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-vinous with a very complex, fruity nose of raspberry and cherry combined 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:
1,432
Reviews:
211
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
6.98%
 
 
Wants:
320
Gots:
366
For Trade:
45
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4.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danh53
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sweet and berry forward. Tastes like cherry pie, crust and all. Vanilla cream, with light oak tanin. Light carbonation, and not very sour. Looking forward to the next time I get to try this.

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4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Two stones Wilmington
Pours a deeps ruby
Smells like what everyone's first sourish beer ought to. Gentle funk with underlying fruitiness.
Sweet and funky. Funky and sweet.
Finished like what???? Awesome.
Did I say awesome? Had this from bombers and now on tap, must try!

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.79/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
4.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow, what a great Red Ale! A lovely rose colored beer with a one inch head that quickly settles to almost nothing. Just a little lacing left for the side of the glass as you drink. I get a lot of Raspberry in the nose with some of the earthy notes. The taste is fruity and tart but super smooth with a slight finish of the sour. An excellent well balanced beer. Even at the high price commanded by its rarity it is a beer that I would recommend trying.

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4.09/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2013.

Pours rusty brown. A fizzy tan head forms and quickly disappears completely. The smell is of barnyard funk, mixed dark fruit, oak and brown sugar. The taste is of tart cherries with notes of raspberry, oak and subtle malt sweetness. Moderately tart, medium texture with medium carbonation. Very good.

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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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4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
4.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A 750ml corked and caged bottle with a best before date of 19th May 2017. Poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: A dark ruby red colour with a half finger off white head that dissipated quickly and left some sparse lacing.

Aroma: Berry fruit forward, lightly sweet with raspberry, cherry and cranberry. Finish is lightly tart with earthy oakiness.

Taste: Great balance of tart, lightly sour and lightly sweet, with raspberry, cherry and cranberry followed by some nice light oak woodiness.

Mouthfeel: Dry-ish, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is just really good. Nicely balanced, smooth and very fruity. I could drink this all day. Even though this particular bottle was nearing its best before date, it felt as if it would still be good to drink over the next few years.

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4.82/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cork date of 3/15

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4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.44 out of 5 based on 1,432 ratings.
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