RODENBACH Caractère Rouge

RODENBACH Caractère Rouge was developed in 2011 in collaboration with top chef Viki Geunes (2 Michelin stars). This exclusive beer is created by adding an extra six months’ fermenting maceration with cherries, raspberries and cranberries to beer that has already undergone two years’ maturation in oak casks. The result is an exceptional RODENBACH with a 7% alcohol by volume. RODENBACH Caractère Rouge is vinous with a very complex, fruity nose of raspberry and cherry combined with notes of wood and caramel. The undertone consists of an aroma of violets, leather and a hint of tobacco. The taste is rather sour but exceptionally pure. With its long, clean aftertaste and its unique combination of delicacy and strength, RODENBACH Caractère Rouge is reminiscent of a crisp Burgundy wine. This noble beer is unique and exclusive. In his restaurant ’t Zilte, Viki Geunes combines this willful beer with his sophisticated gastronomic creations.

Characteristic features

Mixed fermentation – Flanders Red-Brown Beer – Recognised local product
7% ABV

Brand identity

Brand values:
Unique (product) – Willful – Reliable – Hearty
Candid – Sophisticated

Connoisseurs’ beer, a specialist beer aimed more at experts – To aid relaxation or as a personal treat – Especially alone, but also in a small group


2012 - Brussels Beer Challenge, Gold Medal – Flavoured Beer: Wood Aged
2012 - European Beer Star Awards, Gold Award -Belgian-Style Fruit Sour Ale
2012 - ‘Baanbreker 2012’, Horeca Expo
2013 - World Beer Awards, Gold Medal - Europe's Best Fruit Flavoured Beer
2013 - Sparflex - verpakkings - Award Bierpassieweekend
2013 - Brussels Beer Challenge, Silver Medal - Best Fruit Flavoured Beer

2014 - Brussels Beer Challenge, Silver Medal - Europe's Best Fruit Flavoured Beer
2015 - World Beer Awards, Silver Medal - Belgium's Best Fruit Flavoured Beer
2016 - - 100 Best Beers in the World
2016 - Australian International Beer Awards, Bronze Medal - Best Fruit Flavoured Beer
2016 - Shanghai International Beer Festival Award, Silver Medal - Class: Red & Dark Ales
2016 - World Beer Awards, World's Best Fruit Flavoured Beer
2016 - World Beer Awards, Belgium's Best Fruit Flavoured Beer
2016 - European Beer Star Awards, Bronze Award - Fruit Sour Ale
2016 - Brussels Beer Challenge, Silver Medal - Best Fruit Flavoured Beer
2017 - - 100 Best Beers in the World


  • 75 cl Bottle