
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
99 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.