Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
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3.9/5 rDev -12.8%
750ml bottle into a Cantillon tulip.
A: Pours a very dark ruby body with a nice slightly pink head.
S: Very fruity aroma. Wafting notes of cherry, light brett and acetic acidity, raspberry, a bit lactic, some juicy and vinous tannins.
T: Sweet cherry flesh, light acetic tartness, a bit more nebulous red fruitiness, drying oak, slight vanilla, lactic and cherry sweetness in the finish.
M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: Definitely drinkable and complex, but at this point the cherry sweetness is a bit out of proportion. Maybe with some age the fruit will fade and the bugs will do a little more work.
01-24-2013 22:36:14 | More by Etan
3.9/5 rDev -12.8%
Pour a dark reddish brown color with a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates. Smells of tart cherries, funk, yeast, a bit of vinegar, some sweet fruits, some tart fruit. The flavor is pretty tart up front with some fruity tartness and a bit of acid. The fruit comes in midway to provide some sweet balance before a bit of funk, vinegar, and tannic oak step in. Medium body with a sharp level of carbonation that provides for a prickly mouthfeel. I rather enjoyed this one, its good now, but almost feels like a few years would do wonders to help meld the flavors a bit.
08-26-2012 01:26:48 | More by johnnnniee
3.95/5 rDev -11.6%
This beer was far far fruitier than I was expecting but my expectations might have been off, or rather were considerably off. Still a decent beer overall.
Beer is ruby red, clear with a thin head, small bubbles, no lacing, low carbonation. Really bright red.
Aroma is all fruit all the time, very sweet, cherry almost too much cherry, some other stuff sneaks through.
Beer is medium in body and sweet, lots of cherries, lots of fruit, lots of fruit, seriously this is a cherry bomb. Other flavors fight to get through but ultimately fail. I liked this beer but it would have been better if it wasn't just a one note beer. Not as sweet as the redbach thankfully.
11-02-2012 20:04:20 | More by drabmuh
4/5 rDev -10.5%
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Served in a Rodenbach goblet. Pours a fairly-bright cherry-red color. Short pink-hued head that dissipats quickly. Heavy cherry with mild raspberry and cherry. More cranberry in flavor. Super fruity. Moderately tart. High carbonation and super dry. Too fruity at this point, though hopefully that calms down and brings out the base a bit more. Also didn’t have that nice yeast-driven acidity of most Rodenbach yet. Could also use a bit more body.
12-16-2012 19:33:46 | More by Thorpe429
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
99 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.