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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1502   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adrian910ss (2378) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2005
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown reddish color with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma is of very sour fruit and yeast. Taste is very sour, like sourdough bread, almost like a sour apple. Not much flavor to it aside from the sourness. Average at best. This one could be much better with more flavor to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2005
reddish rusty color, mostly clear. darkish tan head that is thick and foamy. aroma is mildly tart and faint cherry but far away. high carbonation, flavor is mildly tart and faintly woody but not much fruit flavor. kind of a more subdued version of the grand cru. not bad, but not as exciting. still glad to have this back in the states!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
The sourness is here but it lacks the effect I got from the Grand Cru. It seems a bit too concentrated regarding its woddy oakish flavor which pricks my tongue. I enjoy the sour acidity of these ales. I do appreciate beers from oaken casks but I would like more of fruit/oak balance here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2006 Reddish brown body with a nice whitish head. Aroma is sour obviously. Vinegar and dark cherries mostly. Also some dark fruits in the flavor as well. A very easy to drink Flemish Sour Ale. Good for a first for the style. Regardless quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2005
Brown redish colour, rather small white head. Heavy aroma, fruity and sour. Smouth taste, with an intens sour finish. Easy drinkable when you are thirsty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Too sweet, one-dimensional, almost flat, not tart, no acidity, almost dull and cloying. Help! Someone give me back my Rodenbach!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Reddish brown color, ruby highlights, light tan head, fairly retentive. Nnice sharp aroma, fruity, tart, lightly acidic, some cherry. Flavor starts out similarly but lacks a punch that the aroma led you to believe was coming. Also comes across as fairly metallic. Body is pretty light, somewhat acidic, the metallic flavor has a similar place in the mouthfeel that I wasnít crazy about. Nice beer and quite refreshing but it doesnít deliver in the way that the Grand Cru does.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2569) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Light tan head, retention is good and the lace is stringy and lasting. Clear amber red hued brew, kool glow. Fruity nose, cherries and red berries, light malty notes. Body is medium, spritely on the tongue with a moderate tartness. Medium sweet malts, light woodiness, fairly sour and tart cherriesh flavors with some cinnamony notes as well. Finish is dry and fruity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (1041) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2005
On tap at BXL. Yup, this stuff is sour, fer shur. But itís that way by design, and given that, itís pretty good. Didnít detect much in the aroma. Sour berry flavor, with wood and malt in the background. Flavor improved a bit as it warmed. A well made beer that had nice feel and finish to it. I think Iíd enjoy this more on a warm, summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Ruby body with rising carbonation, generous tan head, sour cherry and toffee malt in the nose. Soft start, sour middle, tangy finish, some biscuity malts, lingering acidity. Somewhat thin.

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