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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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".


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (900) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle 25 cl. Pours a dark brownish red with an off-white head and a rich smell of cherries, red wine, ripe oramges and citrus. Best beer I ever smelled! Taste is good too, mainly ripe red fruits, strawberry, cherries, red grapes. Maybe a bit one-dimensional in taste, but sure this is a really good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 11, 2007
#750 250ml bottle. Bought in Milwaukee this summer before it was available in the KC area. Served a couple minutes out of a cold cellar (45-50°) in my NB snifter glass. Aroma is sour cherries, red wine vinegar, oak, vanilla, light colored brown sugar, and stone fruits. Smells nice, but milder than the Grand Cru. Reddish copper color with a small khaki head. Initial taste is raspberry, cherry, light oak, and vanilla followed by some oaky tannins, moderate sourness, tart cherries, blackberries and raspberries, maybe a touch of granny smith apples. The finish is lingering berries and light wood. Very crisp finish. Easy to drink, would be a nice session beer on a hot summer day. A nice starter beer for those wanting to get into sour beers or for times when one does not want to get assaulted amongst the head and neck by a bruiser such as La Folie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2007
750 mL corked bottle. Pours a deep red-brown body with off-white head. Aroma is mainly citrus and apple with some oak and spice. Medium bodied. Initially sweet in flavor with some oak and wood. Finishes sour and tart like a green apple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wim (3551) - 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

3.5
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7507) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6421) - 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.

3.7
   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.


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