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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1668   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Draft at the Blind Tiger with alexanderj. This was not as sour as the grand cru, and it was somewhat bland. The malt was a little bit grainy, and it was hard to see much beyond the sour green-grape flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2007
On draft at the Blind Tiger with golubj. Preferred this too the Grand Cru. Flavor was less sour than the Grand Cru, but I thought the flavor was better overall. Still not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (4196) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
bouteille, la grand cru de tout les jours, très bonne bière rouge, c’est un style que j’adore, je n’en bois pas assez souvent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
efrumtheidiot (190) - Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2007
pours a red-brown with a tan head. aroma is sour, with cider, wine, and some fruit notes. taste is sweet & sour, with a touch of vinegar, cherry, & salt. a nice example of the style, though i’m not particularly fond of it. if you’ve never had a sour ale, be cautious in trying this, it’s quite different!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 9, 2007
From a 33cl can labeled 5.1% dated 13092008. Pours a clear dark brown with a slight tan head and lace. Light to medium body, slight sour character, subdued rich dark malt flavors,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DowntownGator (22) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2007
I love this beer. What more can I say? It’s one of my favorite styles of beer and this one represents the class well. In fact, the Rodenbach classic reminds me of a Duchesse de Bourgogne; tart, but not vinegary-sour like its cousin, the Rodenbach Grand Cru. Alcohol is almost completely hidden behind citrus, black cherry, raspberry, and oak aging. This beer speaks for itself. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
Bottle. Alc. 5.2% Clear amber red color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, beige head. Aroma is berry, vinegar, port, oak. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic, with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (120907)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3379) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2007
750ml bottle via trade I think from Eepiest. Pours ruby brown with a half finger light tan head. Nice light appley sour nose, the nose is present, ominpresent but not so big as Alexander or Grand Cru. The taste is great, simple sour charm with a lot complex notes. I’m really happy to have had this, it is a damn tasty sour, with different characteristics and overall mellower than grand cru and not as complex as Alexander.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Dark brown body with a light tan head. Very fruity aroma, very like apples. Tastes a bit like a hard cider, but with a cleaner taste and a dryer finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
The interesting sherry taste that managed to go slightly sour in a brown body attracted my attention from the glass. I enjoyed several servings of this to marvel at the taste, which I thought might do well with a cigar.

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