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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: 1461   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".


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2006
250ml Bottle. Deep Chestnut color with a tan head. sharp, acidic nose. Tart and refreshing. Dry finish. Excellent beer, but the Grand Cru blows it away.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle at Sharp Edge. Reddish brown body, creamy and lasting off-white head. Aroma has sour concord grapes (light), watered down oak and cherries. Flavor has light watered down sour cherry juice with some alcohol oak notes. Pleasant crisp sourness that is light and well-balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2566) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2006
brownish red pour whispy white head. Odd aroma lightly sour deinate oak notes some light berries & fruits some real light syruppy notes. Well coated lightly creamy palate. Dry woody flavor slightly tart grapes I think dry finish lingering flavor.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
token25 (1) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2006 does not count
Taste is subjective...and while this is my very favorite beer in the world, it may not be yours. Try it and decide for yourself. I discovered this beer at the Sunset Grill and Tap in Allston, Ma. Iíve also encountered at at the Publick House in Brookline, MA. As far as bottled, Iíve found it at the Martyís Liquors in both Newtonville, MA and Allson, MA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - OCT 12, 2006
First try at this style, but not my last hopefully. Pours a cloudy brownish in color with a small white head. Slightly sour vinous aroma. Softly sour malty flavor with a very light finish. Very similar to the guezes Iíve had. Tart, but refreshingly so. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle at Zuideterras, Antwerp 05-10-06. I hadnít initially picked this Loz had, but after a couple of mouthfuls she decided that it really wasnít her thing at all. Colour was reddy/brown, with a fruity quite sour almost vinegary like aroma, this beer also tasted quite sour and sharp I didnít instantly warm to it but like with the Guezeís after a few mouthfuls I began to appreciate it some more, certainly should try it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle sample at Union Beer Trade Tasting, NYC. Ruddy ruby-brown with a moderate sized biege head. Mellow funk & sour woodiness in the aroma. Flavour is soft and mellow, with some tartness alongside a nice maltiness, and some vinous character in the finish. The Rodenbach Grand Cru is one of my absolute favourite beers, so it was nice to give this a try - itís obviously less complex than the G.C., but itís definately cut from the same cloth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Deep red - offwhite head. Aroma: rubber, wood, berries, oak, glue. Taste: Red berries, wood, rubber, sour, glue.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5696) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Liquors - 750 ml bottle. Nice, sparkling copper pour, with a soft off-white head that leaves a fair bit of lacing. Aroma is very faint- hints of spices - not much else. Flavor is noticeably bland. Slight vinegary sourness, but not to the degree of puckerness that I expected. Hints of sour citrusy fruit in the front end and as it warms, detect a bit of nuttiness which improves it a bit. Decently thick mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Pours out a nice red color with a huge tan head. Aroma is very fruity, sweet and sour. Flavor mirrored the aroma very well.


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