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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1670   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2007
This is the sourdough of beers. Try it cold on a hot day, it’s refreshing and drinks easily.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brix (652) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2007
Tasted 2007-07-21. Fresh bottle, 25cl. Clear brown colour with light brown head. Aroma of a rabbits cage, hay, wee, rust and malt. My first impression was: Ughh! But then it quickly turned to: "Hmm! Nice!". Flavour: Sour, grapefruit, blackberries, vinous - pretty good! This is an odd beer, but it’s good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2007
on tap @ Pizza Plant Walker. Sour cherry, oak, rich brew. Sours not really my thing but this was drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 15, 2007
Dry. Uva, madeira, não tem o tanino característico dos vinhos - portanto, não "amarra" a boca. Retrogosto muito bom, amarga no ponto, apesar de frutada, sente-se o lúpulo. Diferentaça!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
Funny little bottle bought at the 9-11 bottle shop in Hobart Tasmania. Rich mahogany brown with a sour berry spicy aroma. Caramel and sour cherry and berry flavour, sweetly spiced with a refreshing tartness in the finish. I really liked this, and the more examples I try, the more I am a fan of this unusual style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle. Dark red coloration, with a beige head. Sweet, bitter and dry palate. Notes of grape and wood. Not full-bodied. It´s a singular beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2008 I’m a fan of this style, and this might be the best example I’ve had. It has a nice amber-cherry color and that classic aroma with a hint of barnyard (yes, that’s a good thing) and some sourness. The initial flavor is sour cherry and some orange peel, with some floral qualities and a clean tartness that sparkles on the tongue. What pluses this for me is the finish, which had a faintly bitter crispness. Both complex and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2007
Mahogany with a creamy, nice head. The aroma has a berry-like acidity and the flavour is sweet/slightly sour with nice notes of berries, caramel and it’s a smooth, pleasant, uncomplicated and charming beer - quenching and nice. 2477

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2007
poured into small tuilip. tasting at bruisin ales. pours a brown clear amber, a sour fruity aroma. sour on the front initial, with relatively mild finish. fruity and sour, good stuff...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2007
On tap, Christian IV, Odense. Clear reddish brown, with a small creamy off-white head. Rich aroma of dark sugar, spice, malt and of course, that indescribeable, vinegar-like bret. Sweet flavour with acid balance. Pleasant malt background. Lovely beer, if slightly on the sweet side for my taste.

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