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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Small bottle. Very dark amber with a very thin head. Refreshing sour apple and cherry aroma. Good sour and slightly sweet flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertjm (853) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Small bottle purchased at Ledgerís Liquors, in Berkeley, Calif. Poured pretty flat. What little head there was from pouring pretty much died, leaving a slight ring at the glass edge. No sediment so wonder if this is artifically carbonated. Has that wonderfully unique sour smell to it. Sort of a cross between a wet bandaid, cherries and cough syrup. Very distinct sour taste, which changers to another sour flavor on the palate in the aftertaste. Somewhat thin body. Vinegar after taste after a couple of minutes. Not sure Iíd like to drink this one regularly by itself, but think it would be dynamite paired with a spicy curry, or something like that which has a kick to it!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 9, 2008
06/06 0.25 l bottle @ Hopdevil, Zagreb. Poured clear, dark red body with tiny brown head. Viney aroma, apple vinegar, fine but simple. Flavor is quite similar, viney sour from which I could dissolve green apples and sour cherries. Medium bodied for the style. Finish is long, sour sweet, pleasant. Pretty fine beer, although nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Bottle poured into a sniffer produced a good finger worth of head that quickly changed to a ring of lace around the glass .The body was a brownish red color almost mahogany Aromas of funk, sour cherries and other fruits Flavors are very complex cherries sourness and light malts sweetness quite enjoyable on a hot day nice light mouthfeel with just the right amount of pucker to it I love to drink the sours on a hot day. It is very refreshing and I finished the bottle with no problem at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 7, 2008
Pours a reddish brown. Head is crispy white, with brown hues. Aroma is rasberries and raisins. Taste is prunes, tart bitter cherries and berries, cutting lime citrus. Pretty good beer, great on a hot day. Sampled from a 750ml bottle. Didnít detect the oak, but still pretty nice palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 7, 2008
750 ml bottle - Pours a crystal clear deep ruby red color with small light tan head. Aroma is crisp, with light caramel, mildly tart, touch of cherry, strawberry, apple, hint of red wine vinegar. Flavor is tart, richly malty, definite cherry notes, touches of vinegar. Finish is tart, balanced. A classic brew, refreshing but complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
On tap at beachwood BBQ. I had the grand cru before and so this beer is suffering a little from the younger brother syndrome. It is much less aggressive in both flavour and sourness than the grand cru, but still is delicious and refreshing. Just not as huge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - MAY 29, 2008
I love these Belgians with the barnyard/saddle flavors. This is very good. A sipper. Something very fun. Not fruity...think quality lambic without the heavy fruit. Just hints of cherry and honey. Decent body. Long finish. Great nose. On tap at Humpys

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DKTN (110) - Mc Donald, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle, 750 ml. Murky dark brown with a tan head thatís quickly gone. Tart and fruity. My first sour ale; this category will take some getting used to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2008
(0.25 l bottle on 2008-05-17) Reddish dark brown and cloudy. Tan medium sized dense head. Sour and fruity nose. Zesty palate. Fresh and sour taste. Some sweetness.

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