Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, but Iím a diehard Grand Cru fan, so this comes off a little light for my taste.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Rodenbach Belgian Ale
tangy rich belgian ale
Name: Rodenbach Belgian Ale
clear dark ruby red, wispy beige head, sweet and tart aroma with essence of muskidine, creamy body, sweet fruity flavor balanced with a nice tartness, strong winey character with a grape skin characrer, light woody character,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle-pours a thick creamy tan head that reduces to thin, with patches of remaining thicker head. Color appears dark brown, held up to light-itís a clear dark amber. Aroma is vinegar, malty. Taste-nicely done. Interesting balance of vinegar and malty that comes across light and refreshing, somewhat like an apple spritzer/cider. My first Flemish. While this seems to be an acquired taste & it didnít jump out at me to be a Ďregularí, I will be back to retry this style.
thewolf (10554) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ YNWA.
Well... it is always nice to find a beer, covered in so much dust that you have to rub it away to see what youíre actually holding :o)
So... what did I actually have? A 33cl Rodenbach at 5% (must be this, then). There were even a little cobwebs íround the bottle cap :o). then I noticed (or my girlfriend did) the expiry date... 23. november 1995!. Wow! But how was it then?
Poured slowly into a snifter glass inside the pub. A very deep red liquid that was surprisingly clear - just about able to see through it (though everything was in a red tinted glow). Head forms as I pour, and ends up as a thin film that stays floating throughout my experience.
Wonderful aroma! A great dash of fresh berries (I wonder how that is possible in a beer that is 12 years past itís BB date?). There is a lingering background aroma of roasted caramel as well as some raisins and grassy tones.
First sip reveals a low carbonation, but it certainly still is there - but it has a very creamy texture. Iím surprised to say that my first taste experience is a note of smoky malts! Then the more expected notes of cherries, plums and raisins come by - all wrapped in a medium sourness that engulfs all the good things about Flemish Sours. As I continue to sip and enjoy, the mouthfeel turns more clingy, sticking to my teeth, making the wonderful sourness stick around much longer.
This is a wonderful brew that most certainly can survive being properly cellared!
Christian (10367) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, Christian IV, Odense. Clear reddish brown, with a small creamy off-white head. Rich aroma of dark sugar, spice, malt and of course, that indescribeable, vinegar-like bret. Sweet flavour with acid balance. Pleasant malt background. Lovely beer, if slightly on the sweet side for my taste.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark red with small head. Aroma is sour with tart, fruit and metallic notes. Flavor is sweet, sour and tarty with notes of plums. Ends sour. Very refreshing.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle. Pours a nice clear red-brown colour with a short creamish beige head. Sour, fruity bit spiced aroma. Good filling mouthfeel. Sweet, bit sour and tart mouldy flavour with a good fruitiness. Sour fruity well lasting dry finish.
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown-red with a fine thick brown-red head.
sour winey aroma,vineagra, redwine, faint orange.
mild sourish flavor, slightly sweet. a mild sour beer. some bitterness, tastes like sour beer blended with oridnary beer.
mouthfeel is a bit too bubbly for my taste.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A gift from Peter who works in Brusles but wisely lives in Leuven, tasted at Delirium. Nicely sweet and sour with oaky overtones. A winner.
Maria (9912) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany with a creamy, nice head. The aroma has a berry-like acidity and the flavour is sweet/slightly sour with nice notes of berries, caramel and itís a smooth, pleasant, uncomplicated and charming beer - quenching and nice. 2477