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


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RATINGS: 1540   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Bottle. Picked up in Charlotte at Brawley’s. I had and adored the Gran Cru when I started rating, so I had sky-high hopes for this beer. And while it didn’t rock my socks, I still think it’s a solid offering. Beer was clear, medium brown with a large, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing head. The aroma was malty with light notes of toasted grain, cookie and caramel; Hoppy with a light note of herb; Yeasty wtih trace dough notes, light notes of horseblanket; moderate sour cherry, vinous notes, balsamic vinegar, light notes of roses and peach and trace notes of oak and vanilla. The flavor was moderately-to-heavily sweet, lightly acetic with a long, citrusy-sour, moderately acidic, lightly bittersweet finish. Balsamic vinegar retros. Slight saltiness in the aftertaste. The body was light-to-medium, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was lively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4787) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Pours deep reddish brown into a tulip. Micro-bubble head does not recede. Sour cherry, sour apple, barnyard yeast and vinegar aromas. Thin with a lively palate with upfront vinegar. Long lasting sour cherry pit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2006
From corked 750. Poured a murky brownish red, with foamy tan head. Nose of sour cherries and crab-apple. Flavor followed with the sourness making it a little hard to dig into some of the other flavors. Good carbonated mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Bottle: Pours a ruby auburn color, heavy carbonation and head. Nose of light green apple and cherry, some funky tart notes. The flavor is tart, acidic with a metallic but thick body. Nice creamy finish and an overall nice tart, funky belgian experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Dark brown with a small head. Musty almost lambic nose. Sour Belgian taste, with complexity of green apples and lambic funk, but with interesting balance. I am not a fan of most lambics, but I found this easier to drink than bigger Rodenbachs I have had in the past. Wonderful with Alsacian food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6635) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2006
22-ounce corked. Pours murky dark brown with a tan head that flattens quickly to a film. Enormous green apples on the nose. Sweet, with a fizzy mouthfeel (usually not so becoming of a beer...these Belgians and Flemishes can be tough to get used to at first). Plenty of sweet and sour green apple permeating the flavor, with a light straw-like finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2006
Dark misty color, full foamy head , it toke two years on oak make it, pretty saure one, but lots of character, with, citrus, vinary bits and it hase les of beer remains, next one on a wine test

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 Draft. Dark amber body with red highlights, off-white head. The aroma is cherries, vinous, balsamic and oak.The flavor is sweet and vinous with plenty of cherry, slightly sour. The mouthfeel is light and sparkling. Much softer than the Grand Cru, but still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2006
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark chestnut with reddish tinges. Small beige head with decent retention. Aroma is wonderfully tart and lightly acidic. Notes of sour cherries, powdery pixie stix sugar, and some oak. Flavor is moderately tart with an acidic bite up front. The finish is drying with some oak tannins, and cherry pits. Missing some of the complexities and earthinss of the Grand Cru. Overall, this is a classic that almost defines the style. A sort of dumbed down version of the Grand Cru, but very very drinkable despite the lesser complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 24, 2006
Red brown with little white fizzy head. Bier rouge style. Of course very sour but has some sweetness as well. A lot easier to drink than the grand cru edition. Refreshing in the summer! Great and exiting!

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