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


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RATINGS: 1440   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
Bottled. A deep red coloured beer with an off-white head and some good lacing. The aroma is fusty, oaky and fruity. The taste is a little artificial - all the usual suspects are there but it seems a bit manufactured and not full-bodied enough. Neither here nor there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
Clear red-brown with a fine cream coloured head. Grassy vineously sour aroma with some almond. Lactoacidous on the palate. Flavour contain almond and red currant. Refreshing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Finally found this bad boy on tap at Eli Canonís (Middletown, CT). It smelled like wine, and packed a sour cherry flavor. A bit pricey, but I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Draft - A red/brown color. A quite pugnent aroma. Lots of cherry flavor with a bit of a bite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2005
750ml bottle-pours a thick creamy tan head that reduces to thin, with patches of remaining thicker head. Color appears dark brown, held up to light-itís a clear dark amber. Aroma is vinegar, malty. Taste-nicely done. Interesting balance of vinegar and malty that comes across light and refreshing, somewhat like an apple spritzer/cider. My first Flemish. While this seems to be an acquired taste & it didnít jump out at me to be a Ďregularí, I will be back to retry this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2005
on draft at Monkís Cafe... Appears a reddish brown with an ivory head and lots of retention. Tiny lacing speckles are left behind. Smell is of the trademark Rodenbach funk yeast smelling almost like a fresh cut steak with some sour notes of vinegar and cherry mixed with a ton of sugar. Taste is almost equal to the aroma, which truley defines this beer. Mouthfeel is slightly watery with sweets and sours resounding. I actually remember Rodenbach being a bit better the last go íround in the States but maybe itís just me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2005
A Mes rate: Not much I can say really. Does exactly what it says on the bottle. Just like the Grand Cru but not quite so much all round. Lovely stuff but I will stick with the Grand Cru if I have the choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Poured red with a nice tan head. good head retention. Aroma had vinegar, cherry, grape, cider and vanilla. Same with the taste. Good tartness throughout. I must try the Grand Cru.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 Out of a 750ml bottle it poured a deeper brown than the Grand Cru. Same vinegary chemical aroma but the flavor was much fruitier and the finish was longer. A so so beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Had on tap at Brickskeller in DC. Red in color. Sour lemon taste. Sourness was bit much for me. Almost wonder whether it was a bad batch.

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