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Rodenbach Foederbier

Rodenbach Foederbier
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Brewed by Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Roeselare, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Foederbier is unfiltered and unpasteurised... drawn from the wooden pipes.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6033) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
On tap at ’t Antwaerps Bierhuyske, pours a dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma smells sweet and sour, with vinegar, wood, and candied sugar. Flavour is more sour than sweet, with a high vinegary quality, medium oakiness, and light sweetness on the finish. The vinegariness is perhaps the highest of any Rodenbach beer I’ve had. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1542) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
Full tap@ZBF 2014-ZA. Very much a richer-textured standard Rodenbach with all balsamic, vinegar, macerated cherry and speculatius notes in place, adding a fuller mouthfeel and a distinct oak wood astringency. Some tired caramel notes, metallic edge. Appreciate Rodenbach in context and in the kitchen, but even a 15cl pour of it at festivals can make for a more strenuous sipper than most competitors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2662) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
On tap @ Zythos Beer Festival. Slightly hazy amber with small beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of light vinegar, caramel, oxidation notes, red fruits (mostly cherries) and oak/wood. Taste is of ketchup, caramel, oak, red fruits, caramel and a dusty finisih. Medium body. Very low carbonation. Woodsy. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2947) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
On tap at Zythos. Murky brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is acetic, oaky, light winey notes, mild cherry, very light. Taste is sour, light acetic flavors, quite woody, dusty and mushroom taste. Palate is light-med bodied with very low carbonation, almost flat. Good, but nothing outstanding.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (1154) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Tap at t’ Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Basically classic Rodenbach and more so, fresher (although that may be tap vs bottle), slightly more of a woody vinous sourness. Beautiful.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1200) - BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2014
@ Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Amber red brown colour, creamy beige foam. Very complex aroma of red fruit, balsamic vinegar. Very well balanced. Very drinkable. --> Very good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
tap at rrbf. This was nice. Definitely the most sour Rodenbach I have ever had. Much more of a true flemish red (in my opinion) than either the OG or GC. Nice cherry sourness melds well with the woody oakiness. Fun to try this rare gem.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Sample from Raleigh Rare Beer: Cask - Interesting. Sours arent completely my forte but it was well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2622) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Redish orange body with a white film. Oaky, funky, fruity, wooden, spicy nose. Clean, light watery, juicy, light chutney, dry tongue. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Staffan47 (858) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
Först när jag blir serverad fattar jag vilken jäkla häftig öl det här är. Rodenbach, som gör mina favoritöl ha här lastat ur sig en ofiltrerad realale! Hur tungt är inte det? Blir nästan lite knäsvag när killen börjar slita i pumpkranen och glaset fylls på (i ett Rodenbachglas!). Väldigt lik Grand Cru i både doft och smak. Lite mer inslag av ättika i doften och lite "extra allt" i smaken. Sjukt nöjd att den här fortfarande fanns kvar. Får inte missas om man får möjlighet att testa någon gång


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