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Roodebol | Café-Brouwerij Loterbol

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Brewed by:
Café-Brouwerij Loterbol
Belgium | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by beerpirates on 08-07-2010

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by thepeter:
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3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark pink, light pink fuzzy head that did not last and left little lacing, mostly clear and a nice hue in the light.

S - a sweet, sour funky combo with an acidic bite at the end of the whiff. The sweet is like candy but not in a bad way or artificial

T - Funk right off the bat leading into acidi taste then a cherry pit nuttiness and ending with a slight sweet adn sour combo. Very nice but honestly could have less of the nutty/bitter flavor and more of the sweet adn sour flavors

M/D - Very drinkable, a bit more carbonated than i like. I figured it would settle down but it never did. Light bodied and a bit thin at times.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75cl bottle with friends @ Diest Bierfest 20th Oct 2012.

Pours a true red colour with a salmon pink thin head on top.

Cherries being the main flavouring within the beer, they obviously lead the way in the aroma and taste: not as sour or powerful as say a Rodenbach Grand Cru but this isn't from Flanders and although not sweet either it comes across as an easy going kriekbier that is well crafted and blended nicely. Based I believe around the Loterbol Blonde, but don't quote me on that.

The only kriek we had at the festival and very pleasant it was too.

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Photo of beerpirates
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Roodebol is an amber red beer with a rich and light pink foam that moderate quickly disappears. A thin foam layer floating on islands on the surface. Beer measuring 6.6 alcohol by volume percent. The flavor we find cherries, cherry pits and a spicy hoppy back. The taste is slightly sweet. The cherries are present but leave the beer Loterbol the identity store. Slight alcohol impression. A somewhat sour mouthfeel comes up and is a strong hoppy bitterness, which, together with an efficient cherry

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Photo of 77black_ships
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First note, I brought this one to two different tastings, quite a few people remarked about this one lacking in funk, bacterial sourness etc. This is not a sour beer, no lambic or bacteria of any kind was used. This is a fruit beer made with krieken (sour cherries) & shouldn’t really be compared with lambic’s which a lot of people seem to be doing.

Both notes are from 2013.

First bottle 2010 Vintage: 75 cl. sampled. Pours dark raspberry red with a pinkish head. Nose is very full of fruits, more cherry than kriek, light raspberry, almost cloying, very jam-like. Taste is blend of cherries & kriek, less tang than I am used of the kiek (the fruit), light hint of iron (maybe the age), touch thin but very easy to drink, oodles of fruit, somewhat fruit sweety with a jam impression, kriek pits in there, light berries in s pices in the finish. Fine carb. very easy to drink. Could have used a bit more fruit sourness, I feel that the fruit kriek is sourer on its own in general.

Second bottle. Also 2010 Vintage. Also 75 cl. sampled. Total gusher & not bad but not as good as the first time around, bit too metallic & thin, same vintage, keeping previous score for now.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Roodebol from Café-Brouwerij Loterbol
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