darkguardian (730) - 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.
Andrus86 (390) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
BOTTLE. Gold to ruby pour with a ruby/white head.. Insane sweet nose, hard boiled lollies, all the berries, fruit liquorice, woodiness from the barrel all combined.. Balance of sweet & tart berry flavour through out, good zesty sour kick to finish.. Sourced Cape Cellars
MadRobin (2797) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Whole Foods at Fairfax Corner in Fairfax, VA.
Very hazy, chestnut-red with a thin pink-white head and fair to sparse lacing.
Aroma of big time berries, cherries and balsamic vinegar.
Taste of mashed mixed berries, balsamic vinegar and cherries.
Medium body and medium/low carbonation with a smooth, light mouthfeel that pairs well with the fruity flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
andrewje41 (2785) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured at Eugene’s farewell tasting. Thanks! Very fun try. Reddish orange pour with no head. Lighter cherry aroma. Flavor is a larger cherry pie like character, with a smooth, wonderfully tart and sweet complimented finish. Memorable, and excellent on all counts. Loved it.
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Red colour with foamy pinkish white head. Fruity, slightly sour nose with cherries, raspberries, red fruit, hints of oak wood and balsamic vinegar. Fruity, tart taste with notes of raspberries, cherries, cranberries, oak wood, balsamic vinegar and a dry and tart finish. Medium body, mainly dry. Not quite as deep and complex as the Grand Cru, but more balanced and really tasty and enjoyable. Excellent beer.
ninecats (480) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2013 ed. Semi clear deep red, white/pinkish quickly dissipating head. Aroma is full of berries, cherry, marzipan, tooth paste, sweet malty notes. Taste is sour in the start, dry berry sourness, later fine sweet malty notes, marzipan, cherry and candy, all while remaining freshly sour and woody in the back, finishes dry with more berries. Medium body, surprisingly high carbo. This is world class.
__Rb81 (638) - 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 (3938) - 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 (155) - 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 (2927) - 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 (556) - - 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