Rodenbach Caractère Rouge 7°
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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. 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. Pours gorgeously deep pink-red, juicy nose of raspberry and cranberry more than cherry. Taste like aroma with a sweet-sour balance that is out of this world! Medium body and carbonation. Words cannot describe how good this really is.Very, very good !!
Grimbergen Rouge 6°
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Grimbergen Rouge combines the flavors of sweet strawberry, cranberry and elderberry with the spicy notes of an authentic abbey beer. Its ruby color and creamy pinky foam renew the traditional abbey beer. Pours a dark red colour with a thin head, The aroma has notes of raspberries, malt, and wheat. The flavor is sweet with notes of rasberries, malt, hay, and a bit of wheat. Goes into a mild fruity sweetish finish with lots of berries. Very refreshing!
The Beer of The Week: Kasteel Rouge 8°
Black cherry colored body with moderate carbonation and a tight, soft champagne-like head with a pinkish-brownish tone like a red tide. Aroma and flavor are of plump, overripe cherries and black cherries. Hints of chocolate and caramel as well. Mild residual sweetness. Complexities of the fruit really come out here. This is a great fruit beer. Anyone who doesn’t like fruit beers needs to check with this one.