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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 19, 2007
12 Oz Bottle. Apparently a 1998. Thanks for sharing Dylan. Aroma is an intense, creamy tang of sweet fragrant framboisesque cherry reduction, light vanillas and tannic highers. Nectar. Rather still pour of a ruddied mahogany with a little perfusive haze. Ginger water filteres through a thinner feeling concotion of cherries and apple blossom sugar. Bites of honey and acid. Perfumes the nostrils with a hit of heat. Enjoyable, but not exemplary.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAY 19, 2007
pours deep mahogany with minimal head. aroma is vinegar, wood, and some cherry. taste is tangy with lots of vinegar with wood ester notes. finish has no finish to speak of. i kinda wana dip my chips in it. otherwise i dont wana drink it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2007
750mL bottle, no date. I can’t wax poetic, but we’ll see. Pours a clear brown ruby with a one finger beige head, eventually fading to a thin film. Aroma is sour with vinegar, some cherries, funk, light musty oak, and maybe some lighter nutmeg. Flavor is stronger with moderate sourness and some sweetness akin to a Duchess Bourgogne, though not quite that sweet. There is some light wood, sour cherries and a little mustiness. Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Pretty decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Red Wine Color with Sandy Head. Vinous Soured Fruit Aroma. Medium Mouthfeel. Like a Heavy Cabernet, Although with Mouth Coating Ale Qualities. Wonderfully Eloquent and Balanced Sour Ale. Awe Inspiring Complexity, Yet Wholly Simplistic...A Brew that Prompts you to Stop What Your Doing, and Really Pay Attention to What it’s Singing to Your Taste Buds...A Wonderful After Dinner Ponderance. A Liquid Moment of Peace.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4678) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2007
750 ml bottle. Poured a slightly muddy ruby brown with a creamy white head. Aroma is of soured fruit and highly intense yet very enjoyable. Flavor is tart, sour and yet oh so quaffable. Very complex beer yet great very anyone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3861) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2007
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Ruby color with a thin tan head. Aroma is sour with lots of fruit with some cherries, vinegar, apple cider, and alcohol. Flavor is a nice mixture of sweet and sour with a dominating sour character with a good amount of cherries and a very nice and smooth sour finish. Quite tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2007
A vety nice and tastfull sour beer. Availlable on draft as well as from bottle. A beer you can drink anytime. A combination of sweet and sour together.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Pours reddish brown with alot of carbonation. Very sour fruit smelling with some medicinal scents. In a word: awesome. Flavor is much inline with the smell. Very light on the tongue an the sour lemony flavor is very refreshing. Oak is in there if you search for it. I love this style.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2007
750ml bottle thanks to John. Pours hazy-ruby amber (almost a Bombay Mahogany) with a light white head. Sweet and sour aroma that is reminiscent of apple cider with a hint of cherry. Mulling spices are also a believable element. I really like the smell. The flavor is good though not as intense as the Grand crew. Lightly sour with very light semi-sweet hints. Lemon, cherries, and hints of wood and bitterness at the finish (mostly noticeable as it warms). The only disappointing thing is that the intensity of flavor is short lived, fading as I’ve noted to wood and light bitterness at the finish. Light mouth feel overall and fairly refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby/brown with a one finger light tan head. Aroma is very acidic with notes of sour cherries, oak, and a little dark fruit. Taste is very tart at first lending way to oak, cherries, light caramel, and vinegar. Medium thin mouthfeel that finishes dry and tart. Not as good as th Grand Cru but still a great sour.


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