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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2006
This was way too sour for me.One of my least favorite styles.Hugh fruit aroma.This had a crispness bite to it overpowered by the sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Bottle: Burnt caramel, deep ruby hues, moderate sand colored head, somewhat fizzy, fairly nice lacing. † Oaken nose, subtle unripened cherries. † Tart on the tongue, definite oak like dryness, but the cherry aspect is very muted as compared to the oak. † Moderate to full body and mouthfeel. † Dry starchy finish, leaves a coating on the tongue and teeth that isnít all that pleasant. † Decent, but needs to be a bit more fruity for me to take real interest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Bottle from Austin Liquors in Worcester, MA. An excellent mildly sour beer. I was looking for a Petrus Oud Bruin but had to settle for this instead. I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of flavor, medium body (which seems light compared to most Belgian ales Iíve tried), wonderful aroma. Will definitely seek this one out again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4007) - - MAR 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2006 smells of strawberries, wine, other berries. you can actually smell the sour. brownish ruby with a small off white head. its definitely sour but not as much so as some lambics iíve tried. tastes like grapes and cherries. very fruity. similar to grape juice. my mom would probably like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 A wonderful Flemish sour. Iím drinking this fantastic brew on tap right now and its pouring a beautiful reddish brown hue. The aroma smells a bit of grapes and a small hint of cherries. Once the first taste hits its very intense but perfect on the red sour wine and vinegar notes...which moves back into a small hint of cherries on the finish. Overall this wonderful Belgian is a great drink when just starting the night. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Very nice color. Wonderfully sour. Sweet enough. Rather refreshing, but you must like flemmish sours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2006
This is is my First Flemish Sour Ale, Iím surprised that it is supposed to be this sour. Hasa taste of tart cherry and Red Wine Vinegar, pour and looks great. The Malts are ncie and clean. The Color is a beauitful Dark Amber Red, has a astrigent bitter after-taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Bottle. Poured a deep red with thin pinkish head. Fruity red wine vinegar smell. Flavor was very sour cherry, not to vinegary. the fruityness prevented ti from being too sour. Finish is sour, dry and refreshing. Beer is a bit thin, but at only 5% I could almost make this a session brew. (I like them sour!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2006
Iím a huge fan of the rodenbach line. Sour cherry smell with just a little vinegar in there. Deep ruby color with white head. I would love if these were served instead of red wine, I think it could stand in very well for those who like drier, tannin heavy reds. THe sourness cleans up the finish so well. The cherry and malty flavor and medium-full body are perfect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Flemish sours are so good. But not so good when they come as the 37th beer of the night. Still appreciate that sour gumball and winey-fruit taste.

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