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: 79   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
On tap at the De Heeren 20th Anniversary party during last week’s trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a light caramel color with a very small head that receded quickly. No lacing. The nose immediately brought quite a bit of vinegar. Some light cherry and oak, but mostly vinegar. Super strong and along the lines of Vin de Cereal but without the cookie dough-type sweetness. Flavor was straight sourness, though not completely overpowering like some of the more out there American wilds that I’ve had. Light body and thin carbonation with a heavy sourness. Not fantastic but certainly not bad either. An interesting experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (11179) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Cloudy reddish maroon color, small edge head. Aroma of sour oak, red plums, lemon peel. Taste is extremely sour vinegar and summer fruits. Rough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cucuma (89) - kontich, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2011
had it on tap (beerpassion Antwerp & zythos beerfestival st. Niklaas) Like the sourisch taste. Depends on the barrel (foeder)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3692) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2012 draft@Bierpassion Weekend 2011: dark brown with a red hue, very small eggwhite head, smell is very sour with lots of vinegar going almost acidic & lots of very sour grapes, taste follows smell with a very sharp acidic touch to the aftertaste that really hits you & a malt body to go along with it, least vinous of the different versions I have tried, rawest one, amazing stuff, pretty much completely flat, hint of spice & acid almost rotting wood, yep great stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2011
head: offwhite , bubbly
colour: amber, very hazy
smell: sour, vinegar, sour red fruits, malts, glue , bit boozy
taste: red fruits, glue, malts, peaches, malts, slightly acidic , very rich , end is bit of dry , quite good !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10514) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
Dezent säuerlicher, sehr frischer Antrunk mit ebenfalls säuerlichen Eichennoten, die überaus passend sind. Die Säuerlichkeit bkeibt in seiner Intensität weitestgehend konstant und wirkt immer erfirschender, die Komplexität des Anfang, wo auch Kirsch- und Traubennuancen wirken, schwindet allerdings. Sie gefällt nun zwar, ist zum Ende aber weniger aromatisch. Im Abgang noch einmal passend holzig, etwas nach Zitrusfrucht, trocken. Sehr erfrischend! /12/12/10//11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2011
Draught at ZBF 2011. CLoudy red/brown - offwhite head. Vinegar, sharpness, acid, wooden, tartness, rubber, nutty, sourness, grape fruity, berries. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4555) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2011
06/03/2011 - on tap @ Zythos Beer Festival (2011-98)

Cloudy reddish to brown amber beer, almost no head. Aroma: vinegar, lemon, apple skin. MF: little carbon, medium body. Taste: sour but also cheesy and dairy coming through. Some vinegar touches. Aftertaste: less sour than you would expect, even little fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2011
Draught @ ZBF 2011: Brownish coloured. Light brown dense head. ARoma of sourness, berries, subtle sweetness and some grape. Flavour of berries, sourness, grape and spice. Medium to full bodied. Has a sour berryish end. NIce

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
On tap at Zythos ’11.

Reddish brown, somewhat murky. Huge acetic aroma. Almost vinegar. But pleasantly balanced with a sweetness that is lingering in there. Sour fruit comes through as well. Tastes pretty much like it smells. The tartness is almost overwhelming, and very reminiscent of vinegar. A slight woody-ness comes through under all the other tastes/aromas.

Overall it is a very good version of this beer. And one I wish I could get and age.

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