darkguardian (729) - 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.
__Rb81 (625) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Briljant, Haarlem. Red with a reddish offwhite head. Tart aroma of red fruits, wood, malts, light acetone alcohol. Taste is sour, red fruits, wood, malts, dry finish, light funk, tart red fruit aftertaste. Not bad.
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Sommerhuset. Thanks Mads. Pours a clear light brown with a small white head. Sweet and sour with a mellow bitterness. Aromas of raspberries with notes of balsamic vinegar. Also hints of toothpaste. Medium bodied. Medium to high carbonation. Sour and bitter finish.
castor010 (124) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zniewalający, złożony aromat. Czerwone owoce, słodkie praliny, likier owocowy, lekka kwaskowość. Piwo czerwone, niemal klarowne. Piana słaba. W smaku podobnie - słodko i kwaśno. Czerwone, dojrzałe owoce, winny posmak.
Tide (2796) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Brewdog Helsinki. Ruby red color, minimal pink head. Sour taste with cherry, raspberry, tart, a bit of oak, grass and a bit of toast. Sour finish with cherry, raspberry, tart, earthy notes and oak. Exquisite sour red.
sokuzs1 (529) - - JUL 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: cherry, raspberry, wine, some woody, spicy and wild notes
Taste: medium sour, wine, cherry, wild, spicy, raspberry, cranberry, light kefir
thomat (3228) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Rover. Hazy reddish amber with a tiny off white head. Fruity and sour tones. Fruit, acidity, wood and malt. Medium body with a nice balanced sour/ sweet finish.
Dahlstrom (228) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2016 Clowdy red with a medium white/reddish head. Strong aroma of berries, followed by light caramel and oak. Taste reflects the aroma, with a medium sourness. Low to medium body, dry texture. Medium carbonation.
Jashiu (77) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @Lawendowa 8 Gdańsk. Berry aromas- a lot of them! Like all the berries in the world went for a party and started a mosh-pit with some herbs and spices... Seems that dark chocolate went for that party too, was not feeling for a mosh-pit, enjoyed watching and got lost somewhere in the crowd. Pours dark, reddish copper with off white head. The taste is fruity sourness of berries (raspberries mostly) and some malty underlying sweetness. Very tasty. Sparkling wine style carbonation. Overall a lovely beer. Would drink it again gladly!
SvanteL (241) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastiskt vacker röd färg med rosa skum. I doften finns massor av syrliga bär, mest märks tranbären men tydliga toner av hallon och körsbär finns där också. Maffig smak med mycket tranbär men även lite sötare hallon och körsbär i en bra balans, inte översyrlig utan fin balans mellan syra och sötma.
samires (51) - POLAND - JUL 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In aroma cranberries, some strawberries, rapsberries, cherries and some tingy herbal mintyness, some woody undertones, little wild notes and spicy notes. Deep red, clear colour with small pink head. In taste- beer changes as it warms up, at first there are some cranberries/rapsberries with spicy notes in the back and some minty/herbal and wild undertones and tart woody finish (which lasts to aftertaste). After a while on the first place comes some cherries mixed with rapsberries. Medium carbonation, medium body.