ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 isn’t 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 isn’t 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 won’t find it here.
M: Light and crisp. A very light tannic quality appears in the aftertaste, but this isn’t particularly dry. It’s 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. It’s not the greatest sour ever, but as a refreshing thirst quencher, I’d take this over many standard fruit beers any day. It’s cheap (for a sour), it’s well made, and it’s a panty dropper. Enough said!
davidezdonz (92) - , HONG KONG - SEP 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 3rd October 2015 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass. It poured a dark reddish brown colour with a thin tanned head (although on my second bottle, an extremely aggressive pour gave me a one finger head) that leaves plenty of stringy lacing. There was nice strong tart cherry and grape aromas with hints of vinegar and oak. Taste was tart cherry with hints of vinegar and grape bubblegum. Dry, light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. This was the most basic of the Rodenbach line, and overall, this was very good. It was very refreshing, nice on the palate and easy to drink.
rafael52 (395) - Łódź, POLAND - SEP 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kolor: rubinowy, zmętniony.
Piana: niska, w miarę trwała.
Zapach: słodki aromat czerwonych owoców, delikatne nuty winne, szampańskie, lekka dzikość.
Smak: dość wytrawne, sporo nut czerwonych owoców, delikatna kwaśność, lekka taniniczność.
Wysycenie: lekko w kierunku wysokiego.
Cristobal37 (423) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So ive come back to another slightly funky sour even though it’s really not my style, but this one is actually a great easy sour beer. Looks like american coffee. Definitely red wine with carbonation and a faint vinegary kick at the end. Refreshing and a pleasant surprise.
ciocanelu (241) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color with a small head fizzing away in a second. Aroma has a lot of fruits like cherries, grapes, red apples and berries. Doesn’t have the vinegar like character of the Grand Cru. Taste is also just slightly tart, letting the fruity character shine along with the slightly caramelized malts. Very easy to drink but complex at the same time.
fredericwjp (6) - - SEP 19, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ácida, come-se com camarão, com frutos do mar ou toma-se sozinha. Levemente com gosto de cereja.
Dohny (316) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark ruby color with tan creamy head. Aroma sour and funky. Light sweet, medium sour. In finish also medium bitterness. Medium body, lively carbonated.
josanguapo (387) - SPAIN - SEP 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From elcervecero. In Duvel glass. After dinner. Nice aroma and taste to cherries and barrel. Remembers red wine. Long and tasty aftertaste. A bit sour but nothing bothering
Dervock (661) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can - pours reddish brown with short lived white head. Aroma is vinegar, cherry and woody. Taste is sour up front mellowing out in the finish. Bit of fizz to the palate. Grows on you.
Batavi (191) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uitgeschonken in Sint Crispijn bierglas.
Heldere roodbruine kleur met een kleine beige schuimkraag die zich snel terugtrekt. Aroma's van: eikenhout, kersen, vanille, rode wijn, balsamico azijn. Het smaakpallet is zurig met een wijnachtig karakter en fruitige tonen van kersen en zwarte bessen met houtige en aardachtige tonen in de afdronk. Mooi bier in deze interessante stijl. Heeft niet de complexiteit van de Rodenbach Grand Cru of Liefmans Goudenband. Blijft een uitzonderlijk bier, jammer alleen van de 25 cl. flesjes.
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60minuteman (1089) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown color pour from big bottle. Lots of sediment. Smell of malt, bark, earth, stone fruits, lemon and molasses. Sweet. Balanced. Oaky. Flavor is like a boozy jam.