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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: 1649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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".


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (344) - - MAR 11, 2016
12oz bottle. BB date 3/18/16. Appearance: Murky brown with a dark ruby red tint and a light off white foam head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Bready malt undertones with a musty, acetic acid, and strawberry aroma. Taste: Sweet bready maltiness, with dark fruit and berry notes, and a tart acetic sourness to balance. Mouthfeel: Medium body and a moderately high carbonation. Finish: Very dry. Lingering toasted, bready malt and a touch of acetic tartness. Overall: Classic Flanders red with distinct acetic tartness, dark fruit character, and a vinous character. Finishes like a semi dry red wine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fules (495) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAR 7, 2016
Palackból. Habja szinte semmi, vörösbe hajló sötétbarna szín. Illata kissé édeskés, vörösboros, hordós. Íze vörösboros alappal rendelkezik, némi savanykás-édeskés beütéssel. Frissítő, jól kiegyensúlyozott, könnyed sör, közepes testtel, hosszú, telt utóízzel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1195) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2016
Unclear, red colored, medium- lasting off white head. Aroma is fruity tart, bit red wine, some caramel. Taste is light+ sweet candy fruity berry, red wine, tart with medium- sourness, vinegar, dryish finish. Medium to light bodied, soft carbonation. I’d just skip this one and go for the Grand Cru for the woodiness and complexity...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgajdaczewa (1531) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 3, 2016
W aromacie flandersowo, winnie, kwaskowo, czerwone owoce, nieco pestkowo, może niezbyt intensywnie, ale przyjemnie. W smaku wytrawne, kwaskowe, lekki ocet winny, nuty ciemnych winogron i wiśni, ale też lekka ziemistość, finisz pestkowy, nieco zalegający w nie do końca miły sposób. Wersja grand cru znacznie lepsza.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle from Alkostock in Tallinn (€ 2.49). BB 24.09.2016. Pours hazy reddish-coppery with a smallish light beige head leaving scattered uneven lace. The aroma is apple skin and wood, brown sugar, plus a red grape must/nutty/floury - or should I say churchkhela - hint. Tastes sugary sweet, sourish-acidic, fruity (red apples and grapes). Somewhat acidic. Dryish in the finish. Carbonation rather active; feels slightly watery on the palate. A good, but kinda simplistic and easygoing Sour. An easy drinker, that’s for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1617) - Bodř, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark reddish brown color with a small light brown head. Aroma of oak, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, forest floor and wild berries. The flavor extends the aroma with the addition of black currant. Has a slick and soft mouth feel, medium body and a light bitterness. A well-balanced and easy drinking sour ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukka19 (522) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle. Copper color with medium white head. Aroma of cherries, fruits, caramel, some spice. Taste is little sour, nice balanced with sweetness, good

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (669) - Săo Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 21, 2016
Marrom avermelhada, espuma de boa formaçăo e pouca persistęncia. Aroma de leve azedume, maçă, uvas vermelhas. Paladar de leve dulçor e azedume, ainda mais leve cítrico. Corpo leve e baixa carbonataçăo. Aftertaste mantém as sensaçőes do aroma, avinagrada, maça e uva, média persistęncia. Gostei, mas prefiro a duchese. Obs: estava vencida a 1 męs, mas disseram que essa năo sofre tanta influęncia.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2126) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from Wellington Arms, Bedford. Reddish brown, cloudy. Oak, turpentine, a touch of red wine vinegar. Sweet taste with a sour edge. Brown sugar and vinaigrette dressing. Tart finish with soy and sesame. Fully carbonated body. An incredible little fucker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Antonio369 (109) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2016
25cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a brownish red with a one finger white head. Aromas of oak, cherries, vinegar, moist earth. Taste is pretty much a continuation of the aroma. Vinous, sour but not overwhelming, in perfect balance with the cherries. Medium body with a sweet tart and sour finish. Overall a very good sour beer. And I agree with Michael Jackson that this is a very refreshing beer! Cheers!


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