Rodenbach Caractère Rouge | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

Rodenbach Caractère RougeRodenbach Caractère Rouge
BA SCORE
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1,447 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:
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
Ranking:
#162
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
1,447
pDev:
6.94%
Bros Score:
4.59
 
 
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Anyone who has had a few drinks with me knows that I adore Flanders Red Ales, and Rodenbach in particular. I buy at least one bottle of their Vintage every year, and the Grand Cru is my go to sour beer. But my God! I have never had a beer this delightful before! Thank you, Zack Emery!
L: Deep ruby in color, slight head dissaptes quickly.
S: Sour cherries and raspberries with a slight earthy funk.
T: Same as the nose, but definite cranberry flavor comes through with a pleasant, slightly bracing tartness.
F: More dry than I anticipated, compliments the flavor.
O: Absolutely fantastic. 5/5!

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To my mind, one of the most remarkable beers in the world and probably the best example of a Flemish Red that I have tried. While I have enjoyed numerous varieties (the classic red, the grand cru, the barrel aged vintage varieties) from this brewery, this has been the most consistently satisfying. If I had to choose one beer to drink the rest of my life, this would be it (as of now). That is why this is the only beer I give a perfect 5.

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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 1,447 ratings
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