Rodenbach Caractère Rouge | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

BA SCORE
98
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1,422 Ratings
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:
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:
1,422
Reviews:
208
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
6.98%
 
 
Wants:
320
Gots:
369
For Trade:
45
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Ratings: 1,422 |  Reviews: 208
Photo of professorchow
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dannyboygaga
4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.05/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark red, trying to lean towards brown, with a fluffy off-white blanket that recedes to a ring.

Smell is buttered baked apple, grape, and raspberry.

Taste is smooth cherry, with slightly bitter grape or blueberry skin, and sweet blackberry. Light oak is present, and it's not quite acetic, just lightly tart, soft, smooth and super drinkable.

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

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

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevBot89
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.42/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Botulizard
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tyecko
4.69/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of durlta
4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nedster10
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GJKerr
4.66/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FBarber
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Daveshek28
4.69/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nerdboy19
4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very solid offering. Fruit forward (nice mix of cranberry, raspberry and sour cherry), but a slight medicinal flavor and smell that knocked it down in the rating for me. Not a great looking beer. All that said. I like this quite a bit and would definitely hit it again

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Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BlakeAM
4.95/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Phurley2
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShriverMO
4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gman1602
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a little more specialized than just a Flander's Red, but for what it is, here goes:
Pours a nice reddish brown with decent carbonation.
Rich Flander's style aroma with a good cherry/cranberry scent to it.
Taste starts as a standard Flander's sour, but then cherries hit immediately and switch to cranberries effortlessly to finish with a tart cranberry style flavor. Still a Flander's Red, but the fruit melds in seamlessly.
Mouthfeel is spot on with perfect body and carbonation.
Overall just a great beer and one that will be well received by those who like the sour fruit beers. Worth it.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
4.44 out of 5 based on 1,422 ratings.
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