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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4198) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2007
Bottle. Head was spare and slightly creamy and light off-white. Color was ruby red. Aroma was very fruity, with notes of apple, grape, cherry. Other notes being leather, caramel and some vinegar. Light to medium bodied with a sticky texture and a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor, with light notes of acidic. Note much bitterness here. Light fresh and average finish. God beginners Flemish Sour I thought, but still enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
nice big bottle brought back from Florida. thanx Steph and Chris, nice flemish sour, although not too sour, just good, nice amount of cherry pit flavour, dark brown, nice head, sour almost oaky nose, definate lactic notes, refreshing though

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Reddish/brown color with a minimal offwhite head. Very bubbly and carbonated. Slight sour aroma with some yeast. Sour on the front end of the taste, slightly crisp, fruity back end. Would like some more meat/malt backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeranarchist (231) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2007
Bottle. Redbrown with a nice compact offwhite head. Leather, a little caramel and vinegar in the nose, Flavour is a little dissappointing compared the lovely aroma; Sour, sweet and a little watery. Although still a nice one.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ScoWRee (407) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Dark color very small head. Smelt like vinegar and tasted like vinegar. This bottle had to be skunked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2007
deep reddish brown body with medium head...aroma of grape wine, vinegar, wood, and sour funk...flavor of grape, plum, vinegar, sweet and sour notes, and a heavy yeast profile...quite nice...palate was a tad thin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Bottle: Murky brown - red with a tan head. Aroma, cherry, oak, sour with some sweet malts. Flavor, sweet malts, some tart fruits, a nice bit of acidity, nice soft sourness to it. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1648) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 17 Jun 2006 - Sweet sour malt farmyard aroma. Brown-red colour, OK head and sheet lacing. Soft sweet sour malt-hop flavour. Thick, sweet sour finish and well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Funknmilla (730) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Medium brown with red hues...sour fruit aroma..mouth feel is fresh and slightly creamy...drippy lacing...its an easy to drink sour...mild vinegar...not very complex but balance is just right

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2007
I was really looking forward to cracking open this classic, and was not disappointed. If you like sour (as I do!), then this is the beer for you! Appearance was reddish with fairly little white head, and appealing. Aroma is sour, sour, sour, as is the flavor. Taste was a bit like good vinegar, and distinctly sour. As it warmed, it was very wine-y, like a chardonnay. Mouthfeel and drinkability were both good. Thus far, the highlight of my beer drinking day.

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