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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Bottle: Filtered.
A blend of 75% young beer fermented in steel tanks and 25% old beer aged 2 year in large oak casks. Rodenbach bears the proud title of "the most refreshing beer in the world".


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle sample at Union Beer Trade Tasting, NYC. Ruddy ruby-brown with a moderate sized biege head. Mellow funk & sour woodiness in the aroma. Flavour is soft and mellow, with some tartness alongside a nice maltiness, and some vinous character in the finish. The Rodenbach Grand Cru is one of my absolute favourite beers, so it was nice to give this a try - itís obviously less complex than the G.C., but itís definately cut from the same cloth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Deep red - offwhite head. Aroma: rubber, wood, berries, oak, glue. Taste: Red berries, wood, rubber, sour, glue.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Liquors - 750 ml bottle. Nice, sparkling copper pour, with a soft off-white head that leaves a fair bit of lacing. Aroma is very faint- hints of spices - not much else. Flavor is noticeably bland. Slight vinegary sourness, but not to the degree of puckerness that I expected. Hints of sour citrusy fruit in the front end and as it warms, detect a bit of nuttiness which improves it a bit. Decently thick mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Pours out a nice red color with a huge tan head. Aroma is very fruity, sweet and sour. Flavor mirrored the aroma very well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2006
This was a good beer for the style and I really liked the tart flavor. Well worth a try but it is a bit expensive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2006
This Flemish sours pours a deep reddish brown color from a 330 ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and tart cherries. A medium bodied Flemish sour. Tart and sour cheery flavors abound, but without that oak and other complexities of the grand cru. Fruity and tart, crisp and clean. Nice carbonation. It may not be as complex, but it has a freshness that the Grand Cru doesnít. Nice beer. Perhaps this is a good starter for the style. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sour and tart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
Has all the look and style of the Grand Cru, but comes up light for those not ready to pucker up! Itís a great way to slowly introduce your less adventurous friends.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Decent light brown head with dark brown murky body. Molasses, plum, cherry, wood, smoke and tobacco aromas. Creamy body with livey carbonation. Strong sweetness at first but fades into a balanced sourness and moderate bitter finish. Excellent beer, one of my favorites.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Vinous, sour-but-sweet aroma... some slight maltiness is detectable. Bright, crisp, acidic (well, sour) flavors... undertones of malty sweetness and white wine. Nice clean and dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Red-tinged brown with ample tan, finely-laced head. Buttery, fruity (cherry) aroma, slightly acidic with mostly fatty underpinnings. Flavor is more muted - actually not as tart as the aroma implies. Some (baked) pie crust notes in here along with a formidable front of metallicness. Palate/finish is surprisingly thin and wan though youíre left with a pleasant-enough remembrance of cherries and toast, albeit a transient one. A lot more fun to sniff than to taste.


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