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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1395   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 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.

   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

   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.

   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...

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2003
(4 years old) Brown w/ deep reddish hue. Generous beige head. Complex nose of fruit and rich malt w/ some sourness in the background. Medium body. Complex malty flavour w/ a good fruit & oak vinous character. Sour, acidic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5943) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2003
1999 - Thank to Hopsrus for bringing this to the RBSG 2003. Ruby hue with nice head and good lacing, medium to full-bodied. Vinous aroma with hints of citrus, wood, and spices. Very sour initial taste but lessened as it warmed up on my palate. Tart finish. Clean. Oily and soft mouthfeel. Very enjoyable, but you must be a fan of this style to have recommended.

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