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


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RATINGS: 1412   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Mahogany red. Nose very vinegary, some cherries. Flavor somewhat sour though far from typically overpowering, finish smoothes out to slihgtly sweet, some fruit, and a bit oaky and nutty. Good balance of tartness and refreshment.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2005
Bottled. Cinammon, cloves, pepper aroma and vineous. Tart, yeasty, very slightly sweet, and some fruitiness, mainly apples and cherry. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2005
A nice sour cherry, not as sweet as the grande cru. This is one I want to keep on hand.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2005
Bottle from Hotel Ibis, Brugge. Reddish colour, medium head, fairly persistant. Vinous aroma with oak and green apple. Splendid sour acidic taste, with good tart fruity (raspberry?) sour finish. Somehow able to be refreshing in a way that other tart beers (e.g cantillon) struggle. It tastes much as I remember from the pre-Palm days (although I think my palate may be more mature now). They seem to have it in cans all over the place in Brugge (e.g in the fridges of chocolate shops along with Jupiler and Hoegaarden!) so I assume its popular there and not just a niche drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2005
Sour nose with notes of cherry. Dark brown body with an off-white, diminishing head. Soft mouthfeel. Simpler than the Grand Cru without as much flavour or tartness but still pleasant and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Clear dark copper with a creamy light tan head. The aroma is lighly acidic vinegar, some dark fruit and cherry. Not as bold as the Grand Cru. The flavor is sour cherry, medium oak though no vanilla, medium malts, in fact the malts are more pronounces as it warms. Dry tart refreshing finsih. Nice beer, almost like an unsweetened soda.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Pour is dark brown with a thin tan head...smell is a little oak, cherry, yeast, lemons...taste is sour cherry, grapes, with a little sour peach in there...finish is quick and crisp...nice beer indeed...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IJT (40) - Carterton, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2004
Rodenbach (tasted 30/12/04, best before date on bottle 07/05/03). A very nice beer, in my opinion. The nose is of sour cherries, winey, oaky, and sour, on the palate it is quite sour, yet very well balanced with a full enough body. The colour is dark red/brown with a bit of haze. Over all very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2004
Deep red brown colour with a slim head that disappeared quickly. Aroma has berry fruit and sourness. Taste is nicely sour, oaky with cherry in there as well. Nice sour finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
Bottle. Slightly sour aroma. Brown colour, light brown head. Flavour is acidic and sweet.

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