darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
An absolutely astonishing and suprising beer. Not at all what I expected from the Rodenbach name. This beer has elements of Rodenbach but also is very much like a fruit lambic. Nose is strong with the typical Rodenbach character and a touch of cherry and cranberry. It isn’t until you taste the beer that its full power becomes apparent. Quite acidic but extremely well balanced. More like an american sour than the typical flemish red it has far less of the vinegar notes in a typical rodenbach. Instead the back half the the beer is dominated by huge notes of cranberry, cherry and raspberry. Moderately sweet but sour enough to achieve near perfect balance, this beer is really only lacking in the nose, and note because the nose is bad in any ways, but just because it simply doesn’t match the incredible flavor. Probably the best Rodenbach I have ever had, and I’ve had them all at this point. Huge thanks to hopscotch for sharing this.
Kinz (3395) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to the wife for the Valentine’s Day gift here. Pours fairly clear reddish brown, very slight head. Aroma is sour cherry, berry, faint oak, bit of caramel. Flavor matches. Delightful balanced sour note throughout. Really well done, a great reminder of just how much I appreciate Rodenbach. Can’t say I could tell the berries were present, as a lot of the berry flavors here are found in the "traditional" Rodenbach beers, but very nice however you want to look at it.
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Red thin head. Nice sour dark fruits in aroma and taste great mouthwatering astringent finish. Prickly carbonated. Good stuff.
anstei (120) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle from Slowbeer. Pours reddish brown with a medium head, the sparkly foam quickly dying. Lots of berry in the aroma, the sour cherry is noticeable as well. Very interesting and appealing taste of cherry, sourness, some berries. Fine carbonization, dry finish.
MichaelAwesome (4913) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Na, Nuancen zwischen diesen und den anderen Rodenbachs habe ICH NICHT erkannt, aber eine gewisse Milde im Abgang und ein wenig weniger Fruchtigkeit als die Nebenbuhler könnte ich schon attestieren. Eine feine Säure mit einer gewissen Süffigkeit bilden hier dennoch, wie gewohnt, eine gewisse Klasse. Und da die Balance hervorragend ist, kann man gegen dieses Piwo nix sagen.
tdtm82 (822) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle; shared with Clayfiish (Untappd) at my place. I think it was sourced by Andy Parker or myself. Thanks Andy.
Cherry Red. Sour acid aroma. Old socks. Vinous red wine. Sour cherries. Lactose acid. Taste is tart cherry, lactose, leather, smooth texture, citric juice. Very nicely-rounded. Benchmark for the style. Awesome.
McTapps (4923) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from Erzengel, many thanks. The beer has got a deep ruby-brown colour with a medium body. Aroma of mild red wine vinegar and unripe grapes. Taste of mild smooth vinegar, malt, barley, wine, mild acid and unripe fruits. The sourness is well balanced with offering a welcomed deepness. Enjoyed it a lot.
stouby (3860) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Carsten. Clear dark pink. Aroma heavy fruity (cherries, craneberries, mint, raspberries) and acidic. Flavor light sweet, medium to heavy acidic and complex. Medium body. Wau.
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/20/2015. 750 ml. bottle. Reddish color with a fizzy pinkish head. Aromas of red berries, a little oak. Tart and tight, not overly sour. Exceptional balance that ends with a dry finish.
Vestergaard (599) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle in a head to head with classic Rodenbach. Pours a reddish amber with a small, white head. Aroma is oaky, fruity with lots of dark berries, balsamico, vinegar, very dry, lots of juicy berries with some sweetness to it. Taste is a very complex mix of the sweetness and the sour and tart notes. Vanilla-sweet, oaky, dark cherries, fresh, sour raspberries and dry, slightly bitter cranberry. All very explicit. Nice, juicy medium body and medium carbonation as well.
Alexanderdahl (44) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours red amber, with a light head.
Nose has lots of berries, raspberry-like sweetness to it.
and the taste! Jeez ma weez, louise! You can distinguish all different types of berries! Sweet raspberries, sour cranberries and dry blackcurrents. wow!