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


on tap

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Foederbier is unfiltered and unpasteurised... drawn from the wooden pipes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1343) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2012
Those who wish Rodenbach just bottle the old stuff straight from the foeders and skip the blending part should try the Foederbier first, then decide. It’s an amber color, sparkling, tart and fairly dry. It’s refreshing and tasty but also lacks depth, being simpler than the Grand Cru, which is partly blended with younger beer. Educational.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14113) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
Tap @ Brussels Beer Weekend, 2012. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Nose is marzipan, almond a bit of earth and caramel. Flavor is oak, cherries and acetone. Crisp, dry, fruity and tart. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tquest (93) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2012
From tap at de heeren. Amber with a thin head. Begins sour, tart, geuze alike with a vinous end. Wood and the typical rodenbach taste, like vin de cereal. Good, really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Shaney (2427) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2012
#1118 Das Bier macht schon beim einschenken einen äußerst schalen Eindruck: Sieht aus wie abgestandene Cola, nur ganz wenig Schaum, kaum Kohlensäure und obendrein gar etwas trüb. Was ist das denn? Ein Rodenbach "gerijpt op eiken foeders", sprich ein in Eichenfässern gereiftes Bier. Auf der Rückseite ist dann vermerkt, dass dieses Bier ein Gemisch aus 3/4 jungem Bier und aus 1/4 in Eichenfässern gereiftem Bier ist. Die Reifung dauerte übrigens ganze 2 Jahre. Vielleicht hätte man lieber das ganze Gebräu solange reifen sollen, denn das jetzige Resultat macht einen völlig unausgegorenen Eindruck. Es ist schlichtweg sauer mit ganz minimaler Hefenote. Der Antrunk bestätigt dies: Sauerbier, würgh! Vom versprochenen leicht-säuerlichen Geschmack mit einer an Wein erinnernden Fruchtigkeit kann hier keine Rede sein. Der Nachgeschmack hat eine ganz leichte Holznote, die aber auch nicht ausreicht um das ganze Elend noch positiv zu beeinflussen. Nie wieder! Edit: Ach ja, zur Info, weil es oben nicht steht: Das Bier hat 5,2% Test vom 21.10.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 3,2,2,4,7,3 - 3,05

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
tap in De Zalm ... copper ... thin off white creamy head ... light sour tones huge berry fruit nose ... tart front ... juicy fruits ... light vingear bite ... fruity berries

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
31st October 2009
Post Borefts I jaunt to De Heeren van Liedekercke. On tap. Clear amber beer. Light crisp palate, very crisp. Sourish but not too much so. Some geuze zing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Zythos Bierfestival 2012, Leuven, Belgium. Pours clear copper with gold edges and firm tan head. The aroma is pushing up big sour and tart notes quickly getting sour with vinegar. The taste has a brief smooth sweet sort of neutral note that quickly gets run over by balsamic vinegar and then salty body sweat. Cool stuff as all these notes come together with richness and harmony. This isn’t real intense in vinegar but rich and runs into bitterness that dries it out with very little after taste. A sour I can dig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (3063) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2012
Yellow amber colour, light white head. Aroma of wood, apple, malts. Rather sour. Tart flavour, wood astringent, lactic acid, loads of wood. Very dry. Strong carbonation, dry, tart finish, wood.
Very nice and outspoken beer. Love this stuff!
(Draught @ ZBF ’12)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2365) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
@ ZBF 2012. Hazy light brown coloured beer with small off-white head and no carbonation. Very sour aroma flavoured with nice wooden hints. Full sparkling palate. Finish is strong sour dry. You like it or not. I liked it, nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (6916) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2012
Cask @ ZBF’12. Orangée brumeuse, col épais blanc/beige. Arôme est pure vinaigre restant somme tout modéré avec pas mal de note terreuse, malté et balsamique, tout cela sur un bouquet boisé de foudre de chêne. En bouche, profile vinaigre couvre le tout laissant un côté balsamique se faufiler. Le tout débute sur un palais malté/grains voire avec une pointe sucrée, la gorgée se suit pas un vinaigre venant recouvrir la fin de bouche qui persiste.Le tout sur ce côté boisé, chêne moyennement épicé. Sans être trop agressive au palais, la bière est déjà une belle étape dans le style des rouges flamandes. Dommage que le verre se termine si vite. Que dire? grandiose, et on en redemande.

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