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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle. Deep deep burgundy red colour, vinous, slightly sour aroma, flavour is tart. Not as tart as geuze though, but definitely sour, appetizing. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (1067) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Definitley a sour ale. Has a nice, deep red color and spicy aroma. Tart, sour taste that is a lot better than it sounds. A rather interesting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2007 Pours nice burgundy with long lasting head. Has a sweet aroma, maybe some sour white grapes, raspberries. Has a tart flavor. Sour fruitiness, maybe a hint of sour raspberry. Has a nice mouth feel, an abrupt sour flavor and a really quick, clean finish. This was my first sour ale, which needs to be revisited.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2006
750 ml bottle corked and caged. Deep dark orange-brown beer, thin yellowish head. Great aroma, oak, light acetic notes as well. Much sweeter maltiness than is evident in the Grand Cru. Fruity plums and a strong woodiness. Lightly metallic. Flavour is also quite sweet with strong plumminess and light brown sugar as well. Faint sourness. Quite restrained in terms of sourness and complexity. Texture is quite bready and yet refreshing. It grows on you.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2008 Bottle. Overrated in my opinion. Reddish colour with a small head. Aroma and taste of malts and bitter fruit. Bitter almost harsh finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Not as good as the Grand Cru, or even the Redbach in my opinion. The Classic pours a redish-brown color with a solid tan head. The aroma is alright, not as nice as I had hoped. It definitely has a strong aroma, very reminiscent of a wine. The flavors are tart and fruity, but this brew has a hint of something wrong in the flavor profile--I just can’t put my finger on it. The mouthfeel is very dry. Not bad, but a let down compared to their other products."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 Expect nothing in particular, and you’ll be ok. Aroma is winey oak, leaning towards vinegar. A powerfully sour fruity acidity hints at cherry or raspberry. Sharp, crisp and strange. Drinking something like this from a can is an experience in itself. 5.1% canned takeout from a Bruges night shop. ’You either love it or hate it’ reads the can. Well...I quite like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2006
On tap: Acidic, tart, but only to a relatively moderate degree given the style. Mild carbonation. Raspberry and earthy tones. Sweet, not too much. Not too little.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (611) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Aroma is sour with some of that funky barnyard aroma that I can’t describe very well. Fruity cherry, some oak and a tiny touch of alcohol. Dark mahogany, lightly cloudy, brown with a thin, off-white head that fades. Initially sweet, caramel, brown-sugar and fruity cherries then a quick, sharp sour ting and then it slowly fades with a nice maltiness. Lightly acidic, very, very nice. I’m digging this beer. Sharp, crisp, very attenuated and easy to drink. Not overly sour. Thanks StewardofGondor!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2006
On draught at Max’s Tap house in Baltimore. Pours a clear dark red with some head and lacing. Sour cherry nose with some woodiness. Noes of sour cherries, oak, and raisins in the flavor. Very acidic texture. Great beer.

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