Peter_L (432) - SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska@SB. Rödbrun vätska med gräddvit skum som snabbt klingar av. Syrlig doft med inslag av röda bär och lite fatton. Syra som skrapar av tungan all dess saliv. Ekfatstoner blandas med lite torkade russin och daddlar. Schysst törstsläckare.
WingdSoldier (25) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Redbrown light beer with a very fruity aroma and an extremely sour taste. Not that different from the regular Rodenbach.
mbgrayson (487) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle from Costco. In all particulars it seems to be the same as the variety described above.
Perhaps its just me, but I didn’t like it. Pours a clear dark brown, with tan head. Aroma of slightly sour fruit. I’d describe the taste as a ’sour Belgian’, with notes of port wine. Some may love it (apparently), but I really didn’t enjoy it at all. I don’t plan on getting this one again. In fairness, I think I didn’t like the style, so I’m probably not a fair judge how this stacks up against others of the same style.
SamTheBarrel (282) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 330ml bottle with a foil sealed bottle cap. Pours clear mahogany with a small khaki colored head that reduced quickly, leaving no lacing. Aroma of ripe apples, table grapes, red currants and vinegar. Flavour of ripe apples, table grapes, red currants, vinegar, oak wood, caramel and a hint of cherries. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and heavy sour. Palate is medium bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. A pleasantly sour beer with complex but balanced flavours, and a solid malt backbone.
bjerkeaa (132) - NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, red/brown pour with a small head. Aroma of wine grapes, blackcurrant and some good ol’ funkyness. Taste is almost more sweet than sour at first sip, but balances after a while. Som dryness in the palate.
Soulved (15) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Countless 33cl bottles sampled (most of the time) from a Rodenbach glass. Ruby red colored brew with 2 fingered head with medium retention and which leaves a lot of lacing. Smells of forest fruit and oak and resembles the smell of sweet red wine or port. Tastes sour, bittersweet and fruity. Mouthfeel is sour and the brew has a medium body and medium/high carbonation. In comparison with standard Rodenbach, this brew is more sour and has more body. This brew, together with standard Rodenbach, is the brew that got me into beer other then pilsner. I had some Abbey Doubles and Triples in the past, but never really got into it. So this brew is special to me since it opened me up to a world filled with beer :). It?s an intense brew which you love or hate. I truely love it!
trujahwarrior (462) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Special Brews. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a thick white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of berries, cherry, oak, Belgian yeast and a sour funk. Tastes of the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with great carbonation. I’d have to say this is probably one of the most balanced sours I’ve tried. Other flavors shine through other than just the prevalent overbearing sour flavor that dominates most other sours I’ve had. It’s definitely worth the price they’re asking for it.
BrettTaylor (366) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured as a taster at local shop. Pours a clear red brown with very little head. Aroma - sour, red fruits. Taste is sour, red fruit, malt. I would like to try this side by side with the regular version, from memory I feel like the regular version is more sour, but that could be wrong. This is still quite good!
Mjp12 (106) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle at restaurant, this goes fantastically well with food, I had a Dutch cheese board, which was a brilliant combination with this beer,
budedou (176) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A sour red is a very special beer...
very fruity and intense...
I like it!!