Rodenbach Caractère Rouge | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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Rodenbach Caractère RougeRodenbach Caractère Rouge
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Belgium
rodenbach.be

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Flanders Red Ale- two-year ale matured in oak foeders, that is aged for an additional six months with cherries, raspberries and cranberries. Vinous and very complex with notes of wood and caramel.

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 (first batch). 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.

Added by Jason on 11-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,439
Reviews:
211
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
6.98%
 
 
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321
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2.5/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of GarthT
3/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of desint
3.21/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of wheresblue
3.24/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of heytomcat
3.24/5  rDev -27%

Photo of rickcrip76
3.25/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of Lochnessmonster
3.25/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of tshanahan
3.27/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very tart but not obnoxious.

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Photo of fostachild
3.33/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cj8311
3.4/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Heavy cranberry, lighter sour punch than expected. Not as balanced as I would have liked.

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Photo of James_Michaud91
3.42/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I may have had an 'off' bottle of this. The aromas of raspberries and cherries jump out immediately and smell quite delicious but they are joined by a melting plastic/band-aid note as the aroma continues. The taste follows suit with nice acidity and fruit character but still finishing with the off-putting plastic note. Would like to try this one again at some point as other co-workers said the first bottle opened was delicious.

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3.5/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrunkAl
3.5/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. No date that I saw. Acquired as part of the Belgian in a box framboos pack. Murky Crimson color. Aromas of Raspberry and cranberry. Oak, leathery Brett. Taste has some fruit and a very mild tartness. Was expecting more sourness from this, possibly a young bottle and needed some more time.

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3.5/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of coriswrasse
3.61/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bottle served in two snifters (re-purposed maple syrup glasses).
smells sweet like young gueze or lambic.
a very hidden tart on the nose as well.
color is dark amber.
head is just a thin layer.
very nicely carbonated.
taste is overly sweet berry flavor with some light tartness.
mouthfeel is sweet but leads to light funk and tart dryness.
probably would not purchase again at the price (23.99) but not a bad beer to have for dessert. seems very "one-notey" front to back and way to sweet for my liking. would age help?

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3.65/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of rhong187
3.68/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GentleKnight1
3.69/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Lekkerbier for 12 euros. Strong fruit nose, and strawberries in nose and taste. This highly ranked beer is good, but I just don't care for fruity beers. If you like them, this is one of the best.

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3.7/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of WKyle
3.7/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.44 out of 5 based on 1,439 ratings.
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