Rodenbach Caractere Rouge is a very special Flemish red beer, enriched with red fruits. The beer had been developed in close collaboration with star chef Vicky Geunes from restaurant ‘t Zilte. After having matured for two years in oak casks at the Rodenbach brewery, this beer has macerated for six more months with fresh cherries, cranberries and raspberries, which give it a unique fruity flavor.
This is an exceptional and exclusive beer of which only 56,000 bottles have been produced. This beer almost tastes like a wine, it has very complex and fruity aroma with hints of wood. At first this beer tastes a bit sour, but that is nicely balanced out by the fruitier aftertaste. These characteristics make this an ideal beer for food pairing. It has an alcohol content of 7.0%.
Serving temperature: 6-8°C
Rodenbach Caractere Rouge was elected Europe’s best fruit flavoured beer at the World Beer Awards in 2013. The judges described the beer with words ‘Medicinal aroma, bitter cherry flavour, good balance with excellent sourness’ This beer is not to be confused with Rodenbach Vintage, another limited edition by the same brewer.