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


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RATINGS: 1564   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

   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 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidezdonz (92) - , HONG KONG - SEP 29, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael52 (395) - Łódź, POLAND - SEP 27, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (423) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - SEP 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (241) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredericwjp (6) - - SEP 19, 2015 does not count
Ácida, come-se com camarão, com frutos do mar ou toma-se sozinha. Levemente com gosto de cereja.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dohny (316) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 16, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (387) - SPAIN - SEP 13, 2015
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (661) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Batavi (191) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1089) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2015
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.

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