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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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".


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2003
Red-amber color, quite dark; generous thick head. Powerful nose, sour, wood, plastic (my old Christmas tree…). Good balance between the light sweetness and the light sourness, plus some oak; maybe not enough mature, and too light. Ordinary palate, fresh and fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Smells like Welch's grape juice, or even grape jelly. Deep burgundy color, smaller head, almost clear lacing. Taste is grape and fruity - smooth body, not very thick. Finish is dry and subtle - some wood in there. A spectacularly complex sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2003
On tap. Dark red colour. Sour aroma and taste. A bit of malt and fruit flavours as well. You have to like the style. I do.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 21, 2003
I really like Rodenbach. I sampled this along side the Grand Cru and it really fits its role of the Grand Cru's little brother nicely. A lot of the same flavors are there, the cherries, sourness, woodyness and the other multitudes i can't describe. Its overall much more mellow and light but still and excellent brew. Rodenbach may be my favorite Brewery and I just hope I'll find some Alexander

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Variety (28) - BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2003
(Canned) I had memories of this being more sour... However, I still think it's a refreshing beer that goes down well on a hot summer's day. Pours well, fine cream head. Nice palate. Vinuous, fruity flavours with enough tartness to wake you up each time. Nice dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
noheinie4u (37) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2003
If Flemish Sour Ale is not your type of drink, I wouldn't recommend this one... not a bad beer, but not one that the average drinker would enjoy...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 12, 2003
At the brewery. Nice slightly sour nose. Good body of malt and tang. Very refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2003
Bottled. Dark red. Very fruity and acidic aroma with sparkling carbonation. Taste of sweet/sour cherries, vanilla, smooth caramel and some herbs. Finishes fruity and acidic. Very refreshing, a great summer beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeterHollander (20) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2003
Draught. I tasted this beer in the brewery having seen the enormous oaken casks used to ripen (part) of this beer. Red brown, fruity and acidic, very drinkable but complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2003
RateBeer Summer 2003: 4 year-old sample, Red/brown color, huge sour nose with bits of wood and spices. Sour all the way ends almost dry.


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