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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge | Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.

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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:
#159
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
1,461
pDev:
6.94%
Bros Score:
4.59
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is a Rodenbach Grand Cru that has been shiftes away from the sweet/sour axis to a sweet/sour/fruity triangle. The red fruits are clearly in, while part of the sourness is gonne and the sweetness looks like artificial to my taste.
I would prefer more body, more sourness and less fruit, and I don't think this beer is an improvement over the GC.

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Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Served in a Rodenbach goblet. Pours a fairly-bright cherry-red color. Short pink-hued head that dissipats quickly. Heavy cherry with mild raspberry and cherry. More cranberry in flavor. Super fruity. Moderately tart. High carbonation and super dry. Too fruity at this point, though hopefully that calms down and brings out the base a bit more. Also didn’t have that nice yeast-driven acidity of most Rodenbach yet. Could also use a bit more body.

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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 1,461 ratings
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