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


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RATINGS: 1398   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2005
(bottle) Dark red colour with a small frothy off-white head. Fruity (plums) acidic aroma with oak(leaves and swords) and a touch of malts. Sour but gentle flavour. The taste is vinous, fruity and well rounded with a slight malty note. Only light to medium bodied but with a dry lasting finish with some cherry tones. A very drinkable everyday Sour Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Bottle. Tart cherry aroma. Crimson red color with small head. Lighter tart cherry flavor with a slight sour finish. Nice and not too tart - seems a nice intro to the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5448) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 I canít get excited about this. From a bottle, it poured a reddish brown with tiny bubbles and a wispy white head that doesnít tarry for long. Itís got a mildly sour aroma composed of cherries and plums and perhaps crabapples. Winery and near watery in the mouth, it has a lightly tart fruit taste with cherries and berries, some woody hints, and an iron-like aftertaste. Not bad, but I was expecting more.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
Reddish brown color with a large head. It wasnt as sour as I had expected. A semi sweet sour cherry flavor with some tart apples in the background. Rather mild but flavorful. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2005
On tap. Poured a darker red with brown color and a very small off white head. Aromas of wine, cherries and tart. Tastes of ight tart cherries. Tastes were on the softer side. Finihsed lightly tart. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1211) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2005
Body is a brilliant garnet, with a fluffy beige head and thick lacing. Aroma is very vinous, sweet and tart with some wild berry notes. Flavor is rather mild, some tart fruitiness, delicate and superbly balanced. Palate is a bit sour. Like a light cabernet. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wrecktem (37) - USA - APR 24, 2005
Rodenbach Classic is more a wine than a beer, although they maintain that no fruits are used in the brewing process. One of the finest, and most unique-tasting, of all beers I have ever enjoyed. Acidic, fruity, and sweet, itís a beer full of surprises and is truly in a league of its own. Drink a bottle of this, and then immediately sneak a swig of some dumb nedís Budweiser.....the resulting epiphany is not unlike that which many people reserve for listening to classical symphonies or tasting freshly baked bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2005
Draft at the Abbaye. Cloudy brown ale. Sour fruity aroma. Delicious sour cherry flavor. Dry and clean finish. Awesome example of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5266) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2005
Poured a reddish, light brown color with a medium sized, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, barnyard, cherries and leather. Taste of cherries, caramel, funky yeast, and finished sour. Perhaps this new recipe is better, this was really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7953) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2005
Redíníbrown with quite a small off-white head. Aromas are sour, musty and metallic in a pleasant way. Good sparkle. Flavours are smooth chocolate malts with sour fruitiness - it works in this beerís case. Soft and sharp - its a beer of complementing contradictions. A good example of the style.

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