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


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RATINGS: 1529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ScoWRee (397) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Dark color very small head. Smelt like vinegar and tasted like vinegar. This bottle had to be skunked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2007
deep reddish brown body with medium head...aroma of grape wine, vinegar, wood, and sour funk...flavor of grape, plum, vinegar, sweet and sour notes, and a heavy yeast profile...quite nice...palate was a tad thin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Bottle: Murky brown - red with a tan head. Aroma, cherry, oak, sour with some sweet malts. Flavor, sweet malts, some tart fruits, a nice bit of acidity, nice soft sourness to it. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 17 Jun 2006 - Sweet sour malt farmyard aroma. Brown-red colour, OK head and sheet lacing. Soft sweet sour malt-hop flavour. Thick, sweet sour finish and well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Medium brown with red hues...sour fruit aroma..mouth feel is fresh and slightly creamy...drippy lacing...its an easy to drink sour...mild vinegar...not very complex but balance is just right

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2007
I was really looking forward to cracking open this classic, and was not disappointed. If you like sour (as I do!), then this is the beer for you! Appearance was reddish with fairly little white head, and appealing. Aroma is sour, sour, sour, as is the flavor. Taste was a bit like good vinegar, and distinctly sour. As it warmed, it was very wine-y, like a chardonnay. Mouthfeel and drinkability were both good. Thus far, the highlight of my beer drinking day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1376) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Pours a copper/red color with a tan head. Aroma is sour of cherries, oak, and a hint of some floral notes. Flavor is tart of cherries and has an oaky flavor to finish. The cherry and oak blend together nicely for a lingering flavor. A decent brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2007
Cider apple malt aroma. Clear red brown colour with good head and lacing. Sweet malt hop flavour with apples. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ric (3) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2007 does not count
Has all the qualities of a bold high quality wine. tart cherry, wood and crisp finish. the ladies at the tasting loved it and served to wet their desire for beer to come.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby colour with a white head. Sour cherry aroma with some wooden hints. Slightly sour tart cherry flavor with some hints of wood. Dry sour finish with hints of cherry.

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