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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1506   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".


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Bottle sampled. red with a brownish hue, and an off-white head. Aroma of sweetness, fermented cherries, and oak. The flavor is sweet upfront, fermented cherries, oak, and finishes moderately tart. Decent body. Good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Shared by Retro42, pours a dark amber brew with a fizzy light tan head. Aroma of dark caramel malt, sour cherries, and some dark berries. Taste is highly carbonated, sour fruity, and a touch of oak. Finish is dry and light sour that ends quickly.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Lovely reddish-brown beer with an abundant light tan head. There is a sharp vinegar aroma but subtle fruit lies underneath. The taste is acidic, then notes of strawberries and raspberries emerge. Watery mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (611) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2007
250 ml brown bottle.
Best before Sept. 9 07
Reddish brown with no real head to speak of, just a thin cap of tight bubbles.

Aroma is Balsamic vinegar and oak and sour cherries.

Flavor is sweet and sour cherries with a touch of balsamic acidity on the finish.

Body is a touch thin, but it is still a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2007 [bottle at Publick House in Brookline] Excellent aroma, slightly sour, with plenty of cherry fruit. Reddish brown in color. Sweet flavors of cherry and slight maltiness blend well with a sour background. Medium to light bodied, with a dry finish. Sourness builds over time-- really nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4807) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Flavor is standard, sour with some balsamic vinegar and just a little fruit sweetness, raspberry maybe. Flavor is lightly sour, not as sour as the grand cru. Sadly the palate is very thin, this beer is just too light in body. Joewbrew knows the Duchesse de Bourgogne is better but he wonít admit it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Thanks to Retro42 for sharing. Dark amber color with an excellent sour cherry nose. Sour body with earthy characteristics. The Dudchess on steroids.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 Had a slight argument with my wife on where to eat for lunch in Brugge. Iím glad she won because The Four Winds had Rodenbach. This beer improved my thirst and my mood. I had another to sure. A mildly sour beer with a touch of cherry. It just isnít what I am used to, but I really enjoyed it. A great thirst quenching quality in a sour beer - not expected.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice quickely diminishing light tan head. Nice dark earthy sour cherry nose. Good carbonation and a nice sour kick up front. Great earthy barnyard flavor as well as ripe and sour cherries. The palate is kinda fleeting and is probably my only knock on this beer. Very nice and I am so happy it is now back in MN.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Aroma is sour, not too much though. Pours a nice reddish with a small white head and nice lacing. Flavor is not overly sour, and finishes bitter. Lots of carbonation and a dry finish. Pretty good, not great, but a nice mellow version of the style.


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