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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge - Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

581 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 581
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 172
Gots: 152 | FT: 29
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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Dennoman

Belgium

4.1/5  rDev -8.3%

75 cl bottle, batch 2, poured into a tulip glass.

A: Visually stunning. A sea of deep ruby red that gets darker as you go up into the glass. Semi-clear. A true work of art when light refracts through it. Absolutely beautiful.

S: The dominant aroma is freshly picked berries. Raspberry tartness, light sweetness and distinctive cranberry bitterness. This aroma is carried by the classic Rodenbach aroma: refreshing acidity with a touch of creaminess.

T: Beautiful raspberry tartness and puckering cranberry that clings to your tongue. Aftertaste is lactic acid, lingering long on the palate after the swallow. Sweetness goes away completely, making for a strangely sadomasochistic experience that has you yearning for more.

M: Relatively high carbonation, but this is necessary to neutralize the otherwise overly acidic quality of the berries. Though it is very light, it isn't anywhere close to watery and fits the style perfectly.

O: Although I usually don't go for this style, this was an absolute joy. Bags of flavor that keep delivering with every sip, and I would swear something new pops up every time you put this near your nose and lips. Exciting to the senses and perfectly balanced. Everything that's good about summer in a glass.

Inspiring.

08-18-2012 20:37:35 | More by Dennoman
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HopHead84

California

4.15/5  rDev -7.2%

10/06/2012

Bottle shared by Tim a couple weeks ago and again tonight by Cameron. Thanks!

A: Deep maroon with a big pinkish white head that lingers for some time.

S: A ridiculous amount of fruit. There's a really strong cranberry presence (skin and flesh) with some raspberry and a little cherry. Nice vanilla aroma with notes of cherry pie, crust and all. Restrained leather profile with a light mustiness and some oak. Smells like Ocean Spray. Lots of brown sugar. Moderately lactic with some vinegar.

T: A fruit explosion: lots of cranberry with an even blend of cherry and raspberry. Lower moderate acetic acidity with restrained vinegar flavor. Light vanilla with brown sugar and a little oak. The beer is quite sweet with a low level of tartness and a firm lactic presence. The beer finishes with a mild acetic burn

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation. Sticky, dry, and creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: A nice fruited Flanders-style beer. Too sweet for me to drink a lot of but there isn't a lot to drink so I guess that's not a problem. Reminds me a lot of Ocean Spray or Cran-apple Cider.

10-07-2012 19:36:49 | More by HopHead84
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -7.2%

Pours a reddish/brown color, light tan head, thin ring, spotty lace. Nose is fruit-forward with a nice mix of tartness and oak. Flavor is a bit more tartness with a nice sweet berry note that follows. Cherry, oak, and some light vinegar is what I pick out most from the flavor. Body is light to medium, good carbonation, dry tart finish.

A really nice beer from Rodenbach that I will have again, no doubt. I'm going to stock up on bottles, as I think this even has additional room for improvement. Good stuff!

09-06-2012 00:25:49 | More by Sean9689
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StJamesGate

New York

4.16/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

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

New York

4.2/5  rDev -6%

Date: 5/6/14
Location: Port Chester Beer Distributor
Glassware: Red Wine Glass

Appearance: Rosy in color pouring with a pinkish carbonation. While the head doesn't last a small ring of carbonation does remain.
Aroma: As advertised cranberries and sour cherries come through on the nose. With nice notes of raspberry as well. The oak vat has a presence in a lovely wood smell with hints of oak.
Taste: The fruit has the major profile for this beer giving it a very tart flavor. The tartness is assisted by the wild yeast. Tart is very much the word as I pucker slightly with every sip.
Mouthfeel: Light to Medium in body. Light to medium in carbonation. The beer itself is very dry and leaves your mouth watering.

05-08-2014 15:12:18 | More by KornWallace
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.23/5  rDev -5.4%

No bottle number I saw, but apparently one of only 900. Consumed at De Heeren on 6/7/2012.

A reddish copper color, poured into beautiful wine-style glasses. Cherry aroma dominates. The beer is quite tart with lot of cherry flavor and an immediate mouth-watering effect. Medium-low carbonation and a slightly sweet linger.

I gotta say, the Rodenbachs killed it on this particular day. #2 beer of the afternoon (after Alexander Rodenbach).

06-12-2012 22:12:10 | More by kscaldef
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-05-2014 01:10:39 | More by JakerLou
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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Tyrus

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-29-2014 19:35:57 | More by Tyrus
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aztraz

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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OddNotion

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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JamLand

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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OtisCampbell

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-18-2012 18:26:37 | More by OtisCampbell
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sfr26

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

11-13-2013 02:44:46 | More by sfr26
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-29-2013 17:12:59 | More by KevinGordon
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n2185

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

04-21-2014 00:36:54 | More by n2185
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

03-05-2014 13:15:33 | More by BuckTuckian
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campfirebrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-01-2014 04:04:48 | More by campfirebrew
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

05-10-2013 20:37:43 | More by largadeer
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-01-2013 18:06:55 | More by st9647v3
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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Enochase04

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

07-20-2014 23:49:32 | More by Enochase04
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WeisGuy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-03-2014 22:02:21 | More by WeisGuy
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
99 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.