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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1641   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Corked 750. Pours clear ruddy brown with an off-white head. Sour aroma, with just a touch of cherry and wood. Light body, a bit watery, with moderate carbonation. A bit of vinegar, a bit of tart fruit in the taste. Dry woody finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wim (3506) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2007
dark red coloured body with a little off white head a fruity aroma a fruity sour taste and a sour bitter finich

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 26, 2007
33 cl. bottle. Pours a nice clear red-brown colour with a short creamish beige head. Sour, fruity bit spiced aroma. Good filling mouthfeel. Sweet, bit sour and tart mouldy flavour with a good fruitiness. Sour fruity well lasting dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Bottle. A really interesting experience in drinking. A somewhat offputting almost vinigar aroma. Complex flavor with a tart accent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2007
8.45oz bottle, BB 4/24/08. Poured a beautiful shade of sparkling deep garnet with a tall, creamy cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet and tart cherry skins, deep floral notes, and some vinegar.. strong, yet wonderfully balanced. The flavor was close.. dry, tart, dusty cherry skins provide the bulk of the flavor with a good showing from the barrel (toasted older oak and a little vanilla work very well).. mild-to-medium tartness and lingering funk as it finishes. Very dry on the palate and rather refreshing.. decent feel, but not great. Great beer overall, though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6354) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle at Deliruim Café, Göteborg, Sweden. Beautiful red/mahogny color, thin off-white head. Very sour, cider-like, with notes of yeast and wood. Smooth mouthfeel, and a assertive acidity in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Pours a slightly hazed clear almond colour with a small, mostly diminishing off-white head. The nose is dominated by tart cherries, dilute acetic acid, some barnyard funk and some grain. Upon the first sip, you distincly get the impression that is blended, with old, musty, funky flavours and vibrant, fresh fruity flavours. The intial taste tart cherry with some malt sweetness and the finish is sour and drying. The palate duration is short, as it finishes clean, leaving minimal aftertaste, but a nice vinegar kick right before the end. Medium bodied, mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2007
750ml BottlePours a hazy brown colour with a small off white head. Aroma is very tart, mostly cherry, white vinegar, and hints of metallic from the pour. Initial taste is a tart fruity cherry, unripe plum, mild sweetness. Finish is dry and not much to it, light tart cherry lingers. Medium Body. Slight Lacing of the glass and good head retention. Overall, very enjoyable and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10409) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
Pours dark red with small head. Aroma is sour with tart, fruit and metallic notes. Flavor is sweet, sour and tarty with notes of plums. Ends sour. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2007
The aroma was vinous with a nice tart presence and a strong malt presence which was acidic and interesting. The beer poured crystal clear dark brown in the hi-ball glass. The head was barely there but did try to lace a little at the glass. The flavor was light with a brown ale characteristic of Oud Bruin which was fruity with a vinous aspect which was very lightly tart and refreshing with a grainy character. The body was medium or just below with a moderate level of carbonation and a smooth creamy texture on the palate. A really nice and easy to consume beer. 750 ml bottle, served in a crappy glass at Courtyard by Mariott. $7.71 at Green’s in Greenville, SC.

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