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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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BA SCORE
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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ystazi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-12-2013 08:28:02 | More by ystazi
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Reggae4203

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Red with a a tint of beige, mild lacing no head

S: Heavenly, a sour funk but, balence with fruity over-tone

T: Cherry and Berries with Wild Ale finish

M: Like dry wine, but not over powering

O: One of the best Flander Red that I have had; the rating by is correct and does this beer justice...

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 04:47:10 | More by Reggae4203
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mroberts1204

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-01-2013 20:33:25 | More by mroberts1204
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bauermj

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-01-2013 00:37:51 | More by bauermj
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MtnSoup

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +6%

05-20-2013 21:42:00 | More by MtnSoup
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -10.7%

05-19-2013 17:23:37 | More by tom10101
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

05-10-2013 20:37:43 | More by largadeer
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hannydawg

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6%

05-05-2013 16:26:04 | More by hannydawg
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stealth

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.6%

05-04-2013 07:07:41 | More by stealth
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-20-2013 03:14:22 | More by Gonzoillini
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks seblp for offering up 2 bottles of this

The beer pours a dark, slightly dull rusty brown that shines crimson in the light and provides a fizzling pink head. Although the head fades quickly with minimal lacing, it leaves a thin blanketing/halo throughout drinking. The nose is potently fruity with prominent notes of strawberry and cherry (and celery?) followed by a very refined oak acetone. The taste is Flanders red to the max with huge amounts of description-promised strawb/cherry fruitiness, a touch of caramel and wood. Its medium bodied, effervescent, modestly dry and acidic, fruity, bold, and downright drinkable as hell. I highly recommend this brew for those that enjoy a good Flanders and have had the Rodenbach predecessors. It's an excellent beer, one of the best I've had in a long time actually.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 03:03:35 | More by ThePorterSorter
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danbar

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6%

04-10-2013 02:03:01 | More by danbar
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-09-2013 03:41:55 | More by Noyt
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yankeefan287

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.6%

03-15-2013 15:57:32 | More by yankeefan287
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thegoon55

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-14-2013 07:21:41 | More by thegoon55
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +6%

03-13-2013 17:12:34 | More by alysmith4
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dctriman

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-11-2013 15:53:58 | More by dctriman
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at Smoke & Barrel DC as part of the bottle share. Much thanks to jacewg for the bottle, been wanting this for ages. From notes.

A nice faint pink body, slightly clear, and makes a fizzy head picking up the red body color with a pink and tan sort of hue. Some bit of fizz sound when pouring just a "tad".

Oh that nose.. That bouquet is just magic. Wonderful sense of rushing cherry and red fruit bliss with a controlled warming sweet penny candy. It smells like humbugs candy in a glass, exactly like humbugs. Warming tartness but with great yeasty almost champagne/sparkling effervescence which creates a great minty menthol airy aroma. Truly a shove it up your nose brew.

It seems like after that it would be hard to get better. In a way it does, but it is by no means all downhill on first sip. An interesting light almost milky texture, but with classic Rodenbach fruity mid palate and explosive taste. Good sour and tart mix with a nice acidic edge. Carbonation is a bit fizzy but luckily doesn't distract.

Overall, just a pure joy to drink. The irony was I was going to buy a bottle of this overseas and pay for the nose, but thought after I had it I wouldn't have to. Now that I've already done it, I want the dam thing even more, and just may buy it just so I can have it again. Can't stop thinking about it, it's truly a winner.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 18:44:37 | More by smakawhat
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +6%

03-10-2013 05:05:34 | More by jacewg
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nzerbe

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-04-2013 00:38:01 | More by nzerbe
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.6%

02-25-2013 22:09:08 | More by Jspriest
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KevSal

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

02-19-2013 23:33:55 | More by KevSal
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

02-19-2013 15:14:36 | More by ShanePB
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Mbrown44

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

02-17-2013 14:13:55 | More by Mbrown44
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

02-17-2013 07:49:43 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
99 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.