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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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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1668   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".


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2735) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle. Pour is a reddish/brown color with a little bit of a head. Aromas are reminiscent of balsamic vinegar and tart cherries with some unidentifiable spices. Flavor is tart and has almost a soy sauce note to it that mixes with pie cherries and vinegar. Intersting and different, but not one of my favorite sours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2007
From a small bottle--This is the sour beer that started me on my path. Poured a unique red-brown body with a thin beige head. Vinegarette sour cherry nose with notes of oak and wine. Flavor grapples the taste buds (in a great way). Tart apply sweet and finished dry. I could drink more of this any day.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle... Poured a reddish brown with a thin head. Smell of berries, other fruit and spices. Well carbonated, very champaign-ish, with rich fruit and floral flavors. Very sweet to the point of containing its tart character but very balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a thin off white head. Has hints of sour fruit, spices, and oak. Finishes sour as expected with just the right amount of sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (958) - 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 (3664) - 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.


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