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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Sparkling dark amber in color - just a slightly tart aroma, some earthen mustiness, sour cherries, yeast, a touch of oak - crisp, tingly mouthfeel - a very mild sourness for the style, some white grapes and cherries, a vinous, almost white wine character - gingerbread and cinnimon come in very late in the finish, making things more interesting - a unique, light and easy to drink flemish sour - good for people new to the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Bottle, 25cl Reddish brown poor with not much of a head. Definite fruity flavor. Was pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 19, 2006
"Pour a nice red color with tiny head. Aroma was sour and yet sweet. Flavor was of grapes and other fruits. Perfect ammount of sour flavor a refreshing flavor. Mouthfeel was to carbonated. "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
[bottle from dorsvlegel] fruity aroma, plums, grapes only slightly acidic. body is a bit thin, tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2006
On Tap at the Hop Devil Grill, NYC. Pours a deep reddish brown with a bit of lacing on top. This is a truly wonderful beer but may not be for everyone. It has a hint of tartness which goes really well with seafood or heavy meats. It is well balanced with sweet malty caramel flavors and deeply rich like a good wine almost. Easy to drink, refreshing and not as sour as other Flemish sours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Pours a clear, dark brown color with no head or lacing. Aroma is fruity and sweet. Flavor is nce with tart berry hints to it. Much better flavor in the bottle than on tap (which I had at Sunset Grille in Boston). Light and bubbly on the palate and all around a delicious beer! Super easy to drink!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
CDBrDisappear (6) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2006 does not count
This is a rather highly rated beer but to me it tastes like vinegar. I drank half the bottle and poured the rest down the drain. Admittedly I should have read the bottle since the label says it is intentionally brewed to be sour. Obviously, from reading other ratings there are plently of beer drinkers who like this brew. It’s just not for everyone and if you’re not a fan of sour beer then it’s not for you.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2006
25 cl bottle. Yeast at the bottom. Reddish brown colour with a weak head. Woody and sour aroma just like winegar. Sour and earthy flavour not my cup of beer (tea).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (11245) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
Red amber ale with a creamy off-white head. Sweet grapes with cardboard notes in aroma. Soured grapes or cranberries in mouth. Rather boring and light bodied. Deception. On tap at Clark’s Ale House.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobaidan (529) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Pours a reddish brown, Aroma is a slight vinegar smell. Flavor is slightly sour with a slightly metallic character. The metal flavors subside somewhat as you drink it. The bottle states this is a flemish sour, but it is not nearly as sour, sweet, or special as many other flemish sours I have tasted. Still, not a bad beer, and may be a good transition to the more flavorful flemish sours.

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