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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: 1530   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (212) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle bought as present nice small lasting head nice aroma of bread and fruit tastes bubblegum blueberries sourness in background lovely tipple

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geophagus (530) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 18, 2015
(Bottle 0.25l/ half of bottle) Dark red to brown colour. Small brownish, medium fast disapearing foam. Light body, low to moderate carbonation, medium oily, smooth texture. Aroma: Caramel, viney, vinegar,dark fruits, prunes, cherry pits, wood, Taste: Soft fruity sourness, red fruits, cherry pits, berrys, woody. Medium tart, medium long, fruity (dark cherrys) finish.Tasty and very easy to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gueuze (489) - - MAY 14, 2015
Komplexer Geruch nach Holz mit Essig. Im Geschmack sehr trocken. Stšrker karbonisiert, Rest eher langweilig, schleimig im Mund.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1847) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle Several times. Dark red pour with a dark red tan head. Nose of sweet ripe cherries, caramel, malts sweetness, vinegar, dark red fruits. Slight tart. Belgium classic

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (929) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle at De Werf. Caramel, oak, little sour, nice but grand cru is so much better.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
huineman (272) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Pours maroon with scarce tawny head. Aroma is vinous: fermented raspberry and cherry, a tinge of vinegar, a hint of vanilla and nutmeg, a bit of coffee drop. Taste is lively sour and a little sweet. Soft and light, not very long-lasting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mghj (20) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a glass. Reddish brown color with a brown head. Has a delicate carbpmatopm with an initial light tart tast ending with a refreshing hint of lemon. Easy to drink sour beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarrelAndBeer (11) - Wien, - MAY 3, 2015
Very classic sweet and sour brown beer. Right choice for beginners. Just a hint of aged woody oakiness and red wine vinous. Could drink everyday. Fresh and easy. Well balanced, not as sour as other beers of this style. Enjoyed every sip.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Couch0508 (75) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Not a fan at all. This was my first sour but I am probably the best sour critic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2095) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines. This is like the entry level way into Flemish sweet and sour brown beers. Although itís probably one of the originals too. Slightly cloudy reddish brown with a thin off white head. Nose is malt vinegar, sour green apples, funky yeast, subtle cherry, cider, red wine vinous. Taste is malt vinegar, apple vinegar, sweet brown apple flesh, cherry sweetness, tart lactobacillus sourness, little aged woody oakiness (not fresh but old wood), red wine vinous. Itís soft on the palate with a little more sweetness and less tartness than some of the more esoteric Flemish browns like the Grand Cru. I found this a bit subdued at first for my palate having been hardened on lambics and tarter Flemish browns, but itís really growing on me. Nice everyday drinking Flemish brown. My only criticism is the body is a little more on the watery side.


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