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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: 1347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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".


1.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
CDBrDisappear (6) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2006 does not count
This is a rather highly rated beer but to me it tastes like vinegar. I drank half the bottle and poured the rest down the drain. Admittedly I should have read the bottle since the label says it is intentionally brewed to be sour. Obviously, from reading other ratings there are plently of beer drinkers who like this brew. It’s just not for everyone and if you’re not a fan of sour beer then it’s not for you.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2006
25 cl bottle. Yeast at the bottom. Reddish brown colour with a weak head. Woody and sour aroma just like winegar. Sour and earthy flavour not my cup of beer (tea).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
Red amber ale with a creamy off-white head. Sweet grapes with cardboard notes in aroma. Soured grapes or cranberries in mouth. Rather boring and light bodied. Deception. On tap at Clark’s Ale House.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobaidan (495) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Pours a reddish brown, Aroma is a slight vinegar smell. Flavor is slightly sour with a slightly metallic character. The metal flavors subside somewhat as you drink it. The bottle states this is a flemish sour, but it is not nearly as sour, sweet, or special as many other flemish sours I have tasted. Still, not a bad beer, and may be a good transition to the more flavorful flemish sours.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 I really enjoyed this one, but thought of it mosty as a toned down Flemish sour. Poured with a very dark amber bosy and a light tan head. The aroma was plums and strawberries with some light balsamic vinegar. The taste was tart with hay and dark cherries. There was also some light chocolate in the finish. Plenty of carbonation. A very nicely made brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2005
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown reddish color with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma is of very sour fruit and yeast. Taste is very sour, like sourdough bread, almost like a sour apple. Not much flavor to it aside from the sourness. Average at best. This one could be much better with more flavor to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2005
reddish rusty color, mostly clear. darkish tan head that is thick and foamy. aroma is mildly tart and faint cherry but far away. high carbonation, flavor is mildly tart and faintly woody but not much fruit flavor. kind of a more subdued version of the grand cru. not bad, but not as exciting. still glad to have this back in the states!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
The sourness is here but it lacks the effect I got from the Grand Cru. It seems a bit too concentrated regarding its woddy oakish flavor which pricks my tongue. I enjoy the sour acidity of these ales. I do appreciate beers from oaken casks but I would like more of fruit/oak balance here.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2006 Reddish brown body with a nice whitish head. Aroma is sour obviously. Vinegar and dark cherries mostly. Also some dark fruits in the flavor as well. A very easy to drink Flemish Sour Ale. Good for a first for the style. Regardless quite enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2005
Brown redish colour, rather small white head. Heavy aroma, fruity and sour. Smouth taste, with an intens sour finish. Easy drinkable when you are thirsty


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