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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1674   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".

TheHopster's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (1049) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
(Bottle). Pours a clear ruby-brown complexion with fluffy tan head and lacing. Good balance of sour ale and modest cherry sweetness. Nice long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2167) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Pours a translucent mahogany into the glass, with a light tan head that quickly diminishes. leaving no lace of which to speak. The nose is of tart esters and vinegar notes. Flavors of unripened apples, Bing cherries, light vinegar and woody oaken tones finish semi-curt and sour. Its medium body and active palate provides a fresh sour brown offering that’s sure to please fans of Flemish and wild ales. Sour, clean and nice, it’s never overbearing. Great job.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (5915) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
I wouldn’t call this the most refreshing beer in the world....not even if I was retarded. Im more refreshed after a lager or session IPA but hey, thats just me. Some people like a nice, sweet, fruit beer to feel good. Red or Purple pour with the standard overly sweet and viscous cherry and oak tones. Some light vinegar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lupuLust (99) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2016
Opened this one for a belgian goulash with Kasteel Donker. Thanks a lot for the recipe Frank and Bierhandlung! Decent sourness with vinegar and (Slightly toasted) wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Parmenion777 (157) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2016
Pours a clear red amber colour, small off white head. Fruity sour cherry aroma. Sour cherry and tart apple flavour, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerowl80 (248) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Aroma of berries, vinegar,oak and sour plums. Nicely acidic and tart. Lightly sweet with woody sourness. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Pours a clear reddish brown with a thin white ring. Tart, sour fruity aroma. Thin body with light carbonation and some lacing. Lightly tart fruity taste. Flavors don;t linger very long. OK, but not as goo as the Grand Cru.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alvaro78 (289) - Sevilla, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2016
Atomas a caramelo y levadura Buen aspecto carbónatacion baja En boca compleja, ácida (ligeramente) caramelo con final seco ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ATP (341) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Złożony aromat jabłek, wiśni i agrestu (?). W smaku cierpkie, silnie wytrawne, z umiarkowaną kwaśnością i sporą ilością cydrowo-drewnianych akcentów. Jabła nadal dość silnie wyczuwalne, wiśnia już mniej. Finisz cierpki, delikatnie drewniany. Niezłe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rex_Remes (129) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - SEP 23, 2016
(330ml bottle, Beijing) AROMA: Sweet, fermented fruit, dried fruit, cherry, very ripe apples, jam, APPEARANCE: cloudy, medium brown/red, beige head, clingy/oily. TASTE: ciderish, sweet, apple, cherry, grape, tobacco, fortified wine without being alcoholy, tart finish. PALATE: Sparkly, fizzy, afterwards quite smooth/oily/slick, some bitterness but not too much. OVERALL: Different, interesting, unique. Doesn’t come off a beer, seems more like a cider (as if made almost wholly from fruit, not from malt). A good beer to try and discuss. I like it, it is fun/fresh ... however I can imagine some people saying it is too sweet or girly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkillsFactory (555) - ITALY - SEP 20, 2016
Lattina, 33 cl. Rosso antico con riflessi arancio, limpida, schiuma beige non molto persistente che forma un anello in superficie lungo la parete del bicchiere. Aroma principalmente acetico e legnoso con note oleose, di ciliegia e di uva nera. Al palato attacca acetica e lievemente astringente, a seguire legno e note di crosta di pane, sul finale al legno e alla crosta di pane si accompagnano piacevoli note di uva nera ma soprattutto ciliegia. Mediamente carbonata, corpo molto leggero, texture watery.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 168

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50