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:
#161
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
1,470
pDev:
6.94%
Bros Score:
4.59
 
 
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Photo of ProperGlassesNeeded
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Duncian
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a beautiful ruby red with a three finger fizzy white head. The head dissapates quickly leaving some soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is sweet and tart cherries, raspberry and oak.

T - The taste is sweet and tart cherries, cranberry, raspberry and brown sugar finishing with some nice oakiness.

M - Medium bodied with medium/low carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Outstanding Flanders and a must try.

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Photo of Pletser
3.86/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gcamparone
4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a snifter. Purchased at Yankee spirits in MA.

Pours a muddy brown hazy body with a very little, half a finger fizzy head that reduces really quickly to leave zero lacing or retention. Frankly, this isn't the best looking beer.

Aromas are heavy cherry and raspberry with sweet caramel and maybe light oak. On the tongue is lightly tart cherries, raspberry upfront followed by sweet cherry pie covered with caramel and graham cracker crust. Finishes clean and easy with low carbonation and a medium-heavy body.

A great beer, just wish there was more carbonation and a little more oak.

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice beer! 8/12/17

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

Photo of Nuggetz
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pcshotsauce33
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MTKATL
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raspy22
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schinebd
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Academymike
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antyk
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kbrady10
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danh53
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
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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Photo of nuggetlover
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Photo of JLK7299
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
3.79/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
4.72/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Photo of Spoda1983
4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rodenbach Caractère Rouge from Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 1,470 ratings
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