A Note on This Beer
Do you want to taste a beer from the Most Awarded Brewery in the World?
Of course, you do! That’s why we’re giving you a chance to grab a bottle of Rodenbach Caractère Rouge!
This Flanders Red Ale comes from Belgium’s Brouwerij Rodenbach — a.k.a. THE brewery responsible for popularizing Belgian-style Sour Ales. For over 200 years, Rodenbach has brewed some of the most superb oak-aged, mixed fermentation Sours known to craft.
There are many reasons for you to lock down today’s 2018 Vintage of Rodenbach Caractère Rouge. But listing those would take all day, so here’s what you really ought to know:
- Won a Platinum Medal in the Tastings.com World Beer Championships.
- Won a Gold Medal at 2018 World Beer Awards.
- Odds of finding this vintage at your local bottle shop are slim to none!
But the real medal of honor for Rodenbach Caractère Rouge lies in its berry-tart drinkability.
To craft Caractère Rouge, the brewers take their 2-year Ale matured in oak foeders and age it for 6 more months on a heaping pile of cherries, raspberries, and cranberries.
Bring out one of these family-sized bottles at the dinner table, and your guests will be seriously impressed. Not just because the flavors are reminiscent of an expensive Burgundy wine, but because they’ve likely never tasted a beer from one of the world’s most influential breweries.
It’s a good thing they got a friend like you, right?
Rated 4.25 on Untappd (2018 Vintage); 98/100 on BeerAdvocate; 98/100 on Wine Enthusiast; 97/100 on Tastings.com (2018 vintage); 94/100 on Craft Beer & Brewing
World’s Best Flavored Beer at 2016 World Beer Awards; Wine Enthusiast’s #1 Top 25 Beers of 2017; Won “Cellar Selection” in Tastings.com World Beer Championships 2018
Tavour strictly supports independent beer. Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V. is certified independent by the Brewers Association