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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: 1402   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".


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/15/2013. 11.2 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass. A: Pours a dark red color with nice clarity. Typical of a sour, there isnít much head, a one finger eggshell color that fades quickly. S: I love how the cherries intermingle with the oak qualities the aroma provides. Sourness is subtle, enough to create a delicate interplay between the other aromatic notes. Not explosive, just wonderful to inhale. T: A bit of a letdown from the nose, which isnít really saying much. Immediately, cherry flavors combine with a balanced lactic tartness. I love how cherry forward this comes across without going overly sweet. The finish is mostly grainy malts and some diacetyl; however, after a few sips some of the cherry qualities bleed past the midtaste to drown out the buttery notes - exactly what I want in a Flemish red. Keep in mind this is about 3/10 sour, so those looking for an enamel beatdown wonít find it here. M: Light and crisp. A very light tannic quality appears in the aftertaste, but this isnít particularly dry. Itís well carbonated and refreshing, and goes down quickly. O: One thing that deserves to be mentioned is how inexpensive this bottle was - about $1.75 for a single 11.2 oz bottle. Itís not the greatest sour ever, but as a refreshing thirst quencher, Iíd take this over many standard fruit beers any day. Itís cheap (for a sour), itís well made, and itís a panty dropper. Enough said!


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gschrade (544) - Collinsville, USA - JUL 28, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish brown with a off white head. Taste sour, fruity, tart. I thought this was very good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Niller (555) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Sour taste of vinegar and some fruits. Dry finish. Not my favorite.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
petewhitley (331) - JAPAN - JUL 25, 2014
chocolate, earthy, raisin, brown, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly sour, sticky, soft carbonation, astringent. Fairly strong vinegar smell/taste. Overall though a nice blend of sweetness/tartness; does itís best to live up the "refreshing" label.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3003) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy ruby with small off-white head. Clear vinous and fruity aroma. Notes of yeast. Vinous flavour, with sweetish notes of fruit and malt. Sourish and estery aftertaste. Well, a decent beer but the Grand Cru version is better :-)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (1000) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a glowing ruby in the light, dull brown otherwise, with a thin khaki head that leaves some soapy lace. Nose involves malt vinegar, some oak, cherry, some grape, and some dust. Somewhat sweet, fairly tart. Light body, active, tacky, with a dry-ish oak finish. Decent brew, though not especially interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fluxing (270) - POLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Warka 06.03.2015. Kolor bordowy, idealnie klarowne. Piana wysoka, lekko bezowa, powoli opada, zostawia gruba warstwe ok 1 cm, ktora praktycznie juz dalej nie opada oraz calkiem niezly lejsing. W aromacie winne, wisniowe, kwasne, lekko octowe, aromat srednio intensywny, ale przyjemny. W smaku polpelne, caly smak to praktycznie powtorka aromatu, kwasnosc na srednim poziomie. Ogolnie w smaku jest za slodkie, mocno zaklejajace, a kwasnosc jest na tyle niska, ze nie stanowi odpowiedniej kontry. Natomiast w odczuciu bardzo gladkie i aksamitne, moze minimalnie drapiace od alkoholu. Goryczka wlasciwie niewyczuwalna.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoostIPA (1216) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a light brown with amp off white head. Aromas of sugary candied fruit, molasses. Taste is semi sweet. Flavors of generic fruit and oak. Actually not as cloying as I thought it would be. Not tart or sour at all. No real funk to be had here either. Itís pretty pedestrian. Fruity, caramel, oak. Some components of a Baltic porter as well. Pretty mediocre. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2014
It poured a dark ruby/brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was sour with cherries. The taste was similar with some port wine notes, vinegar, fruits and some funk. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (704) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
From tap in a harour cafť in Zeebrugge. Reddish brown. Beige, dense head. Sour aroma of red berries. Similar taste. Red currant juice. Refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rosslew (185) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
Got sour smell. Has a tinge of vinegar with the yeast in taste. Very little fruit. Found mouthfeel a bit watery. Lacked a bit of flavour for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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