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

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RATINGS: 1396   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".


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zinderen (1) - - JUN 22, 2014 does not count
Nice fresh beer with nice color. Bit flat in flavor. Will not be my favorite

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinhol (242) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2014
330 mil can from low buy Lilydale aroma is sour dark amber in colour taste is good fruity sour

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RD400F (175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle to Leffe glass, beer pours a hazy dark red/brown with a small white head that fizzles out. Aroma consists of sour fruit, apple, cinnamon, spices and some vinous notes. Complexity is high. Taste is sour fruit, backed by a good malt backbone and itís somewhat similar to black forest cake albeit not as sweet. Palate is somewhat watery but the beer finishes quite dry. Carbonation is low for a Belgian and itís not as robust in body as Duchesse de Bourgogne which does take away from this a bit. The sourness needs better balance as the beer seems a bit weak. Overall...not a bad beer but not something Iím going to seek out on a regular basis.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1172) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (530) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
It had a deep reddish brown color with some visible carbonation. Its head was small and slightly pinkish tan color. The head slowly recedes, leaving some nice lace behind on the glass. The aroma has sweet and sour fruity notes with some sharp acidic cider vinegar notes. Wow very interesting! The range of flavor is amazing. It starts off with sour apple cider vinegar notes over a light malty flavor. This quickly turns to a more sweet/tart fruity flavor with cherry notes and some hints of musty oak. Next up is a slightly dry, mild earthy bitterness. For the finish it turns back to a semi-dry, tart/sour flavor that slowly fades off the tongue. Itís about medium bodied and the carbonation feels light and a bit fizzy. This is a very complex and interesting beer. It is a slow sipper that is very enjoyable small amounts

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (219) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a nice dark ruby with beige head that rapidly fades. Aroma is sour with dark fruits, brown sugar, spices. Taste is moderately sour. Flavors of cherries, prunes and spices. Not overly tart so it's good if you aren't a huge sour fan. Not as complex as some I've tasted but still very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5257) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown color with a medium sized beige head that didnít last. The aroma and flavor have tart/sour dark fruits, vinegar, cherries, funk, light musty oak, with some mild spice. Lighter nose, moderate carbonation with a medium body. Solid introductory sour that one could drink all day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (175) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Deep brown red pour, thin white head. Fruity aroma, cherry, raspberry Light bubbly body. Taste is fruity, some slight sourness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (246) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Lovely looking beer - a nice dark brown. Murky. Almost didnít catch the head. Very thin and fleeting. No lacing at all. Smells of sour apples. Tasty. Very clean and very light. Hardly any after taste at all. A perfectly neat, clean finish. This beer reminds me of eating the skin of unripe grapes.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xBEERxNOLA (71) - - JUN 7, 2014
Appearance - deep red brown. Finger head. Aroma - sour funk Mouth - high carb bite at the front that dies quick Taste - light cherry. Not very sour. Very lite fruit. Overall - good beer but I like my sours to be mouth puckering.


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