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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1633   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2007
Plummy, vinous, fruity aroma; blackberries, caramel and dark fruit flavors, some woody notes; acidic and tart; highly drinkable and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergface (56) - madison, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2007
Soure taste similar to berries, ending with a distinct taste of vinegar. Arome is similar, looks good the glass. Cant wait for these to get to Northern alabama in the 33cl (since we cant have anything over 16oz).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3135) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2007
An outstanding and flavorful beer. Aroma of sour patch kids and fruit. Taste was sour fruit, yeast and almost dill. Nice and tart. Pour was a dark brown with a 2 finger lingering tan head. Aftertaste of vinegar. Full flavor and welcome change of pace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2007
I actually received this by acident at a local brew pub..Smelled like sour fruit...Taste was similar...Sour cherries and apples...My initial reaction was I hated it, but as I continued to drink it, it did taste better. Just not a style I am fond of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 13, 2007
[Sampled time by time, 2003 -->2005.] Itís now it happens. Rodenbach turns over and gotta be something speciel, not for the fainthearted. Heidelberg Lagervinegar, but not as significient af Duchesse. Sweet and sour. Lactobacillis, vinegar, sour fruit, curd, oaky and a sessionbeer also for the flamish geek. Nice, finally!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2007
Dark mahogany body with foamy caramel colored head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of sour cherries with some sweet caramel notes in the background. Sour cherry and apple flavor mixes nicely with oak and yeast. Not overly sour but still has a slight puckering effect in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2007
Pours a rich ruddy red with a thin reddish tan head, not much of one though. The nose is fruity (cherries) with definite sour characteristics. Not a huge malt presence, but thereís definitely something nice and round here, lively, a little salty, somewhat lactobacillis. Definitely a flemish sour. Exceptionally lively on the tongue, really quite delightful, all those buggers make something nice. The flavors are completely in line with the aroma. More sour elements seem to sneak up, again sharp cherries. Those lactobacillis give this those salty yogurty elements that I love so much in the style, but here itís much more subdued than in their grand cru. This is much more of a sessionable sour. Clean fruity finish, breaking into a sour lingering aftertaste. I enjoy this, and Iím glad I can get it locally now!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - APR 9, 2007
Nice golden brown color with a fast fading tan head. Aroma is wine like and sour. Has a nice taste-starts off sweet but finishes sour. Tastes like cherries with a slight bit of hops. My first Flemish sour but definetely not my last. Good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (1001) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 7, 2007
Tap at Afspaning, march 07. Slight, winey, aroma and a toffee touch. Full, sour, red fruits, vinegar-caramel flavor with a touch of wood at the end. Medium to light MF, very dry palate, satiating. Very nice, red-dark copper color with a fine, beige lace leaving head. Characterfull, refreshing and tasty oud bruin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2007
Pours a deep amber color with a off white head. Aroma is slightly malty, sour and woody. Flavor is sour with some nice woodiness.

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