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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: 1540   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".


ThisWangsChung's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffbot (43) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
A wonderful deep purple tan, sharp mouthfeel with crisp bite. Strawberries, cherries, apricot smell. Lingering sour after taste, lemon and vinegar maybe? High carbonation makes extra tang

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pistacho (47) - SPAIN - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle at La Tienda de la Cerveza. Wine aromas, hints of something that reminds me ketchup and mustard (vinegar and spices?). After some minutes also develops grainy notes. Good and refreshing acidity, soft cider flavors, again mustard hints with a good grainy background. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (1000) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Belle couleur brune aux reflets rouges. Aromes plutot simple de caramel, fruits rouges, pas.assez boisee. Correct.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
voyageurmike (140) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2015
dark reddish brown with tan head, sour fruit aroma and pleasant if unnuanced taste. Clean tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (2086) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle shared with Rachel during the course of our eveing at Het Waterhuis in Ghent. Straight Rodenbach doesnít travel nearly as much as itís loftier brothers. Good to finally have a bottle. Pours Red Amber with a foamy off-White head. Aroma of fruity vinegar and sweet malt. I always find the flavour combinations in Flemmish Reds to be uite disarming. Tart and spoilt with a robust malty sweetness. Quite difficult to compute. I like it but I donít find it moreish in the same way I would a Lambic.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jamaty (1155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2015
1/4 de cerveza macerada 2 aŮos en cerveza de roble. Color caoba. 1 dedo de espuma que se desvanece. Olor a madera y fruta roja. Sabor predominantemente afrutado (cereza) y algo avinagrado. Muy especial. Cuesta.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (729) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Aroma: red wine, woody, dark malts. Appearance: brown-reddish color, nice thin creamy head. Palate: low bitterness, barrel notes, red wine, slightly sour, dark malts, semi-dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, sour finish. Overall: Really good commercial barrel aged beer. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Keg at spitfire. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is funky, caramel, fruity, berries, taste is similar, dry.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnokk (188) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
APPEARANCE - dark amber with beautiful creamy very light brown head that sticks to the side of my Belgian glass like honey when I swirl it. NOSE - very little scent to speak of. FLAVOR - slightly sour at fisrt, and it mellows into a sweetish malty flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (283) - POLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Piana drobna, ale szybko znika niemal do zera sycząc przy tym jak na coli, barwa ciemno czerwona, bordowa, lekko opalizująca. W aromacie drogie czerwone wytrawne wino - kwaskowy zapach czerwonych owocůw typu wiśnia, czerwona porzeczka, ciemne winogrono, delikatne nuty dębowej beczki, starego drewna. W smaku jest lekka kwaśność, ale szybko łamie ją delikatna owocowa słodycz, ktůra przechodzi szybko w pestkową goryczkę. Wszystko płynnie, przyjemnie i orzeźwiająco. Nagazowanie średnie, bardzo drobne, piwo jest dość bogate i przyjemne w odczuciu, ale raczej sesyjne, lekkie w piciu. Alkohol delikatnie rozgrzewa w gardle, co ponownie przypomina nam o podobieństwie do půłwytrawnego czerwonego wina.


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