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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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614 Ratings

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Ratings: 614
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.14%
Wants: 173
Gots: 161 | FT: 29
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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4.75/5  rDev +6%

MJsGhost, Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

tobelerone, Dec 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

nmann08, Dec 13, 2013
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4.91/5  rDev +9.6%

Sampled from a 750ml bottle purchased at the Carrboro Bottle Shop.

A - A vibrant red with a hazy finish and a small white head.

S - A rich, complex mix of sweet and tart berries. Wow!!! So many layers.

T - A moderate tartness with rich, complex berry flavors. The raspberries seem to stand out the most with the cherries second and the cranberries last. Perfect and satisfying.

M - A moderate consistency and carbonation with a huge pucker factor.

O - Pricey but well worth it. This is one of the best sours I've had.

GJ40, Dec 13, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev 0%

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 12/11/13

Appearance: Deep purple - medium brown with a ton of red, pink, and copper - hazy, cloudy - pours with a medium-sized, off-white head, leads some nice lacing

Smell: An abundance of berries - cherries, raspberries, and cranberries are all present here, creates a very rich, bright berry aroma - berry skins, with some fruity sweetness - some rich funk, sourness, musty notes, and wood - some rich amber and caramel malts as well - a touch of vinegar, but mostly this is a blast of fruits

Taste: Berries, berries everywhere - brilliantly tart, with a ton of berry skin - tart cherries, ripe cranberries, fleshy raspberries - fruity and juicy without being really sweet - sweetness is brilliantly minimal - lightly sour, but more tart - funky, with some lactic, musty funk - some nice caramel and amber malts as a base - some nice acidity in a surprisingly clean finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth, nice carbonation, very clean for the style

Overall: I don't care if I can't pronounce the name of this beer, it's still awesome

This is an excellent Flanders Red. It's absurdly fruity, and inexplicably clean. I'm honestly surprised at how good this is. Buy it if you see it.

angrybabboon, Dec 11, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance: Dark rich garnet/amber. Head is pale pink and bubbly. Very slight lacing. Nice effervescent carbonation on the pour. Super pink.

Smell: Hyper fruity. Raspberries and cranberries jump out. A touch of jammy fruit coupled with some juicy fresh fruit. Tart cherries add a nice counter to what could be a very sweet beer. A touch of oak running through the back with a mildly acetic edge to the whole thing. Some sweet malts thrown in for good measure. Slight earthiness as well. It's all about the fruit and it's rather delightful. Some hint of damp house yeast.

Taste: Raspberries and then some. Tart cherry adds a nice counter to the sweet push from the raspberries. A touch of jam sweetness. Cranberry melds in giving it a bit of depth, helping to split the difference between the other two fruits. Oak barrel adds a nice earthy woody element. Some soft earth. Damp and wet basement. Some grass and hay mixed in for good measure. Carries the distinct Rodenbach acetic/balsamic vinegar. Slight yeast presence. a touch floral. Very fruity, but nicely balanced between tart and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Wet and juicy on the sip. Nice and smooth with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Drinks a bit juicier than is the norm for the style, but given the amount of fruit, it's not really surprising.

Overall: Jax Teller's side business is lucrative.

Has the base of Rodenbach and then enhances it with delicious fruit infusions. A nice balance of tart and sweet.

Goblinmunkey7, Dec 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

AJ01923, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

lord_jordo, Dec 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

socalbrewlvr, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

ajzy, Dec 07, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -8.5%

A-Beautiful. A slightly hazed, pinkish hue. Like cranberry juice mixed with seltzer water. A big, bubbly, pink-tainted head grows and instead of fading off, it retains a rather creamy consistency and tall stature. Patchy lace.

S-A very inviting nose. A trifecta of earthy, tart and sweet. The berries are both tart and sweet at the same time. There is a genuine earthen note along with some light barrel influence. The cranberries, raspberries and cherries are all relevant in their on separate way.

T-The flavor is another pleasant mixture of tart and sweet. The berries just control and dominate the flavor. Would enjoy a bit more barrel-induced flavor here. The beer has more of a straightforward (albeit natural and complex) fruit flavor as opposed to a wacky funkiness that pairs with the fruit.

M-Full bodied in terms of the style; a full, round feel. Tickling bubbles Lingering sweetness and tartness. No booze.

O/D-Very tasty. It just stampedes with tasty berry flavor with a genuine mix of sweet and sour. A pricey 750 but in my opinion, well worth a try at least once.

VelvetExtract, Dec 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

jayhunter357, Dec 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

deschutes_fan, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

DeutschesBier, Dec 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

In_Control_Mike, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

st9647v3, Dec 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

tommyguz, Dec 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Denzo, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

cburns48, Nov 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Piddmeista, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

akang, Nov 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

SocalKicks, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

CoolEthan, Nov 30, 2013
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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